News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development, VET, employability


Here are some News Bytes covering various happenings and updates in the ITIs, the industry, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and VET space. The News Bytes curated 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.

Singapore becomes the first destination for Kerala ITI student’s foreign visit

Students who excelled in the ‘India Skills- Kerala-2018’ competition will be sent to Singapore. 45 students from selected ITIs will be sent to Singapore in the second week of September where they will undergo a special training in skill development and entrepreneurship under the aegis of the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) -Singapore. The one-week training will also give impetus to the students’ personality development.

AP government has allotted Rs 2.5 crore for ITI hostels in Gajuwaka

The new Industrial Training Institute in Gajuwaka Vishakapatnam, will get converted into a full-fledged residential model. The state government of Andhra Pradesh has allotted Rs 2.5 crore for constructing hostels for the ITI. The ITI will also get trade workshop buildings and a training-cum-production centre. All the buildings will also get a facelift.

Girls hostel inaugurated for APPITI in Assam

A girl’s hostel was inaugurated at Rowta, in Assam accommodating 100girls. The hostel has been built to provide accomodation facilities to students of the Amalgamated Plantations Private Industrial Training Institute (APPITI). Assam Investment Fund donated the hostel and constructed it within a record time of 8-months.

Newsbytes from NSN August 01

Seven new ITIs to be set up in Kerala

The Kerala government will set up seven new Industrial Training Institute (ITIs) in the state, The minister for labour and skill development, T P Ramakrishnan inaugurated the new workshop lab and hostel building of the Kozhikode Government ITI at Malikkadavu. The new ITIs would be set up at Vellamunda in Wayanad, Peelicode and Kuttikkol in Kasaragod, Panniyannur in Kannur Mayyanad in Kollam, Thuravoor in Ernakulam and Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram. The government has already set up nine ITIs during the last two years.

India to soon get Vocational training’ regulator

India is likely to have a separate regulatory agency on ‘vocational training soon’, providing the much-needed boost to the country’s skilling efforts. This new regulator, which may soon get the approval of the government, will attempt to bring “quality enforcement” of various skilling initiatives through the mechanism of regulating the awarding body.

Rs 8.50 cr for ITI in Narnaund, Hisar

Haryana Government has approved about Rs 8.50 crore for the construction of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Sisay village in Narnaund assembly constituency of Hisar.

Latest headlines from skill development, vocational training and employment initiatives in various states

  • Skills on wheels program to be introduced on a large scale in Uttar Pradesh
  • The Indian paint industry is looking at 10%-plus growth in sales in the current fiscal; Mr V S Ram, past president, IPA and CEO, Paints and Coatings Skill Council, underscored the need for demonstrating the industry’s conviction in skill development. “A skilled painter is an essential part of the product’s performance and success. We need to work towards the future when it is mandated to employ only certified painters,” Mr Ram said.
  • GJEPC Organizes Skill Training Programme in Sindhudurg: GJEPC has also identified that around 5000 women from Sindhudurg region would like to get trained in imitation and tribal jewellery.
  • Online career counselling firm iDreamCareer joins NSDC to offer psychometric assessments and career guidance
  • Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan lays foundation stone of skill training centre for women: The land for the Mohali NSTI was given by farmers of village Saneta and the cost of the project was Rs 17 crore.
  • In a bid to create 10 lakh jobs, the central government is set to roll out professional diploma courses in sectors such as banking, management and hospitality that can be pursued along with regular bachelor degrees.
  • A skill eco-framework for Uttarakhand will be developed in the next two months to improve 176 ITIs in Uttarakhand and enhance the employability and self-employment potential of about 40 lakh citizens.
  • 15000 villages yet to get skill development centres under Antyodaya mission: Of the total 6,49,481 villages of the country, 15,529 villages do not have a skill development centre (SDC). Uttar Pradesh leads the way among states with no skill development centres with as many as 3,474 villages in the state yet to get one. It is followed by Odisha and Bihar with 2,755 and 1,493 villages without SDCs.
  • Odisha’s first Skill Museum inaugurated: The State Government wants best employers of the country to look for talent in Odisha’s industrial training institutes and the museum is a step towards it.

Skill India Mission boosted by Ambuja Cements in Rajasthan

In Rajasthan, Ambuja Cements Ltd, which is a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim and is also one of the leading cement manufacturing companies in India, has been successfully spearheading the skill development initiatives to enhance the employability of rural youth, Through its initiatives it has contributed to the Government’s flagship programs ‘Skill India’ and ‘Make in India’. Till date, over 10,000 youngsters have been imparted skill training in the state.

Amway India and with Skill Development Ministry partner to support Skill India mission

To support the government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative, direct selling FMCG Company Amway India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Retailers Associations Skill Council of India (RASCI) and renewed its partnership for the second year in a row. This MoU will enable Amway to provide free training for upskilling its direct sellers for the second year and help them become entrepreneurs.

Agriculture Skill Council of India accredits HAU training institute

Haryana Agricultural University training institute is now authorised as a centre of Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI), and will award certificate/diploma for skill development in 19 different disciplines. The Vice-Chancellor said that in any country special emphasis is given to provide skill development programmes for unemployed youth, farmers and women. Skills and knowledge are two inspirational forces for the economic and social development of the country. A country will progress only when the people, especially young people are healthy, educated and skilled.

CMC Skills’ Mega Skill Centre gets Training Center of the Year Award in Jharkand

The ‘Training Center of the Year’ award was awarded to Mega Skill Centre of CMC Skills by the Jharkhand Government to recognise their outstanding performance in the field of skill development. This programme was organized by Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society on the eve of the World Youth Skills Day 2018. All the stakeholders of the Skill ecosystem felt a sense of pride for their efforts in Jharkhand.

Government to support unemployed in AP through apprenticeships

According to East Godavari District Collector there are plans underway to encourage apprenticeship for the unemployed youth in the industrial units in a variety of trades to serve the dual purpose of enabling the industries to get quality labour and improving skills among the youth. Addressing the representatives of various industry units at a meeting held at the Collectorate in Kakinada, he said the government is planning to come up with a new policy to encourage apprenticeships in a huge way in the industries by showing its support in paying its share for apprenticeships.

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