Newsbytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 20102020


Our weekly newsbytes will keep you updated on industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. It could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed. The newsbytes are compiled and adapted from various sources* with the sole objective of keeping our readers informed about the evolving skills industry.

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Skill development news from the states

Arunachal Pradesh

Bird and Bee Talk on life skills by Dettol: Dettol has launched a unique life skills program for kids of age group 10-19, The Birds and Bees Talk in Arunachal Pradesh.This program will help in working towards the Government goal to transform the lives of people in India.

Skills and entrepreneurship to boost Toy industry in India: In this video, we discuss about the skilling aspect in the Toy industry and how skills and entrepreneurship will help us boost the Toy industry to make India the Toy manufacturing hub.

Jammu and Kashmir

Action plans for Craft Development Institute (CDI): A meeting was held to review and discuss action plans for Craft Development Institute (CDI) at Srinagar. The genuine issues related to craft development would be addressed on priority basis. 


23k migrant workers in Rajasthan to be trained under PM Kaushal scheme: The government of India is going to provide skill training to 23,000 migrant workers under the PM Kaushal Vikas Yojana. The Centre has tied up with 79 private partners in Rajasthan for the skill training.

Skill development news from the government and industry

10,000 seasonal jobs by Mahindra logistics ahead of festive season: Mahindra Logistics has added 10,100 seasonal jobs ahead of the festive season and will retain a significant number of these employees. It has trained about 20,000 personnels in the last two years under the PMKVY scheme.

New normal for domestic workers: Among the informal workers, domestic workers are one of the worst affected by the pandemic and the new normal is not going to be easy. According to a survey, 86% of the household are more willing to employ live-in workers and 62.5% prefer trained domestic workers while willing to pay them higher salaries. 

Third phase of PMKVY to be launched on 1st January 2021: The Third phase of PMKVY will be launched on 1st January 2021. The third phase will focus on imparting skills related to healthcare, home delivery, sanitising, cleaning services among others.

NewsbytesIndia EdTech market to grow immensely in the next five years: The EdTech market of India is going to expand immensely in the next five years in value terms. There is a $10 billion market opportunity in this space where paid subscribers are likely to touch over the next four years.

NCL to train youth in various employment trades: NCL is going to train youth in various employment trades with the help of Skill Council for Mining (SCMS).A total of 480 youths will be trained in employment skills such as HEMM Mechanic, Mine Electrician, Mine Welder, Data Entry Operator etc.

SCALE India android app by LSSC: LSSC has launched an android app called SCALE India to provide a single platform to integrate quality assurance across all its services. It aims to provide a one-stop solution for the skilling, learning, assessment and employment needs of the leather and leather products industry.

Ministry of MSME leverages the power of AI/ML to strengthen Indian MSMEs: In a major initiative, the Ministry of MSME has on boarded the latest IT tools of AI/ML for providing assistance and solutions to the issues of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Read more…

Skill development news from academia

AICTE partners Microsoft to empower learners and educators with future-ready skills: AICTE has partnered with Microsoft to empower learners and educators with future-ready skills. Over 1,500 course modules from Microsoft will be made available to students and educators free of cost through AICTE’s e-learning portal, ELIS.

Tech for Tribal initiative by IIT Kanpur: IIT Kanpur, in collaboration with Chhattisgarh MFP, is going to launch “Tech for Tribal initiative” program which is a Vandhan-ESDP training program sanctioned by MSME under their ESDP scheme.

GoDaddy collaborates with EduSkills to help boost digital skills development in India: GoDaddy has partnered with EduSkills. It aims to create a talent pool of thousands of skilled youth through GoDaddy Academy and will train educators across EduSkills’ 800+ partner universities and engineering colleges. 

School education to be reformed under a project partially funded by the World Bank: School education in India will be reformed under a project partially funded by the World Bank. Under the project the education system, especially for early childhood and vocational education in six states would be transformed. 

UoH partners AAIC Technologies to offer online PG diploma courses in AI and ML: UoH has partnered with AAIC Technologies Pvt. Ltd. to offer online PG diploma courses in AI and ML through the Centre for Distance and Virtual Learning. This Diploma is designed as per National Skill Mission requirements. 

Online skill development plan by NSS: NSS of vocational higher secondary education in association with NSS of KVASU has launched a new online skill-development programme “Jeevanam Jeevadhanam”. 

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