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Skill development news from the government
- While speaking at the India Global Forum’s annual summit on the topic ‘The New India Inc’, Union Minister of State for Entrepreneurship, Skill Development, Electronics and Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that the government wants India to lead the global tech movement.
- To train over 12,000 teachers and impart skills on augmented reality to the youth, NITI Aayog has roped in Snap Inc., a camera firm which will take place under Atal Innovation Mission, the think tank’s flagship programme meant to foster innovation.
- NIESBUD, an organization under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) opened its extension centres in 20 National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI) across the country to promote entrepreneurship. Read more…
Women Engineers (WE) programme by TalentSprint and Google
TalentSprint has launched the fourth batch of the Women Engineers (WE) programme in collaboration with Google which aims to identify and prepare 250 first-year female students to be globally competitive software engineers. If selected, you will receive a fully-funded 100% tuition scholarship and a stipend of Rs 100,000 as part of the programme.
The last date to submit the online application is 15th March 2022. To register, please visit – https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/women-engineers-we-programme-by-talentsprint-and-google/
Skill development news from the industry
- With the vision of attracting young talent looking for career opportunities within India’s gold loan industry, Rupeek, India’s leading asset-backed digital lending platform has announced the launch of ‘Rupeek Academy’ in collaboration with the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), an initiative by NSDC.
- As part of Capgemini’s “Digital Academy” program, FUEL Future Skills Institute (FFSI) has collaborated with Capgemini to train and skill over 2000 youth.
Skill development news from the academia
- Focusing on working towards training and upskilling of professionals for RNTBC, engineering edtech startup, Skill-Lync has partnered with RNTBC. Internship opportunities will also be provided to Skill-Lync students at RNTBCI’s Chennai facility which will help them gain experiential learning.
- With an aim to expand engineering and technical education in Indian languages, the All-India Council of Indian Army sponsors three to four month-long courses in computer courses like domestic data entry operators under Skill India Mission Programme for the youth of Poonch.
- The Department of Technical Education of Himachal Pradesh has partnered with the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi (IGRUA) to set up the first drone school at ITI at Shahpur. The school aims to provide a headstart in the use of drones to provide employment opportunities to the youth.
- AICTE has partnered with the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) to define scientific and technical terms in Hindi and other Indian languages. The partnership is in line with AICTE’s aim to expand engineering and technical education in Indian languages.
Skill development news from the states
- Bihar – A six-day training programme was started by the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Hajipur based on the Destination Skill Testing and Certification Programme at Takht Sri Harmandir Sahib. The training is related to various subjects like soft skill, personal hygiene, correct methods of food and beverage services.
- Delhi – The Greater Noida authority, along with two private organisations is holding a two-month training programme for women in which 250 women will be divided into five batches and get trained to get jobs in electronics companies.
- Goa – To train the students for various non-technical job roles in the healthcare sector and to provide assistance in job placements, HDFC Bank, under its flagship CSR programme Parivartan launched skill training initiative for 6,900 youth in Goa in collaboration with Wipro GE Healthcare and United Way Delhi (UWD).
- Haryana – To empower local youth with job-oriented technical skill training in Uchana Khurd, Haryana, Honda India Foundation constructs a new building for the Skill Enhancement Centre at Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI). It is also to strengthen its skill development commitment in Haryana.
- Jharkhand – To improve completion of market-driven skills training and secondary education for adolescent girls and young women, Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren launched a vocational skill training centre in Dhanbad, under the ‘Tejaswini Project’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
- Karnataka – The Central University of Karnataka has decided to offer two single-semester programmes namely Digital IT Desk Assistant and Heritage Tour Guide for drop-outs and out-of-school youths across the country. This decision was taken after being selected as one of the Skill Hubs by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of the Union Government.
- Kashmir – To focus on augmenting the skills of educated youth in cultivation, harvesting, processing, value addition and marketing of medicinal plants/products, Faculty of Forestry, SKUAST Kashmir started a DASD; Farmers Welfare, Government of India started 25 days Skill Development Training Programme on “Medicinal Plants Grower” for unemployed youth of Kashmir valley.
- Kerala – K-Skill campaign, a skills training programme, organised under the aegis of the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme Kerala (ASAP) has been launched by the Higher Education Minister, R. Bindu. She said that Kerala has forged ahead in skill development to become among the most employable destinations in the country.
- In the 2022-2023 Kerala Budget, Rs 2,546.07 crore has been allocated for the education sector. Now, for the benefit of students, Kerala has announced Rs 25 crore to set up industrial units and startups adjacent to engineering colleges, polytechnic institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and arts and science colleges.
- Maharashtra – The Maharashtra police gets trained at Khandala Police Training Centre to institutionalise mid-career skill upgradation training of its personnel for at least two weeks.
- Tamil Nadu – Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation signed an MoU with the British Council to impart skills in English language and interviews under ‘Naan Mudhalvan’ scheme. It was signed in the presence of Chief Minister, M K Stalin and British High Commissioner Alex Ellis, at the Secretariat.
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