Skill Development News Digest – 010217


As the month begins with the hot topic of Budget 2017 and allocations for skill development, we present to you a quick recap of all the news in the last fortnight, including the highlights of Budget 2017. The skill space in India was the highlight of the Republic Day Parade and the first ever tableau from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) was adjudged the best tableau among Ministerial representations. And, on the CSR front, Indian companies CSR spend went up by 22% as per the CRISIL Report released recently. The bulk of CSR funds go towards education, skill development, healthcare and sanitation initiatives. Here’s updating you with the next edition of skill development news digest 010217.skill-development-news-digest-010217

Key takeaways from Budget 2017: Click here to view the current edition of Skill Times and highlights of Budget 2017 for skill development, youth and jobs. 

Arunachal Pradesh: (1) Two-month Skill development training program launched at Ziro under the NULM scheme in collaboration with SynchroServe Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Tajuk Technologies Pvt. Ltd. in collaboration with DUDA, Ziro under the banner of State Urban Livelihoods Mission (SULM). (2) A 42 days skill development training on computer Desktop Publishing was organized by Rural Development and Heritage Society (Sangram) at Yachuli.

Assam: The state will have a Skill City and for this purpose the government has signed an MoU with ITE Education Services, Singapore.

Delhi: (1) Delhi government proposes to open more vocational training centres in priority areas like retail, hospitality, travel tourism and paramedics training. (2) Koenig has been approved as on of India’s authorized Google Developer Training Partners for conducting courses on Associate Android Developer Certification. (3) Hyundai Motor India ties-up with Pusa Institute of technology. The tie-up aims to give exposure to Automobile trade students to modern automobile technologies thereby increasing the opportunities of employability and career prospects.

Gujarat: Schools in Ankleshwar, Bharuch to start skill education for students.The management of Sanskardeep School at GIDC will offer vocational education for class VII to IX students.

Jammu and Kashmir: (1) Mr Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship inaugurates the first ever Skill Development Institute “Arsh Institute of Health Sciences and Technology” at Khonmoh on the outskirts of Srinagar. (2) State Skill Development Mission has been constituted in JK and modalities for registering skill development societies being worked out. The Chief Minister will head the mission and there is an action plan for skilling 47302 youth upto 2020 being formulated in consultation with MSDE.

Life Science Sector Skill Development Council (LSSSDC) collaborates with Mumbai-based Pollux to upgrade skill-sets among emerging pharmacists to bridge the industry-academia gap.

“According to LSSSDC estimates, the employment opportunities in the pharma sector for chemists in quality assurance, quality control and production along with medical representative will double to 657,432 from the prevailing 316,619 on pan India basis over the next eight years by 2024. In Maharashtra alone, the workforce is expected to surge to 197,232 from 94,987 during the same period of eight years.” Source:

Karnataka: St Philomena College inaugurates Centre for Skill and Entrepreneurship Development (CSED) and the launches an Electronic Skill Training Centre.

Telangana: (1) Swarna Bharat Trust inaugurated in Shamshabad mandal of Telangana, plans to provide skill development training in various activities to 300 youth a year with hostel facility free of cost. (2) 100 Model Career Centres are planned for job seekers to increase employment among youth in the state and Driver Training Centers to come up in Hyderabad.

Madhya Pradesh: Government will invest Rs 1,600 crore for skill development over the next 5 years with an objective to generate employment for youth and provide trained workforce to the industry.

Maharashtra: Skill based courses are gaining positive response from students with colleges offering certificate programs from foreign universities or full-fledged B.Voc courses from University of Mumbai. UPG College, Vile Parle, has collaborated with Ohio University (OU), US, and has for the first time introduced a six-month certificate programme in Sports Management.

Nagaland: Amazon will provide Nagaland women a platform to sell their products at zero initial cost by tying up with NSDC, Nagaland government to promote women entrepreneurship

Uttarakhand : Governor Dr K K Paul emphasized on skill development for women to help them get jobs and take up leadership roles in the hospitality and tourism sectors. He inaugurated a two-day conference on ‘Hospitality and Tourism’ at Graphic Era University.

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

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