Skill Development News Digest – 160717


While World Youth Skills Day grabbed the headlines last week, we also saw the 2nd anniversary of Skill India Mission being celebrated in Delhi. Similarly, on this occasion, other states embarked on various projects in training, skill development and employability. We will bring you more details in the next edition of the News Digest. At NSN, we organized a 24- hour creative contest on the theme “Be Skilled Be Relevant” and we got overwhelming response. Click here to view the 10 best entries and 15 commendable entries. Here’s updating you with the next edition of skill development news digest 060717.

Skill Development News Digest - 160717

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News from the states

Bihar : The TI project for Hajipur Social Research and Service Organisation with support from BSACS, is educating more than 400 women sex workers, 100 transgenders and 40 and odd male sex workers about safe sex habits and skills to prevent sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.

Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN) would train 50,000 youth of the state in different skills during next three years at a centre in Shimla.

Dehli: 1. IBM institute of business value in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, evaluated India’s growing skills challenge and proposed recommendations to bridge the gap. 2.The Centre is offering to turn young Indians into beekeepers under a vocational training scheme for high school students that is yet to start in six other states. 3. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi felicitated seven candidates who cleared civil services examination with financial support from the ministry under its ‘Nai Udaan’ scheme for receiving coaching for the competitive tests. 4. Finolex Industries Limited organized a skilling workshop for plumbers in Faridabad. The workshop was attended by 200 plumbing technicians from Delhi region who were briefed about the best practices related to plumbing and sanitation.

Gujarat: 1. The PM inaugurated the mega textiles trade fair “Textiles India-2017”, he said the textile industry was being infused with the mantras of skill, scale and speed and zero-defect, zero-effect under the Make in India initiative. 2. 1.12 crore artisans have registered themselves with the Union ministry of tourism, under a policy to provide identity cards to recognize them according to state, national or international levels. 3. ATDC has signed a MoU with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development to bridge the gap between the requirement and availability of skilled workforce and setting up ATDC centre for training at SUC campus at Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation. 4. To review the functioning of Adverse Drug Monitoring Centres, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, Western Zone in collaboration with Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission have audited 5 medical institutions with assessment on aspects like SOPs and causality assessment.

Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the PM has made a significant attempt in this direction through Skill India. The State committed towards best contribution in the efforts of the Prime Minister, Global Skills Park is an effective initiative in this direction.

Punjab : Krishi Vigyan Kendra here organised a one-month vocational training course on fabric construction and designing at Pandrali village, Chandigarh.

Tamil Nadu: Harsha Prabakaran has got an opportunity to represent India at Worldskills 2017 more popularly known as Skill Olympics

Telangana: On International Consultants Day, The Institute of Management Consultants of India in association with Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management organized a seminar on the topic “Skill Development in India – Opportunities and Challenges”

Uttar Pradesh: The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has become the first Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to begin skill development in collaboration with a state.

News from the centre

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship announced a 100-hour certificate course to understand the new tax regime to create a workforce of GST-trained professionals.

The World Bank has given Rs 1,625 crore as a loan for making the Indian youth more employable through skilling them under Narendra Modi’s Skill India Mission.

Harish Manwani speaks about India’s demographic dividend as being the major problem for employment generation.

ZTE Telecom India has entered into a MoU with Telecom Sector Skill Council for complementing the skills imparted by the vocational system to match industry requirement.

MSDE announced a national training programme to certify GST practitioners under its scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, to make the country’s passage to the new tax regime fool proof.

Kailash Satyarthi lauded CRISP and appreciated its skill development training being imparted to the youths to make them employable at SATI Vidisha.

Government to Set Up Skill Development Centres For Minorities In 100 Districts.

Kratikal Academy in partnership with Telecom Centre of Excellence, under an initiative by the Department of Telecommunication will train and certify students various and partner colleges.

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