News Bytes on Skill Development and Vocational Training – 08062020


Our weekly news bytes are the perfect way to keep our readers updated about various happenings in the industry, government, academia and other stakeholders in the skilling and TVET space. The snippets of information could help you get some leads for developing your business in this sector and will keep you informed. The news bytes are carefully curated and adapted from different sources with the sole objective of keeping our readers updated about the evolving skills industry in India. 

The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP) by MHRD and MoHUA: MHRD and MoHUA jointly launched The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP). It is a program for providing internship opportunities to fresh graduates in all ULBs and smart cities across the country. An online portal has been launched for this program. Read more…

Government of India to conduct skill mapping of citizens returning from overseas: The Government of India has launched a new initiative SWADES to conduct a skill mapping exercise of the returning citizens under the Vande Bharat Mission. This initiative aims to create a database of qualified citizens based on their skill sets and experience to tap into and fulfil demand of Indian and foreign companies. Read more…

NTTF is organizing a free webinar on Industry 4.0 and Robotic Programming- Read more:

NTTF offers a free webinarEmployment-oriented training to over 69700 individuals: With the aim to bridge the gap between education and employability, as well as to provide industry ready professionals to the power and allied sectors, Tata Power’s Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) has trained over 69700 individuals with an emphasis on hands-on training sessions.

GoDaddy to support Indian web professionals during COVID-19 crisis: GoDaddy has launched unique programmes to support Indian web professionals during COVID-19 crisis. These initiatives will equip them with the right online tools, knowledge, and skills needed to help grow their ventures and their client’s ventures online.

Five-day skill-a-thon by GUVI: A five-day skill-athon was organized by GUVI from 31st May 2020 to 4th June 2020. Students from over 220 colleges from across the country participated in the event.

Raj Kaushal portal launched by the government of Rajasthan: The government of Rajasthan has launched the Raj Kaushal portal to ensure giving jobs to the migrant workers who have returned from other states. The portal will also ensure making workers available to the industries facing labour shortage. So far, data of nearly 53 lakh workers and 11.18 lakh employers have been uploaded. 

SkillGovernment ITI Mohali distributed 44001 masks free of cost to the needy: Government ITI Mohali has distributed 44001 masks free of cost to the needy. All the institutes in Punjab have made history by making 11 lakh cloth masks from around 4200 girl trainees.

E-learning course enrollments grew 162% in April over March: There is a rise in demand for online skilling courses even as people are stuck at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The e-learning course enrollment has grown 162% in April over March.

Online portal for skilled migrants by the Karnataka government: The Government of Karnataka has set up the portal for skilled workers, especially migrants from other states across the country or even overseas to register their name and other details to find suitable jobs for them in any industry sector.

Online skill development crash course by JKSDM: Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) has launched the second batch of its online program for IT professionals. 750 candidates have been shortlisted and will receive special training on skills trades.

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Health, safety and hygiene guidelines for the Beauty and Wellness industry by B&WSSC: B&WSSC has developed post COVID-19 guidelines on health, safety and hygiene measures in the Beauty and Wellness industry. The guidelines are duly vetted by the medical fraternity to propagate social distancing and many such critical precautionary measures to keep the workforce safeguarded. Read more…

FICSI launches ‘FICSI Online Training and Assessment Academy’: FICSI has launched Learning Management System (LMS) under the name ‘FICSI Online Training and Assessment Academy’, with an aim to provide skilling in Food Processing sector through the channel of digital learning especially during the current situation. Read more…

The Nest collaborates with IndUS Entrepreneurs: Assam Startup – The Nest has signed MoUs with IndUS Entrepreneurs’ (TiE) to add value to the traditional products of the State to capture global market. The Nest under the aegis of Industry and Commerce Department of the State Government, in the first year of its foundation has incubated 75 Startups.

Atma Nirbhar Bharat to boost solar equipment manufacturing: With the Atma Nirbhar Bharat initiative, the government is focused on solar energy generation. For energy security it must have a strong domestic manufacturing sector that will make it self-reliant.

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