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.
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Skill development news from the government, industry and academia
THSC collaborates with SDI Visakhapatnam: THSC has collaborated with SDI Visakhapatnam to establish a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Hospitality. Under the partnership, THSC will assess and certify 120 students from SDI every year on THSC QP’s. Read more…
FutureSkills PRIME Beta platform by NASSCOM to enhance India’s digital talent: NASSCOM has launched FutureSkills PRIME Beta platform to enhance India’s digital talent. The program will be offered as a robust online platform to encourage remote and self-paced learning.
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AI-Enabled Skilling Platform Spotmentor acquired by EY: EY India has acquired Spotmentor Technologies, an AI startup specialising in HR tech space. Spotmentor is a skilling platform that helps businesses identify skills required for the future of work, upskilling and reskilling talent.
Government is gearing up for the next phase of skilling India: In the next phase of Skilling India, the government of India is going to focus on digital technology, cyber and entrepreneurship to make youth ready.
Randstad India collaborates with NIIT to launch Randstad Skilling Academy: Randstad India has collaborated with NIIT to launch Randstad Skilling Academy. Skills like Java, .NET, Python, Mobile App Development, AI/ML, Big Data, Cloud Technologies are being taught in the institute to make students job-ready.
Skilling Galo workshop by Galo Welfare Society (GWS): Galo Welfare Society (GWS) has organized a workshop themed Skilling Galo. Fifty-five participants have enrolled for training in tailoring, baking and handicrafts in the workshop.
NSE Academy acquires majority stake in ed-tech platform TalentSprint: NSE Academy has acquired majority stake in Nexus backed TalentSprint. NSE Academy’s objective is to provide skills in finance and adjacent areas in emerging technologies.
New programs by Microsoft to nurture health tech startups in India: Microsoft has launched a dedicated programme to help healthtech startups flourish in India. Microsoft informed that it has collaborated with startup incubator Social Alpha to accelerate the growth of participating startups.
MSME capacity building training by WRI India and CII: WRI India, in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has conducted a ‘MSME capacity building training series’. The training series will provide MSMEs with skill sets on a range of topics, such as carbon foot printing, energy efficiency and renewable energy among others.
Skill development news from the states
Two skill colleges in Nellore: Nellore is going to have two skill colleges. On the basis of Nellore and Tirupati Lok Sabha constituencies, the two colleges will be set up in Nellore and Venkatagiri.
Himachal Pradesh University Shimla partners EduSkills: Himachal Pradesh University Shimla has collaborated with EduSkills to provide training in digital skills. A national webinar was also organized by HP University Shimla and EduSkills on “Importance of Digital Skills for a Better Tomorrow”.
One-year vocational training course on Horticulture Management: Nauni, has invited applications for its one-year vocational training course on Horticulture Management. There are 130 seats for this course and candidates of 17 to 30 years with agriculture background and having matriculation qualification are eligible.
Jammu and Kashmir
Director JKSDM reviews performance of PMKVY training providers: The performance of Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) affiliated training providers at Jammu was reviewed through an online meeting. It stressed upon demand driven skill training to the youths of Jammu and Kashmir.
Ornamental fish farming training by NSS: NSS has conducted an online skill development programme in ornamental fish farming in association with KUFOS. A university certificate was presented to participants who completed the course.
IREL Limited collaborates with UKTMP JSC Kazakhstan: IREL Limited has signed an MoU with UKTMP JSC Kazakhstan for the production of Titanium Slag in India. Production of Titanium Slag will pave way for production of Titanium Sponge which is essential to meet strategic needs of the country in atomic energy.
IWSN training institute inaugurated by UDD: The Kohima branch of Incessant Welfare Society Nagaland (IWSN) training institute was inaugurated by UDD. The institute will start with cutting and tailoring training and will upgrade to other trades gradually.
MCL partners CIPET for multi-skill training to peripheral youth: MCL has partnered with CIPET to provide multi-skill training to the youth. Under the partnership, CIPET will provide six-months residential training to 24 youths from the operational areas of MCL under its CSR project ‘Handyman’.
Highest ever enrolment in government ITIs in Odisha: Government ITIs in Odisha have reported less than 5 per cent vacancy among the 18,000-odd seats that were advertised in the current academic session boosting the state government’s mission of “Skilled in Odisha”.
Scheme to empower PwDs approved by Punjab cabinet: Punjab Cabinet has approved a scheme to empower persons with disabilities. The new scheme “Punjab Divyangjan Sashaktikaran Yojana (PDSY)” which will be implemented in a phased manner across the state.
Punjab government to establish 19 ITIs: The government of Punjab has decided to set up 19 ITIs in the state. The ITIs would help a large number of youth of the region in getting industrial training.
Training courses in banking, financial services by IIT Madras: IIT Madras’s Digital Skill Academy has launched training courses in banking and finance services and insurance sector. The certified courses are being offered jointly with Infact Pro Trainers.
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