News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 30062020


Here we go with this week’s skill development news bytes covering various happenings and updates in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. The news and latest happenings could help you generate leads for developing your business in this sector. The News Bytes are compiled and adapted from various sources* with the sole objective of keeping our readers informed about the evolving skills industry in India and how they can be a part of it.

ASSOCHAM webinar focuses on self-reliance through demand-driven skill development: The recently held webinar on skill development by ASSOCHAM focused on self-reliance through demand-driven skill development to realise the vision for Atmnirbhar Bharat. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said that skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling of the India’s workforce will play a crucial role in the success of the Government’s vision of Atmnirbhar Bharat and the recently launched Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan, announced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.`Read more…

MEA to create an online database of workers to map their skills: The ministry of external affairs (MEA) has collaborated with NSDC to create an online database of Indian workers returning from abroad to map their skills. As a contribution to the mission, State governments including Kerala, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are also creating their own database of returning migrants.

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NSDC partners upGrad to expand the reach of online skilling programs: NSDC has partnered upGrad to use their Live platform. This will not only expand the reach of online skilling programs but strengthen access to virtual learning and live classroom. Read more…

NSN celebrated World MSME Day with a Virtual Panel Discussion and Social Media Day with a Master Class: On the occasion of World MSME Day, Team NSN organized a virtual panel discussion on “COVID-19 its impact on skilling for the MSME sector” on 27th June 2020. World MSME Day is dedicated towards raising awareness of the need for greater investment into small and medium. NSN celebrated Social Media Day on 30th June with a free Masterclass on Social Media for creating and communicating impact. Read more… 

Learnet Skills launch ‘AVSAR’: In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to boost livelihood opportunities in Rural India, Learnet Skills launched a pro-bono initiative called “AVSAR”- Migrant Workers Counselling Centres across 60 districts in 9 states in India. Read more… 

NewsNTTF collaborates with Jain University to offer BVoc courses: NTTF has collaborated with Jain University to offer BVoc degree and skill-oriented training to students. The collaboration will help students to concurrently pursue vocational education offered by Jain university while enrolling for a three-year diploma at NTTF.

Amazon India to hire 20,000 temporary staff in customer service to serve global customers: Amazon India is going to offer 20,000temporary employment opportunities in its customer service organization to help customers in India and globally with a seamless online shopping experience. These positions are open in Hyderabad, Pune, Coimbatore, Noida, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Mangaluru, Indore, Bhopal and Lucknow.

Madhya Pradesh government constitutes commission for welfare of migrant workers: The Madhya Pradesh government constituted a migrant labourers commission to employ the workers according to their skills and ability. The commission will work on the welfare of migrant labourers and their families, creation of employment opportunities and skill development.

ABB power grid joins hands with NITW: ABB power grid has collaborated with NITW to launch the first of its kind M.Tech programme in Smart Electric Grid from the current academic year. The new initiative is intended to promote skill development and research activities in SEG and strengthen collaboration between academia and industry. 

CII to partner with Tamil Nadu government in skill development: CII is going to collaborate with the government to carry out a skill mapping study in the State and also organize skill development programmes to enhance the skill level of the workforce in tier two and three towns. 

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IBM and MSDE to launch a free digital learning platform for jobseekers in India: IBM, in collaboration with MSDE is going to offer a free digital learning platform as part of its SkillsBuild initiative for job seekers in India. SkillBuild has already benefited 14,135 learners who have completed 40,000 courses and 77,000 hours of e-learning. 

SAP introduces Global Bharat programme to help Indian MSMEs: Tech giant SAP India launched the Global Bharat programme to equip MSMEs in the country with digital technologies, to help them become globally more competitive. Under the programme, MSMEs will have an open access to digital marketplace SAP Ariba Discovery, where any buyer can post sourcing needs and any of the four million suppliers on Ariba Network can respond with their ability to deliver the goods and services required.

Online skill development course on COVID-19 for nurses on duty: APSSDC has collaborated with the Generation India Foundation (McKinsey Social Initiative), Trained Nurses Association of India and Columbia Asia Hospitals to offer a four hour online training programme to help over 25,000 nurses and paramedical staff enhance their knowledge and competencies with respect to handling COVID-19.

Siemens launches ‘Sitrain access’: A new digital learning platform for industry: Siemens Limited is going to expand its Sitrain Digital Industry Academy portfolio to include new digital learning offering – ‘Sitrain access’. Sitrain access is the digital learning platform for industry. It facilitates digital, innovative learning and professional education in all sectors. Read more…

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