This week’s NSN weekly newsbytes include several important updates from the government, industry, academia, and other stakeholders in the skilling ecosystem, in addition to the update related to the restructuring of the Skill India initiative.
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 top headlines of the week,
CEMCA Skillfest 2023: A one-of-its-kind online skills competition by CEMCA and NSN
Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) regional centre of the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) and National Skills Network – NSN, India has launched a one-of-its-kind online skills competition, CEMCA Skillfest 2023.
The competition invites participation from 8 Asian Commonwealth countries viz, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, and Sri Lanka. Read more…
Last date to register – 28th February 2023
To know more, please visit CEMCA Skillfest 2023 website.
Skill development news from the government
- A nationwide painting competition was organized in 500 different Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) on 23rd of January 2023 on the occasion of ‘Parakram Divas’.
- Shri Dharmendra Pradhan chaired the General Body Meeting of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati. Called for a roadmap for skilling 1 lakh youths of the region in the next year while focusing on emerging trends and nurturing them to be entrepreneurs.
- Over 200 tribal women who completed their skills training under the Grameen Udyami Program in Jharkhand were awarded their certificates by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Skill development news from the industry
- The second CII Education East Summit, with the theme “Reimagining Future Through Education,” organised by CII is going to be held on the 3rd and 4th of February 2023. Read more…
- For the gigawatt-scale wind and photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, JA Solar collaborates with AMEA Power.
- Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) partners with Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board and Tata STRIVE for a skill center on hospitality at Gwalior, aims to develop talent for local communities.
- To help those who are visually impaired board buses for public transportation, IIT Delhi, Continental, and Raised Lines Foundation (RLF) have collaborated for the deployment of a technology solution called “OnBoard.”
- At India’s flagship motor show, ASDC highlighted the importance of hiring the right skilled person, assessed, and certified by an independent body, to retain the talent.
- Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd has launched the Nuvo Mason – a Masonry Skill Development Program as part of its CSR initiative to benefit the unorganised masonry sector in the states of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
- In collaboration with Britco & Bridco, the Pioneer Mobile Phone Institute in India, TSSC inaugurated a Centre of Excellence in Guwahati to train youth in the repair of handheld electronic devices.
- ASDC has disclosed that it expects to hire around 100,000 new skilled employees in the Indian automotive industry in FY2023-24.
- National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and HSSC signed an MOU aimed at developing training programs for Skilling, Reskilling and Upskilling required for healthcare professionals.
Skill development news from the ITIs
- Using scrap iron from other works, students at a government ITI in Berhampur, Odisha, have constructed two huge hockey sticks that are 43 feet long.
- HCL Foundation collaborated with the Commissionerate of Employment and Training in Chennai to introduce new courses in four ITIs in Chennai.
Latest government and non-government jobs and projects in the skilling industry
Government skill development projects: https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/projects/
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Skill development news from the academia
- OP Jindal Global University announced the development of India’s first research centre on G20 studies, will exclusively focus on G20-related research, thought leadership, and capacity building initiatives.
- Infosys signed an MoU with JNTU-Kakinada to enhance digital and life skills development across India through its online learning platform ‘Infosys Springboard’, via an exchange filing.
- Siasat and Faiz-e-Aam Trust has established a free technical training facility for youths. Classes for the new batch began on January 18, 2023.
- The University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested that teaching at least five or more illiterate students is made mandatory for students in higher education during each academic year.
- M3M Foundation forms a partnership agreement with District Administration, Faridabad for renovating and refurbishing the community library and establishing “iMpower Academy for Skills”.
- As part of its student empowerment program, ‘MG Nurture’, MG Motor India signed a pact with 22 colleges to upskill more than 25,000 students over the course of four years.
Skill development news from the States/UTs
- Maharashtra: The Maharashtra government formed an 11-member inter-departmental committee for state-level coordination, control and guidance in the implementation of NEP-2020.
- New Delhi: Lieutenant governor of Delhi VK Saxena, started a skill-development programme for 1,020 inmates, this will ensure placement of around 70 per cent of the trainees and enable them to earn their livelihood.
- Tamil Nadu: Under the “Threlakshaa” project, the forest department will provide vocational training to over 500 tribal women in the Pollachi division of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR).
Also read: NSN Weekly newsbytes on skills, education and training- 17012023 https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/nsn-weekly-newsbytes-on-skills-education-and-training-17012023/
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