Newsbytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 27102020


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.

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20% vacancies reserved by Indian Railways for apprentices for level-1 recruitment: Indian Railways has reserved 20 percent vacancies for the apprentices for the level-1 recruitment. Railways engages apprentices for providing training in their establishments.

Major highlights from this week’s newsbytes- Through this video we provide some of the highlights of the latest updates and various projects in the domain of skill development and vocational training.

Hyundai to invest Rs 150 crore on Hyundai Academy for Technical Skills: Hyundai Motor India is going to establish Hyundai Academy for Technical Skills by investing Rs 150 crore. The training centre would serve as an incubation centre for skilling people and focus on human-centric innovations. 

50000 migrant workers to be reskilled in Bihar: The government of India is going to reskill 50,000 migrant workers in Bihar through short-term training in new skills and locally demanded jobs. 

India collaborates with South Korea to provide vocational training to students: India has collaborated with South Korea to give Indian students the right vocational education and to make them industry-ready. Indian students should spend at least 2,000 hours on vocational education.

Codleo launches initiative to equip women with IT skills: Codleo consulting launched an initiative to equip women and youth with advanced IT and coding skills. The initiative is in sync with the central government’s ‘Skill India’ mission.

MSDE and NCVET unveil the new guidelines and operation manuals: MSDE in collaboration with NCVET unveiled robust set of guidelines for the Awarding Bodies (AB) and Assessment Agencies (AA) over a digital conference. The guidelines aim at establishing quality, improved outcomes and standardizing the processes under Skill India Mission. Read more…

Newsbytes on Skill DevelopmentSkill development news from the states

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government’s initiative to map industrial requirements: The government of Andhra Pradesh has started an initiative to map industrial requirements, assure the services needed by them, and issue an unique ‘Parisrama Aadhaar’ number. The government has so far completed assessing the requirements of 16,844 units, and is in the process of surveying 9,569 units.

APSSDC collaborates with Alstom for skill development: APSSDC has collaborated with Alstom for the skill development of youth in the state. Alstom has started training the first batch of young diploma engineers in Sri City. 


Revival of Barpeta’s age-old pottery craft: The revival of Barpeta’s age-old pottery craft is giving a new life to migrants. They are getting trained in the pottery arts by NABARD. The first batch of workers have completed their training and now equipped with modern techniques.

Jammu and Kashmir

Sher-e-Kashmir University organizes a month-long AI and ML certification course:  Sher-e-Kashmir University organized a month-long AI and ML certification course for the students of the university.The students for the training were selected based on their aptitude for AI and ML in agriculture and allied fields.


Dual system for ITI trainees in Karnataka: The government of Karnataka is going to introduce a dual system for ITI trainees in collaboration with industries. The 2 year program comprises 18 months of institutional training followed by 6 months of on the job training at an industry.

Unemployed fisheries graduates to be trained for free: The college of Fisheries is going to provide skill development training to unemployed graduates. They are going to organize a four-week free-residential training on “Aquaclinics and Aquapreneurship Development Programme” from November 3 to 30.


REACH to provide skill training to 28 girls in Kannur: REACH, a finishing school is going to provide skill development training to 28 girls in Kannur. The girls will be provided with the data entry course to improve their employability.

Madhya Pradesh

NCL to train youth in various employment trades: NCL is going to train youth in various employment trades in collaboration with Skill Council for Mining (SCMS). A total of 480 youths are going to be trained in various categories of mining and NCFQ certificates will be provided at the end of the training. 


Ultramodern innovation centre by Khapuria ITI: The government ITI at Khapuria, Cuttack is going to establish a physical and virtual innovation centre of ultramodern standards. Courses on AI, Robotics, electronics and mechanical equipment will be provided.


Training programmes for handloom weavers in Rajasthan: Exim Bank has organized a training program titled “Product and Design Development in Handmade Fabrics”. The training program has been organized for experienced artisans to update their skills.

Tamil Nadu

Apprenticeship-embedded UG programme: Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) has collaborated with LSC to launch an apprenticeship-embedded UG program in BMS with specialisation in maritime logistics.  

ONGC extends financial support of Rs. 14.40 lakh to Ambattur ITI: ONGC has extended financial support to the government ITI Ambattur towards procurement of 75 brand new ‘Drawing Boards with Tables’.

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