Skill Development News Digest – 011116


In this edition of the fortnightly news digest, you will observe the hectic activities in various sector skill councils like Healthcare, Beauty and Wellness, Logistics, Telecom and others. On the academic front, IISC Bangalore is collaborating with HAL to set up a skill development center in Chitradurga. Read on to know more about the happenings in other states in India. Here’s updating you with the next edition of skill development news digest 011116.

skill-development-news-digest-011116News from the states

  • Andaman and Nicobar: Skill training centre inaugurated to provide free training, boarding and lodging with Rs.500 per month.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Government aims to provide gainful employment to the youth of North Eastern states in the infrastructure industry.
  • Assam: Oil India Limited has signed an MoU with Gram Tarang Employability Training Services to train 300 unemployed youth. Under the project ‘OIL Swabalamban’, skill training is being provided under trades like CCD (Café Coffee Day) & SMO (Sewing Machine Operator) to the differently-abled candidates.
  • Bihar: Ola aims to work with various state governments to create a skilled workforce and train 50-lakh drivers and give them easy access to capital, insurance and vehicles at discounted prices.
  • Delhi: 1. Government plans to send 250 teachers to Singapore for education and skill training. 2. Samsung India Electronics announced a set of guidelines for apprenticeship training in collaboration with Partners in Change (PIC) India. The training programme, includes practical experience and theoretical instruction. 3. Free solar installation for 10th pass and graduates.
  • Gujarat: First MoU signed between hundred year old University of Hong Kong and the government to facilitate vocational learning and hands on training.
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 900 youth in the state to be trained and placed as Security executives in various companies under the NSDC scheme.
  • Jharkhand: CCL organized a two day employment fair for employees and ex-employees and have also launched various training institutions for rural youth.
  • Karnataka: 1. Chitradurga to get HAL-IISc skill development centre (SDC) for youth. 2. Ola aims to increase the number of drivers by 10 folds to deal with competition from Uber.
  • Maharashtra: Kaushalya Setu initiative launched for students State Board of who fail to clear Class X or SSC exam to accommodate them in the skill development courses, so that they do not lose a year.
  • Nagaland: 1. Pinnacle Skills in collaboration with Youth Organization conducted a daylong seminar on ‘Skill development and unemployment problem’.2.Orion Edutech started a skill development centre for 500 youth to train them in various skills and provide employment.
  • Odisha: Government to train youth in knitwear manufacturing. This will overcome labour shortage and the scheme aims to employ 3, 00,000 people directly or indirectly.
  • Tamil Nadu: Yamaha Motors partners with Salesian missionaries by opening Yamaha Training School to provide comprehensive technical education and expertise from the Yamaha factory with hands-on diagnostic and troubleshooting skills training.
  • Telangana: PositiveShift International launched the UNO-Learn, a web, mobile and digital TV skill development platform, to offer skill development courses. 60% of the courses are sponsored by institutes and the rest 40 % by expert instructors.
  • Uttar Pradesh: 1. Centre of driver training for both boys and girls started under the skill development programme. 2. In Varanasi, 100 local food vendors were trained for “clean street food” project to teach the vendors the importance of hygiene skills.

News from the industry sectors

  • Logistics Sector: Safeducate, a specialist in supply chain & logistics training, opened India’s largest and first-ever of its kind Logistics Job Fair that will be held at 7 different locations across India.
  • Health Care Sector: Tata Trust and GE partner to train 10,000 youth in various healthcare aspects. They aim to reduce the healthcare technician demand supply gap.
  • Beauty and Hospitality sector: O2 Skills Academy signed an MoU with the Government of Telangana to train 1260 men and women between the ages of 18-35 over the next three years. This will provide employment-linked, market-oriented vocational training that will enable filling in the gaps in Spa and hospitality industry.
  • Telecom Sector: TSSC aims to train and skill 45 lakh youth in the next 5 years to provide jobs in the Indian telecom sector. TSSC will also train 24,000 trainers; collaborate with 500 training organizations and over 200 industry partners to cover the whole country progressively over a period of next 10 years.
  • Automobile Sector: As a part of the UberShaan initiative, Uber and the Ministry of Electronics plan to skill drivers across the country and create one million livelihoods.
  • Plumbing Sector: 2 days plumbing mela held to provide a platform for plumbers to showcase their talents.

News from the centre

The central government will establish at least one Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK, agriculture science centre) in each of the 646 districts in country. Of this, 100 will have special facilities for skill development, while an equal number will be converted into pulses and oilseeds hubs.

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

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