Skill Development News Digest – 151216


As the year 2016 is drawing to a close, the skill space is getting more vibrant with events and initiatives all over the country, led by NSDC, MSDE, State Skill Missions and the industry. To energise the Skill India mission, youth icons Virat Kohli and Sidharth Malhotra will extend their support and reach out to young population as ambassadors of skilling and employability. Here’s updating you with the next edition of skill development news digest 151216. 

skill-development-news-digest-151216News from the states

Arunachal Pradesh: A month-long skill development and vocational training programme was organized by GPTI, training partner under the State Livelihood Mission (NULM) .

Assam: Bravo Career India Skills collaborates with Future Group train 1,000 skilled workforce for retail fashion in Northeast India and help them with sustainable and gainful employment.

Bihar: Nalanda gets its first skill development center Kushal Yuva Programme (KYP). The centre will be run by a Biharsharif-based NGO Pushpanjali Group Welfare and Charitable Trust.

Delhi: (1) Maruti Suzuki will expand its association with ITI s from 141 to 151 and all 144 students studying the Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) module were employed by Maruti Suzuki dealers.  (2) Maruti Suzuki has been awarded the CII-ITC Sustainability Award for CSR for exemplary performance in impacting business and society. One of the core domains for CSR is skill development.

Gujarat: (1) Capacity building and safety training are a priority for the shipping industry as the Ministry of Shipping has sanctioned Rs. 30 crore to train 20000 workers in ship recycling at Alang-Sosiya recycling yard in Gujarat. Rs 13.77 crore is allotted for skill development in 27 coastal districts under DDU-GKY. (2) Welspun India Ltd, leading home textile manufacturer, will set up skill training centers to impart vocational training to 50 to 60 thousand youth every year as a part of Rs.10,000 crore investment in Gujarat in next 5 years.

Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN) conducted a “Skills Conclave” in Shimla to bring all the stakeholders in order to collaborate for successful implementation of various initiatives in skill development and entrepreneurship in the state.

Jharkhand: (1) Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC) will conduct skill development programme for teachers and Students in the state. (2) PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation (PARFI), launches of Kalyan Gurukul, a multi-trade skill development centre in Jharkhand, to facilitate skill development and employability of economically backward youth.

Maharashtra: In Pune, Government Polytechnic College for Distance Learning to start skill development centre in an initiative undertaken by Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) under NSDC to offer five courses for about three-four months each.

Manipur: H. E. Ms. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur, emphasized on the need for skill development in floriculture and medicinal plants to create jobs in the state. The first job placement fair was conducted by NSDC and MSDE in Imphal.

NCR: NIESBUD organizes skill development workshop on Business Analytics to train MSME entrepreneurs in using business data for growing their business.

Odisha: Odisha launches vocational education in 208 schools where students of class IX can choose courses in IT-ITeS, Retail, Travel and tourism and BFSI.

Punjab: In Jalandhar, CT Group, offering NSDC approved Skill oriented Training Courses will train unemployed, under skilled youths or dropout students of the region.

Telangana: Fair Trade Forum India (FTF-I) conducts their XVI national convention on entrepreneurship and skill development for handloom and handicraft sector in Hyderabad. Click here to view the report on the event.

Uttar Pradesh: The Rozgar Mela under Skill India Mission gave job offers to more an 3500 candidates at the job fair conducted at Colvin Taluqdars College grounds in Lucknow.

West Bengal: Life saving skills training was imparted to Kolkata Traffic Police Sergeants for skills in responding to road accident cases. The training program was conducted by Save LIFE Foundation (SLF) with the support of Renault India Private Limited (CSR initiative) and The Park Clinic.

News from the industry sectors

ASSOCHAM: In the context of Industry 4.0, a report from ASSOCHAM based on the study titled “Digital India to Robotic India” places the need for integrating robotics in skill development programs that will contribute to “Make in India” projects.

Electronics Sector Skill Council (ESSCI):  Konica Minolta partners with Care Skills Academy to launch skill development program in collaboration with ESSCI and NSDC. This will help improve customer service by overcoming the customer engineer’s attrition.

Construction Sector:  L&T Construction proposes to develop skills development training centre in Nagpur on a sprawling 75,000 sq ft land.

Automotive Sector : Maruti Ola Training Program ( a collaboration between Maruti Suzuki and Ola) aims to train 40000 individuals and Ola affiliated drivers in safe driving over next 3 years.

IT-ITes Sector: NASSCOM launches to skill IT workforce and students in fast growing domains with 7 channels that will have 27X7 curated bite-size content from top universities, experts and research organizations around the world.

Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC): Skill development in rubber sector get a major boost with initiatives to impart training for tappers under PMKVY. RSDC will conduct RPL training for job roles of Latex Harvesting Technician through Rubber Board Channel of 2314 Rubber Producer Societies and 254 Group Processing Centers in Kerala.

News from the central government

  • H.E, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, emphasized on skilling of youth to overcome India’s “jobless growth last year that saw the least employment in the last seven years. Joblessness will also lead to unrest and frustration among youth”, he said.
  • Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for State, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, seeks centre-state collaboration in enhancing the impact of skilling through more projects.
  • Center will launch overseas skill development and employment centers under Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PVKY) to skill youth on part with international standards. This will be implemented by NSDC through the training partners by consulting Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
  • Australian government is keen on collaborating with India on skill development by sharing the Australian standards.

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

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