Skill Development News Digest – 301115

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In this edition of Skill Development News Digest, we have updates from the government, the states, the training providers and the industry sectors.

To begin with, Afghanistan seeks possible collaboration with India to strengthen their skill ecosystem. Under PMKVY, about 1200 inmates of Tihar prison complex will learn employable skills in various fields such as BPO, retail sales and computer hardware under the PMKVY which was launched today in the mega jail. And, India gets represented at the UK Skills Show 2015 as six girls will be showcasing their skills in Beauty Therapy (Body & Hands and Face) and Jewelry Making among a gathering of 75000 people who will be attending country’s largest skills and career event.

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Government and NSDC initiatives

  • NSQF to be made mandatory after 3 years: Without compliance there will not be any funding
    for the government institutions imparting education and training programmes
  • Government approves creation of sector mentor committees to act as integrated panels for creating model curricula for skill training courses. This is a significant effort to create a unified system for development of curricula and courses for skill development training in the country.
  • Govt clears project to skill 5 mn Indians with WB support worth USD 1 billion: Skill Training for Employability Leveraging Public Private Partnership (STEPPP) project was cleared by the Department of Economic Affairs, MSDE. It will also strengthen the skill training infrastructure in underserved geographies and sectors
  • NSDC is gearing up to focus on vocational training for paramedical requirement particularly in segments including emergency ambulatory services, X-ray, Echo, tread mill test (TMT) along with a pool of technicians for blood banks, laboratories, anaesthesia, cardiac and dialysis.
  • Centre to map country’s training infrastructure, including thousands of private training institutes that are thriving but do not reflect in the official data.
  • From the states
    Skill development continues to be the focus for Chhattisgarh that started the first livelihood college in Dantewada in 2010. Now, these livelihood colleges are functioning in 27 districts. As a part of the scheme the vocational training providers train people in trades like electricians, fitters, machine operators, air conditioning technicians, security guards and horticulturists.
  • In Kerala, KASE, Kerala Academy for Skill Excellence (KASE) is readying a database of the global job market to benchmark standards and enable it raise the skill sets of its youth to international levels.
    http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/kerala-youths-skill-sets-to-get-quantum-boost-115111700887_1.html
  • The Andhra Pradesh government proposes to establish a Skill Development University.  It will house centres of excellence, manufacturing as well as an R&D set-up along with entrepreneurship and incubation facilities, a driver-training institute, an integrated school and a consortium of industry bodies.
  • Andhra Pradesh ranks first among all states with largest employability level, according to India Skill Report. AP has the highest employability level with 65.2 pc of employable workforce in the 22-25 years age group, a considerable increase from 31% posted in 2015.
  • Proposal for Rs 10k as min wage for 23 sectors in Karnataka: The revision will benefit about 30 lakh non-skilled labourers in the State.
  • Focus on skill development to utilise youth power in J&K: The chief minister reiterates the need to focus on skill development and entrepreneurship, to create jobs and harness talent.
  • Skill training to unemployed youths in Arunachal Pradesh: In a first of its kind initiative, Tata Motors collaborated Automobile Workshop and Mechanic trade under Industrial Training Institute, Dirang in West Kameng district for skill development training to the unemployed youths of the state.

Training provider and industry updates from hospitality, tea plantations, poultry and welding

Compiled and edited by the Team@NSN

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