News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training


Here are some 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.

Rahul Barhate from Pune awarded Volkswagen Best Apprentice Award 2018

The Volkswagen Group presented its ‘Best Apprentice Awards 2018’ to its best apprentices from all over the world, to honour their outstanding performance and professional competence in Germany. Rahul Barhate, was awarded the Best Apprentice Award from Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg for his brilliant performance and promise showed by him during his Mechatronics Apprentice program at Pune from Volkswagen.

CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2018 recognises Maruti Suzuki India’s CSR initiatives

After a comprehensive analysis of applications and a rigorous field assessment by an expert team of CII assessors the award was given to Maruti Suzuki in recognition of the Corporate Social Responsibility domain creating a positive impact in the society by taking a strategic approach to its social activities.

‘Enterprise India’ exhibition inaugurated by President Kovind in Yangon, Myanmar

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated ‘Enterprise India’ exhibition bringing in the best of Indian products, services, innovation and know-how to business partners, start-ups, incubators and customers in Myanmar.

The government said that Skilling programme helped provide about a million jobs

1.82 million candidates have been certified under short term (90 days) training of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) as of August 2018 , out of which 9.99 lakh candidates, have been placed in various sectors across the country.

Punjab to sign pact with Alberta for skill development soon

The Deputy Commissioner in Amritsar hosted a delegation of immigration experts from Canada and said the state government would sign a MoU with Alberta province in Canada, to ensure skill development of immigrants.

Livelihood programme for women to be supported by NCW in north-eastern states

According to the DoNER Ministry ,The National Commission for Women will be supporting livelihood programmes for the women in the northeast, especially for the younger age group, through skill development and specialised training.

Skill Development News

Maruti Suzuki’s JIM adds to Skill India Scheme with HO-REN-SO & KAIZEN training

Maruti Suzuki has set up the first Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) at Ganpat University, in Gujarat as part of the joint venture between the governments of India and japan. Students at JIM will learn HO-REN-SO (Report, Communicate and Consult), KAIZEN, 3S, 3G and importance of discipline, punctuality, cleanliness and safety which are the key soft skills required in automobile service and manufacturing.

85 million dollar loan signed between ADB and India to support Odisha skill development project

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a 85 million dollar loan towards improving the skill development eco-system in Odisha and establishing an advanced skill training centre, the World Skill Centre, in Bhubaneswar.

2nd phase of Kudumbashree School project launched

The district-level inauguration of the second phase of Kudumbashree School’ project was held at Fort Kochi. This project has been created to train the members in personality and skill development and to develop their leadership and creative skills.

A day-long Industry Engagement Programme organised by FICCI and JSDMS in New Delhi

Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society and FICCI are jointly organising a full day Industry Engagement Programme in New Delhi. It was titled the ‘Employers Network for Generating Aspirational and Gainful Employment’, ENGAGE, and it aims to build a sustainable linkage between the government and Industry players.

GMR planning to boost skill training capacities in Hyderabad

The CSR arm of GMR Group, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), which runs the international airport in the city, has signed up with many global firms like Volvo, Schneider Electric, Jaquar and others for enhancing skill training capacities in Hyderabad and Delhi.

TV SD partners with Indian Leather Products Association as a Technical Partner for the ILPA Buyer-Seller Summit (BSS) 2019

The German testing, inspection, training and certification giant TV SD, has partnered with Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA) as a technical and quality support provider for the two day annual Buyer-Seller Summit (BSS) 2019. The event will be held in Kolkata in January 2019, where 42 major manufacturers will be showcasing a wide range of premium leather products.

JSDMS holds industry road show in Dubai for Skill Summit

The Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society is holding an Industry Road Show in Dubai on December 16 and 17 to attract companies in the fields of retail, hospitality and infrastructure for providing jobs to the youth of the State ahead of the Global Skill Summit 2019 scheduled in January 2019.

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