Here are some key News Bytes covering various happenings and updates in the industry, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and VET space. This also includes business and job opportunities from government and private organizations. 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.
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News from the government
Cooperation agreement between India and Denmark in renewable energy approved by the government: The central government approved an agreement between India and Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of renewable energy with a focus on offshore wind energy and a letter of intent to establish an Indo-Danish Centre of Excellence for renewable energy in India.
Nigeria and India partner for skill acquisition: The minister of Labour and Employment in Nigeria enjoined India to key into the local content capacity programme for mutual benefits which would create jobs for Nigerians and profits for Indians.
Global Skills Challenge in Australia – Team India wins medals: At the 2019 Global Skills Challenge, the WorldSkills India Team won two silver and two bronze medals. Nidhin Prem got the silver in 3D Digital Game Art), Sumanth and Manjunatha Desurakara got silver in Mechatronics, Sanjoy Pramanik won a bronze in jewellery and Saurabh Baghel won bronze in Patisserie and Confectionery.
Blending of Education with Technology and Vocational Training by NSDC: At a summit, Senior Head – Industry Partnership, CSR Engagements, Media & Advocacy, NSDC mentioned how NSDC is blending education with technology and vocational training for cashing on the demographic dividend of India. He pointed out that the Indian education system has come a long way to become an education hub, and why it is important that the working labour force has a creative and productive focus.
Schools encouraging entrepreneurship through skill simulation: Over 3,000 schools across India have an Atal Tinkering Lab. The Lab is a government initiative to simulate skills in newer areas, which children can eventually take up to become entrepreneurs. This helps in exposing young minds to technology shifts that push them into lateral thinking than just rote learning.
News from the industry and Academia
RenewX 2019: Set to Focus Spotlight on South India’s Burgeoning Renewable Energy Sector: More than 100 exhibitors, thought leaders and industry experts to congregate at the expo – From the organisers of Renewable Energy India Expo (REI India)
RPL-4 (BICE) conducted by GJSCI Surat: Keeping in mind the welfare of the employees SRK Group is the first in the Diamond Cutting & Polishing group that has enrolled its employees for the Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme (RPL) – 4 under PMKVY Scheme through Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI). The Assessments were conducted at their premises of SRK Group in Surat.
India’s Plan to Jumpstart Its Maritime Industry as the government plans to develop “maritime clusters.”: One of four pillars of the Sagarmala initiative is port-led coastal community development. Skill development and the improvement in quality of life through advances in technology and physical and social infrastructure; capacity building, infrastructure, and social development to add values to fisheries; and the promotion of coastal tourism form the main objectives under this pillar.
According to FICCI-PwC India must re-engineer skill ecosystem as per new-age technologies: It is essential for India to equip its workforce with employable skills, stimulate a sustainable development process and transit into a formal economy, according to a report by FICCI and consulting major PwC.
Indian School of Hospitality and At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, Singapore enter into an agreement with each other: The two institutes will collaborate and offer joint culinary programs, to start with the Diploma in Culinary Arts. The partnership will develop academic exchanges and co-operation in teaching and research in culinary arts to promote global learning experiences.
Skill development news from the states
Jammu and Kashmir
Mandatory for ITI instructors to be certified in vocational instructors’ course: Due to the lack of qualified instructors in most of the Industrial Training Institutes in the state, the Directorate of Technical Education, J&K, has made certified course mandatory for all in-service vocational instructors and trainers.
Punjab government has initiated process to help 10,000 youth move overseas annually: The Punjab government has started the process to assist 10,000 youth move overseas annually. The government under its flagship Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme will hire a firm to assist prospective emigrants to get study and work visas for the countries they have chosen.
Dimapur gets a new PMKVY skill development centre: A new skill development training centre, National Institute of Professional Studies (NIPS) was inaugurated at Walford Colony, Dimapur. This will impart free training and 100 per cent job placement to students under PMKVY.
NIPS to impart free training with 100% job placement: A new skill development training centre, called National Institute of Professional Studies (NIPS) was inaugurated at Walford Colony, near Toyota Showroom in Dimapur on April 13.
Lucknow University will offer B.Voc in Electronics: A course that will help students to develop, design and understand the functioning electronics gadgets through B.Voc in Electronics will be started soon in Lucknow
CSR and skill development
New benchmarks set by DLF Foundation in CSR: DLF Foundation has been working in the areas of rural education, training, health and environment and is now working towards creating new innovative ideas in areas of rural education, health, and labour care.
NTPC promoting traditional forms of art through its CSR initiatives: As part of its CSR initiatives NTPC has consistently ensured development of the local communities that reside in and around the project area. Continuing its commitment to preserve and promote India’s local culture and traditions, the walls of NTPC’s Pakri-Barwadih (Sikri) Coal Mine office have been decorated with conventional forms of art.
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