Skill Development News Digest – 150317


In this edition of our News Digest, we feature snippets from various states, government initiatives and industry updates. The good news is that CBSE schools may soon have vocational subjects as options in 9th and 10th standards. And, the first ever training for women masons was launched by CREDAI in Chhattisgarh. Another headline that demands our attention has to do with the salary for skilled professionals. This is with reference to a news item in one of the dailies that pointed out that “25% skilled youth placed by Maharashtra government quit jobs within months due to poor salary”. This is indeed a matter of concern for all the stakeholders about how we can ensure better pay and support of living in cities etc.  Here’s updating you with the next edition of skill development news digest 150317.

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News from the states

  • Arunachal Pradesh: NHPC and Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship signs MoU for imparting skill based training to 150 youth in Itanagar. They will be trained in earthmover, dozer, roller excavator and other operating skills under NHPC’s CSR.
  • Assam: TimesPro, a Times of India initiative and NK Das Foundation launch skill development courses for training youth in the northeast in banking and business analytics.
  • Chhattisgarh: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, to support UN’s #HeForShe campaign, CREDAI launches training for first all-women masons‘ batch in Chhattisgarh
  • Delhi: 1. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) partners with NSDC and NSDF to skill its serving/retired personnel and their family members. This is to support Skill India and Digital India initiatives. 2. Frankfinn inaugurates one more state-of-the-art Air Hostess Training Institute in Delhi 3. New Delhi Municipal Council Smart City Ltd (NDMCSCL), the execution body for Smart City projects signed an MoU with NSDC to enhance training and employment under Smart City project by jointly developing e-learning content. 4. CBSE plans to introduce skill development courses in 9th and 10th standards as additional / optional subjects.
  • Gujarat: IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd (IL&FS Skills) launches Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Agriculture sector under PMKVY at Gordaka, Gujarat.
  • Kerala: IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd (IL&FS Skills) launches Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Agriculture sector under PMKVY at Pallichal, Kerala.
  • Madhya Pradesh: 1.Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and CRISP collaborate to offer 3-month “Employment Oriented Skill Development Training”, for 1200 youth from deprived section of the society. 2. Ola signs MoU with Madhya Pradesh government to skill and empower 25,000 drivers as entrepreneurs in next 2 years.
  • Maharashtra: Actor Shilpa Shetty plans to support Skill India initiative by setting up 1,000 centres to train youth in yoga, fitness, fashion designing, media and entertainment among others skills.
  • Rajasthan: Government announces setting up of new ITIs to boost skill development agenda along with increased financial assistance for the unemployed and enhanced the total outlay for the labour and employment department by 21.3%.
  • Telangana: IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd (IL&FS Skills) launches Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Agriculture sector under PMKVY at Khammam, Telangana.

International news

  • World Bank will support Vocational Training across India and has approved US$ 125 million for Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement Operation (STRIVE) aimed at improving the quality of long-term vocational training provided in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and apprenticeships.
  • Indian Skilled Trainees Get USD 500 Jobs in Welding in Middle East. They are certified at 2/3 of Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and will be placed with Nasser Al Hajari Corporation.News from the industry sectors

News from the industry sectors

IT-ITeS Sector:  1.TCS collaborates with ICT Academy for skill development through the deployment of TCS iON, a Digital HUB Skill, Vocational and Competency Oriented courses easily available online to students and teachers across associated institutes. 2. Cvent plans to skill underprivileged youth and women for IT jobs in voice and non-voice Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC): As per the mandate from Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), Indian Pharma industry must meet Government’s deadline of 1st January 2018 to upgrading skills of the employees in various pharma units.

Tourism and Hospitality Sector (THSC): To facilitate RPL under PMKVY,LEAP Skills Academy will train and certify workforce in Tourism and Hospitality Sector Under Skill India Mission.

News from the Central Government

NSDC signs an MoU with Memorandum with Art of Living Digital India Movement to train and make youth employable in India vocational raining and entrepreneurship development.

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

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