News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development news and business


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.

Skill development and Vocational Training news from the industry

Indian Vocational Training Market to grow at a CAGR of 23% over the period FY 2019-2023

According to a report Indian Vocational Training Market 2019 was valued at INR 90 bn in 2011 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 23%. Government has set a target of preparing 500 million skilled workers by 2022, as 75-80 million jobs will be created over the next 5 years and 75% of them will require vocational training.

Popular Upskilling Courses In 2019 are likely to be Blockchain Developer and Data Analytics

There is still a high demand for skills in new technologies and the number of opportunities in the tech employment is likely to increase by 12% by the year 2020. Most of these opportunities will be available in the mainstream new age technologies, such as Machine Learning, Blockchain, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, etc.

Year 2017-18 showed rise in FDI in food processing sector by 24 %

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is leading the food processing industry in India. The efforts of the ministry have led to FDI in food processing sector rising by 24 per cent in 2017-18. Among its many achievements during the year was launching the Skill Development Scheme for Human Resources and Institution – Skill Development (SHRISD) for assisting Skilling Infrastructure and Development of Course Curriculum.

CoE inaugurated by Maruti Suzuki at Government Polytechnic, Manesar

Maruti Suzuki India has undertaken various skill development initiatives under its CSR program. It inaugurated a Centre of Excellence at the Government Polytechnic, Manesar in Haryana.

2 million employees to be trained in the apparel sector by 2022

Apparel, Made-Ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC) has planned to train two million employees in managerial, supervising and technical skills by 2022.

Skill development news 7 January 2019

Skill development and vocational training news from the states

Jharkhand Kaushal Vikas Mission Society and Government of Jharkhand to organize the Global Skill Summit on National Yuva Diwas  on January 12.

1.2 lakh government jobs to be filled up in Punjab

Punjab chief minister stated that 1.2 lakh vacant posts in various government departments would be filled in a phased manner. In the first phase the staff shortage would be addressed in critical departments like health, education and medical education and research departments.

CICU partners with Punjab state government

The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) has been empanelled and upgraded as a training partner for Punjab under various government schemes for skill development.

Mission – 1000 to skill 30000 Assam youths

The North East Institute of Advanced Studies has launched the Mission -1000, to train about 3,00,000 youths from Assam in five years by providing advanced skilled development and exam lessons.

Bihar approves proposal to make 2-year ITI diploma equal to Inter degree

The governing body of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has approved the labour resources department’s proposal to make two-year diploma from state Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) equivalent to Intermediate degree.

Kashmir to focus on Technical courses to increase employability of youth

Advisor to Governor, today stressed on introduction of IT courses in demand with the market requirements to increase employability of youth.

Skill development program on Floriculturist – open cultivation started in Jammu

Krishi Vigyan Kendra Samba under the administration of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology of Jammu started 35 days Skill Development programme on Floriculturist-Open cultivation at Samba. 20 participants attended the programme.

Kashmir ITIs is to provide training to unorganized workers

Kashmir Government will impart skill upgradation training to unorganized workers through Industrial Training Institutes for trades like tailoring, automobile mechanic, computer application, fruit and food preservation, Refrigeration and Air conditioning repair etc.

Team from Odisha skill development visits APSSDC

The Odisha State Skill Development Corporation visited Andhra Pradesh to understand the skill development initiatives in the state as it was ranked number 1 in the country with the highest employability rate.

Gujarat ranked 2nd in the country for Skill development training

The Central government runs skill development training program across states, so that people of different status can join the employment sources in different ways. Gujarat is second in the country in this training.

Entrepreneurship Development programme on skill training begins in Jamshedpur

The Entrepreneurship Development Programme on “Skill training on Total Waste Management for Rural Entrepreneurship Development” organized by (NRDC) in association with RELEARN Foundation started. This training program is being organized under the Skill India Scheme for Entrepreneurship Development in North East and Rural Areas.

Skill development among ons of the quality rubber production in Tripura

In order to revive the rubber industry in Tripura the Chief Minister has declared several measures to boost the quality of rubber production in the state.

Tool Room and Training Centre inaugurated to develop entrepreneurship in Tripura

Tripura inaugurated a Tool Room and Training Centre for developing entrepreneurship skills in Agartala. The training centre will provide training in skill development and hands-on practical training to students in various trades in 15 Industrial Training Institutes across the state.

Vocational training provided to juvenile inmates by UP government

The Uttar Pradesh government is launching a three-month course for the minor inmates lodged at government juvenile homes and woman shelter homes across the state. In this programme, the inmates will be given different kind of vocational trainings based on their educational qualification and age.

Skill India and Sashastra Seema Bal to train unemployed youths in Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bhutan Border

NSDC partnered with Sashastra Seema Bal in the Indo Nepal and Indo Bhutan Border areas where 30 candidates in each batch are trained on Housekeeper-cum-Cook job role approved under Domestic Worker Sector Skill Council.

Kaziranga University launches YES Skill Development Centre in collaboration with SKF India

A YES Skill Development Centre has been launched at the KU campus in collaboration with SKF India. The Skill Development Centre will conduct different programmes in auto-technical skills and training to high-school drop-outs and other underprivileged youth group and enable them to explore skilled professions and technical jobs.

Training programs, academic and other news

NASSCOM and IIT – Madras tie up for skill development

Nasscom announced a partnership with the IIT Madras for reskilling students and employees in the Information Technology sector and IT-enabled Services (ITeS). This partnership aims to at build an able workforce to support the industry and other stakeholders.

Under PMKVY 33.5 lakh skilled in the last 4 years

The government has provided skill training to over 33.5 lakh people in electronics, IT and IT-enabled services sectors between the financial year 2014-15 and 2017-18. Minister of State for Electronics and IT said that MSDE through PMKVY and two schemes being run by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) provided the training.

Alexa in demand in India – Skills developers

Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant ended 2018 with 40,000 developers in India and 20,000-plus skills as it raced to capture the smart speaker market in the country.

How higher education in India is transforming into broader education

Institutions in the country are moving towards more collaborative and innovative learning through a growing engagement with the liberal arts .Whether it is B-Schools, Institutes of Technology or universities offering various courses in the humanities and social sciences, all will have to be increasingly multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary in their approach.

Manufacturing has been identified as key sector for job generation

The government is planning to increase the share of manufacturing sector in gross domestic product (GDP) from 16% to 25% by 2022 by which 100 million new jobs will be created.

Stratasys and NTTF launch India’s first additive manufacturing certification course

Stratasys India, organized the 2nd edition of Stratasys India User Forum 2018 where it announced a collaboration with NTTF (Nettur Technical Training Foundation) to launch India’s first additive manufacturing certification course. This program will help students to learn new technologies in 3D printing and make them industry ready.

Road map to make India skilling hub by Niti Aayog

Niti Aayog has suggested a road map to increase the proportion of formally skilled labour to realise the country’s rich demographic dividend in its ‘Strategy for New India @75’.

Move towards building skilled workforce by Wave Infratech and CSDCI

To recognise and certify their skilled workforce, Wave Infratech signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI) under the ‘Best in Class Employer’ scheme of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL 4).

Orientation workshop for Polytechnic, ITI students organised by KVIB

Jammu and Kashmir Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) organised a day-long training and orientation workshop for Principals of Polytechnics and ITIs to create awareness among students about various schemes being implemented by the Board.

Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers bags 2nd Place in the France Skills Competition

Two jewellers from Chennai’s Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers (VBJ), represented India in the prestigious platform of France Skill Competition and won the 2nd place amongst nine competitors from the jewellery industry from seven different regions across France, along with India and Russia.

AISECT and Jharkhand Government partner to provide skills training free-of-cost

AISECT, has partnered with the Directorate of the Municipal Administration in Jharkand to provide skills-based training to 3140 candidates under the Employment through Skills Training and Placement (EST&P) component of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission (DAY-NULM).

2,000 women artisans to be trained by LTI and UNDP

The UNDP India announced its partnership with Larsen and Toubro Infotech’s (LTI) corporate social responsibility initiative, and Friend’s Union for Energizing Lives (FUEL) to train 2,000 women artisans in different skills in Mumbai and Thane.

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