News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 06072020


We compile our news bytes very carefully from various sources keeping our reader’s interest in mind. It is always crucial to stay updated on the industry, academia, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. Our news bytes ensure that you are aware about all the happenings around the skilling ecosystem. The snippets of information could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed.

Skill development news from the government and industry

Skill ministry to train 300,000 migrants:The union skill development ministry is going to train at least 300,000 migrant workers to help them upgrade their skills. The training will be offered under the Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan. The special job scheme. Read more…

Britannia Marie Gold gives Rs 10 Lakhs to 10 women to start entrepreneurial journey: Britannia Marie Gold announced the ten winners of its annual women entrepreneurship initiative, Britannia Marie Gold My Start Up initiative at an all-virtual finale event. The 10 winners were felicitated and awarded Rs. 10 Lakhs each to kick-start their business ventures. 

Microsoft launches initiative to help 25 million people acquire digital skills: Microsoft launched a global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. This initiative will bring together every part of our company, combining existing and new resources from LinkedIn, GitHub, and Microsoft. 

CMIA organizes a webinar to promote apprenticeship schemes: CMIA organized a webinar to promote apprenticeship scheme in hospitals. The webinar was jointly organized by CMIA, Vocational Education and Training, Healthcare Sector Skill Council and GIZ to bring all the stakeholder together on a common platform and discuss the need for manpower in the paramedical field.

UK India Business Council appoints Jayant Krishna as CEO: The UK India Business Council has appointed Jayant Krishna as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Skill development news from the states 

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government uses drones to battle COVID-19 pandemic: The government of Andhra Pradesh has been leveraging the benefits of drones by using it to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The government did an aerial survey across 2,100 sites across 13 districts in the state for the ministry of rural development. They saved over Rs 200 crore by using the technology.

NewsbytesCEMS Vizag to offer training programme for polytechnic students: CEMS in Visakhapatnam has come up with a skill-development training programme to impart real-time industry exposure to the polytechnic students. For this initiative, the CEMS Vizag collaborated with Siemens, one of the prominent international industrial companies to offer offer training programme for polytechnic students.


Delhi University sets up skill development institute: Delhi University has set up a skill development institute under the Institution of Eminence scheme. The institute will involve scholars from across disciplines, including the sciences, humanities, social sciences, commerce and economics, finance and management.


GTTC partners with Dassault Sysytem to establish 3DExperience Innovation Centre: Dassault Systèmes and GTTC has partnered to set up four 3DExperience Innovation Centres in the districts of Raichur, Bellary, Bidar and Yadgir (Gulbarga) in the Kalyana-Karnataka. The centres aims at reducing the skill gap between the students and the industry to facilitate employment opportunities in Karnataka.

Online job fair for migrant workers: The government of Karnataka is going to organize a virtual job fair for migrant workers on 10th July 2020. The job fair is co-ordinated by the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation (KSDC) in which more than 40 companies will be participating for about 6,000 job openings.


MMRDA to hold online job fair:  MMRDA is going to hold an online job fair to address the labour shortage for their upcoming projects. MMRDA will organize the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Online Job Fair in two phases between July 6 and July 12 to fill the vacancy.

Skill development and VET government and non-government projects, apprenticeships and jobs 




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Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Mission appoints new MD: Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Mission has appointed Mr Bishnu Charan Mallick, 2007 batch IAS Officer as the new MD. 


Online Skill-Based Training Courses by GMRVF Hyderabad: GMRVF Hyderabad has introduced online skill based training courses to train school and college dropouts to enhance their employability skill sets in Hyderabad. 

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