NSN weekly newsbytes, this week, focuses on Bajaj Engineering Skills Training, New degree Sector Skill Council courses, Namda craft. This edition of our newsbytes also includes updates from the government, industry, academia, and other stakeholders in the skilling ecosystem.
In addition to keeping you informed about the industry, the skill development news overview may be able to help you with lead generation and business opportunities.
Here we go with the highlights of this week,
Highlights of the week:
- Bajaj Auto has introduced BEST (Bajaj Engineering Skills Training), an initiative aimed at establishing state-of-the-art laboratories in collaboration with India’s leading universities and engineering colleges. The program has already been launched in partnership with Banasthali Vidyapeeth in Rajasthan and Symbiosis International University in Maharashtra. It is planned to extend this initiative to 10 institutes in total.
- Kashmir’s Namda craft is being successfully revived under Skill India’s Pilot Project, part of PMKVY. Over 2,200 candidates from six districts are receiving training under this project.
- New degree Sector Skill Council courses in BA, BBA, and BSc streams have been introduced by the Telangana State Council of Higher Education in collaboration with universities like Osmania University and Kakatiya University.
Skill development news from the government
- The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL) signed an MoU with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) at the chamber’s headquarters, aims to strengthen Government and Government-aided schools by involving the community and private sector across the country.
- The SAMARTH Empowered Committee has expanded its panel and added 43 new implementing partners and increased the training target to 75,000 beneficiaries.
Skill development news from the industry
- TeamLease ed-tech launches Digivarsity, an innovative platform integrating academic learning with real-world experience, revolutionizing higher education in India for students’ long-term career success.
- Samsung Innovation Campus concludes AI, IoT, and Coding courses for 168 students in Bhubaneswar, reaffirming commitment to empower Indian youth and #PoweringDigitalIndia.
- Marg ERP partners with NSDC to empower 2000 Indian students with skill programs, internships, and industry-tailored courses.
- Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) is implementing a Virtual Reality (VR)-based skill development program to provide safety and operational training to 17,000 workers by the year 2026.
- Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) of SAIL has taken a significant step towards enhancing the skill sets of contract workers by signing an MoU with the Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council (IISSSC).
- Dell and Intel partner to launch an AI lab in India. Lords Institute of Engineering & Technology will integrate Intel’s ‘AI for Youth’ program, preparing students for industry and closing the digital skills gap.
- Bolt.Earth has collaborated with ASDC to empower India’s workforce with comprehensive training on EV infrastructure.
- The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Puducherry is closely working with the territorial administration to develop new policies for industries, electric vehicles (EV), logistics, and IT & ITeS.
- Oppo India announced its establishment of an Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) in Kerala in collaboration with NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission to motivate students to develop innovative technology tools such as 3D printing, IoT, robotics and more.
Skill development news from the ITIs
- As part of its initiative to enhance teaching facilities in educational institutions, the Rajasthan government is establishing hi-tech teaching facilities, including smart classrooms, in 66 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the state.
- Maharashtra State Skills University is offering 21 new courses in ITI Aundh satellite centre with multiple entry-exit options after 1 two-year diploma, three years of bachelor and four-year degree programs.
Skill development news from the academia
- India’s Ministry of Education, IIT Madras, and Zanzibar’s Ministry of Education and Vocational Training signed an MoU to establish the IIT Madras campus in Tanzania.
- JNU and Centurion University of Technology and Management partner to promote skills integration and academic research in higher education.
- The University of Jammu has launched an initiative called ‘Design Your Degree,’ aligned with NEP 2020. This program fosters applicative learning and skill enhancement among students, marking a significant development for the student community.
- Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training, the world’s No. 1 institute, received three prestigious awards from the Tourism & Hospitality Skill Council (THSC).
Latest government and non-government jobs and projects in the skilling industry
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Skill development news from the States/UTs
- Andhra Pradesh: Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated the electric vehicle skills center in Pulivendula, set up by EV Masterclass, NREDCAP, and APSSDC.
- Assam: Wokha district partners with NEHHDC and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Task Force to train women in Jacquard Handloom.
- Odisha: Vedanta Aluminium partners with Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar, to empower rural Odisha youths with market-relevant skills and enhance employability.
- Tamil Nadu: The Tamil Nadu Apex Skill Development Centre for Banking Financial Services and Insurance (TNASDC BFSI) aims to generate over 10,000 jobs, primarily through the ‘Naan Mudhalvan’ skilling initiative in the sector.
- Telangana: Telangana State Council of Higher Education in partnership with state universities will offer skill development courses with paid internships and job opportunities for students.
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