Skill Development News Digest – 010117


What does 2017 hold for skilling and employability initiatives? Will it augur well for realizing the plans and targets? Would the last quarter results be in sync with the business goals? Questions like these would be on top of our minds as we enter into another year – filled with new hope, new energy and enthusiasm. Here’s wishing you a joyful 2017 as we present to you the first news digest of this year. Here’s updating you with the next edition of skill development news digest 010117. 

Skill Development News Digest - 010117News from the states

Andhra Pradesh: RINL focuses on skill development through CSR activities and inaugurates ‘Vizag Steel-Ukku Kalavedika,’ a multi-purpose community hall, built at a cost of Rs.1.50 crore under CSR programme

Delhi: (1) Consumer electronics industry body CEAMA ties up with Frost & Sullivan for skill training anticipating growth of Appliances and Consumer Electronics (ACE) at 9.5 per cent 2021. (2) The National Street Food Festival saw participation from more than 15000 street food vendors certified under RPL component of PMKVY.

Gujarat: Navjivan Center for Development organized a one-day Global Skills Summit in Gandhinagar on 17th December. The event saw participation from the training partners, academic institutions, industry and government of Gujarat and others from different states.

Jammu and Kashmir: First Model Skills Development Corporation was inaugurated in Jammu to impart skill development to unemployed youth. First PMKK was inaugurated in collaboration with NSDC, MSDE and ILFS

Karnataka: (1) Over 2,000 rural youth, mostly women enrol for DDU-GKY in Mysuru. (2) Silk Board’s CoE, managed by CSTRI will conduct specialised skill training and advanced short-term and long-term courses in silk reeling, spinning, twisting, weaving, processing and other skills.

Kerala: All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) ties up with Tripura University (TU) to facilitate rubber education, rubber skills training and research co-operation between the two organizations in rubber technology and polymer science.

Madhya Pradesh: (1) ATOAI (Adventure Tour Operators’ Association of India) a workshop on skill development in adventure tourism in Hanuwantiya, Indira Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh. The workshop was designed for local youth in the villages and small towns of Madhya Pradesh who have an interest in tourism. (2) The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee addressed the Annual Day Celebrations of CII Chhindwara Skill Training Center and reinforced the need for skilling for employability.

Maharashtra: Government run ITI s will get a makeover as 24 firms collaborate to transform them, particularly the OEM and manufacturing companies.

Nagaland: 71 skilled trainees from food and beverage, beauty and wellness graduate from Don Bosco Tech, AIDA skill training institute and get placed in jobs.

Odisha: (1) Proposed Advance Skill Development Training Institute (ASTI), at Berhampur will function temporally from the premises of industrial training institute (ITI) here from 2017. (2)1st Governing Council Meeting of Odisha Skill Development Authority discusses the road map for skill development and action plan for skilling 8 lakh youths under CMEGP program.

Punjab: State-of-the-art multi-skill development centre inaugurated in Bathinda. The center is located in ITI complex and will train 2000 people annually in different skills.

Tamil Nadu: (1) PM Narendra Modi launches skill centre PKKK in Nagapattinam through video conferencing. Around 3000 students will get trained and become employable. (2) Faculty and students of 550 Anna University-affiliated colleges in the state will be part of a skill-training program for industry awareness facilitated by the ‘Consortium of self-financing professional, arts and science colleges’. (3) Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) proposes to set up a Centre of Excellence for casting technology and Skill Development Centre for the benefit of MSME foundries here by January end.

News from the central government

Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation for the first Indian Insititute of Skills at an event in Kanpur that included certificate distribution for successful RPL candidates, setting up new PMKK, Kaushal Pradarshini – Skill Exhibition and other initiatives.  Read more…

Following are some of the highlights:

  • BHEL’s achievements in engaging a large number of apprentices across India under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) was recognized by hon’ble Prime Minister by presenting a cheque of Rs1.79 Crore to Atul Sobti, CMD, BHEL.
  • Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) signs an MoU with NSDC to train 50,000 new mill workers. The members from the various spinning mills, under PMKVY2 scheme, will train the fresh workers.
  • Adani Group, NSDC sign pact to train 300,000 youth by 2022 As a part of the agreement, over 40,000 youth will be trained and assisted towards attaining employment per year by the Adani Skill Development Center (ASDC)
  • Online cab aggregator Ola signs an NoU with National Skill Development Corp to train 5 million driver entrepreneurs. Ola aims at investing R100 crore in adding 1,00,000 drivers to its platform.
  • Council for Leather Exports (CLE) signed an MoU with NSDC to skill 50000 youth in collaboration with Leather Sector Skill Council (LSSC).

West Bengal: (1) Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) will set up skill training center around Rajmahal Project area, to make the youth employable. (2) Through a CSR initiative, Hyundai Motor India partners with Ramakrishna Mission ITI in Kolkata to impart training through specially designed curriculum and on-the-job training to students.

News from the industry sectors

Petroleum: (1) Petrofed and Robert Gordon University sign an MoU to share knowledge and best practices and promote joint training programs and study visits. (2) Oil PSUs have initiated skill development initiatives with members HPCL, IOCL, BPCL, ONGC, OIL, GAIL, EIL and Balmer Lawrie coming together to set up a Skill Development Institute in Visakhapatnam (SDI-Vskp). They have signed an MoU with NSDC to train 600 youth in local areas at subsidised cost.

Shipping: Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) will collaborate with CII and Strategic Manufacturing Sector Council to redesign and improve the syllabus and course content for various trades covering the ship- building operations.

Electronics: Konica Minolta aligns their CSR initiative with skilling and launch a youth skill development (YSDP) in program in collaboration with Care Skills Academy, an authorised training partner of ESSCI (Electronic Sector Skills Council of India) affiliated to NSDC.

Telecom: University of Chicago and its Tata Center for Development tie up with Telecom Sector Skill Council to enhance skilling for India’s transition towards a digital economy.

Automotive: Volkswagen organises Sarvottam contest to hunt for Skill Champions and recognizes and rewards excellence among dealership employees.

The news is compiled from different sources by Team-NSN.

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