With summer at its peak in different parts of India, the heat is catching up on the skill front as well! Let’s hope Sachin Tendulkar’s endorsement heats up skilling initiatives and helps in building more awareness about the importance of vocational education. And, there’s some good news on the aspirational front: research by TeamLease services indicates that people in senior roles earn more than MBAs or engineers in certain industry sectors. In fact, their salaries exceed by 10% to 27%. And, the minister for Skill Development Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy recommends convocation ceremonies to give away certificates to ITI students. Read on from skill development news digest 150416.
News from the states
- Andhra Pradesh: 1. Skill development centre inaugurated at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) at Vizag for training students in various disciplines; 2.The government partners with TISS doe imparting skill development courses to 30000 students in 100 colleges
- Arunachal Pradesh: Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic, Itanagar started a skill development and capacity building training programme under Border Area Development Programme (BADP) and PMKVY for Automobile and Tourism & Hospitality in Kurung Kumey district
- Assam: Craftsmen travel down south from Mariani near Dibrugarh to Maredumilli forest in East Godavari district to train semi-skilled tribal.
- Delhi: 1. The partnership between hotel Le Meridian and Joining Hands, an NGO will enable underprivileged women to work in the hospitality industry; 2. NSDC, ICDL Asia enter into an agreement to improve digital literacy in India
- Karnataka: 1. Government to start skill development department to help unemployed youth with training and placement; 2. Divisional-level Skill development and training programme for youth inaugurated at Mysuru Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation Ltd. (KVTSDC) and the Department of Employment and Training,
- Madhya Pradesh: Centre for Research and Industrial Staff Performance (CRISP) wins ‘Excellence in Skill Development in MP’ – awarded by CMAI Association of India.
- Maharashtra: 1.Government embarks on skills programme that would benefit over seven lakh people; 2. Proposes to enhance skills of seafarers to enhance contribution of the shipping industry; 3.Government and Capgemini India signs MoU for skill development in Maharashtra; 4. Khadi commission to give special training to help drought affected farmers of at KVIC’s Departmental Training Centres at Nasik and Dahanu; 5 .Mumbai-based MyGlamm to open beauty training academics across India; 6. Government proposes skill subjects as an option in higher classes instead of language, for early vocational training to students following the new vocational education policy of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
- Manipal: Technology and Skill Development Centre was inaugurated at IBSD complex, Takyelpat .
- Nagaland: 1.Nagaland gets NE’s first apparel making centre under the Textile Ministry’s Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS) for the textiles and apparel sector; 2. NIELIT begins ICT skill training for govt employees at Kohima to prepare northeast for digital India.
- Tamil Nadu: Skill based training for B.Ed students was held at Hindu College in Kanyakumari by Indian Red Cross Society and District Institute of Education and Training (DIET)
- Telangana: 1.As per the new IT policy Telangana will set up Rural Technology Centres (RTC) in each of the 10 districts capable of providing employment to 2,500 people and these professionals would be trained by the Telangana Academy for Skills and Knowledge (TASK); 2.Heritage Foods creates awareness about careers in dairy sector through programme offered by Heritage Institute of Milk Sciences
- Tripura: The government sets up a separate directorate for skill development to realize Skill India Mission
- Uttar Pradesh: Aligarh – SOCH-beyond the imagination started a vocational training centre for skill development
The industry sectors
- NCDEX’s unit NICR gets affiliation from Agriculture Skill Council of India on the basis of its high standards of training
- CREDAI aims to skill 1 lakh construction workers every year
- Raymond signed an MoU with UP Skill Development Society (UPSDM) to open skill development centres in UP in tailoring craft.
- CREDAI and ATS Infrastructure host Convocation Ceremony of Skill Training for Construction Workers
- Nalco has signed an MoU for skill development with NSDC and NSDF. It will associate with MSDE to set up Centre of Excellence in skilling in Eastern India
The central government
- Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy launches transnational skill standards in India benchmarked to United Kingdom across 82 identified job roles.
- Australia and India to collaborate on skills and training by aligning with industry and training sector to meet the demand for skilled workforce
- Centre plans for incentives for training in food processing as a top priority. This was announced at the National conclave on skill development in food processing sector’ organized by ASSOCHAM