Here are some News Bytes covering various happenings and updates in the industry, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and VET space. The news and latest happenings could help you generate leads for developing your business in this sector. The News Bytes curated 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.
West Bengal joins hands with UNESCO for rural training programme
The state Technical Education, Training and Skill Development department in West Bengal has partnered with UNESCO to provide specialised training for rural development in various blocks of Sunderbans in South 24-Parganas.
Haryana to have 19 more ITIs
Haryana industries and commerce minister stated that apart from Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, 15 new ITIs have been established and work is in progress to start 19 new ITIs. while addressing industrialists in the Rozgar Shikhar Sammelan 2019 organised by Haryana Skill Development Mission at Faridabad.
VLCC to open 14 wellness centres, 5 skill development institutes in Tamil Nadu
VLCC, the beauty and wellness firm has planned to open 14 wellness centres and five skill development institutes in Tamil Nadu in 2019. This plan was in line with the company’s strategy to reach out to more customers to strengthen its foothold
iaNASSCOM says there is an immediate need to re-skill about 50 pc of India’s IT workforce
According to NASSCOM due to the demand for disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics grows, shortage of a skilled IT workforce to run them is posing a challenge to the stake-holders.
Study report: Vocational Training Industry Booming in Current Market Scenario
Vocational training market in India was valued at INR 90 billion in 2011 and is expected to grow at a rate of 23%. The government has a target of preparing 500 million skilled workers by 2022, as 75% of the jobs created in the next 5 years will require vocational training. The market is gearing up for strong growth over the next few years due to favourable support from the government.
India-Singapore join hands to skill Indians in aviation
India and Singapore have signed an agreement at the Aero India Show in Bengaluru for skilling Indian youths in the aviation sector.
Hyundai inaugurates technical training academy and workshop at Lucknow
Hyundai Motor India has inaugurated its 11th technical training academy and workshop at Beeaar Hyundai and it will ensure technical and soft skill development of technicians and service advisors.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana Upskilling Indian Talent in AI, IoT And Drone Technology – Analytics India
The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana has till date skilled and prepared about 50 lakh people for a new successful India especially in the technology area — which will be imperative to the future.
Maharashtra to use Artificial Intelligence for skill development
There was a discussion on how Maharashtra government and Swedish multinational corporation ABB can partner to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digitalisation technologies to meet the state’s needs, including using AI to take skills’ development to the next level.
UKSDM signs MoUs with Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer, Germany for Technology Transfer in India
In order to implement the German model of Innovation and technology transfer and help the MSME sector grow in India , Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer , Germany signed MoUs with UKSDM for setting up Dual TVET Studies Centre in Uttarakhand.
Empowerment of women through Amazon India and Kudumbashree partnership
Amazon India signed a MoU with Kudumbashree, a poverty eradication and women empowerment programme in Kerala for its pioneering programme- “Amazon Saheli”.
Through this partnership, it will support, train and empower women entrepreneurs associated with the organisation and provide a marketplace for them to showcase their products to Amazon customers across the country.
Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar inaugurated by Union Minister
The Main Campus of the Skill Development Institute (SDI), Bhubaneswar, managed by Indian Oil Corporation, was inaugurated at Taraboi Village, Jatni, Khordha, by Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
ICICI Foundation targets to train 5 lakh individuals by FY’20 across the country
The Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the ICICI Group, ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth announced that it will reach its milestone of providing free vocational training to a total of 5 lakh youth from economically weaker sections by 2020.