News Bytes from NSN – Quick updates on skill development and Vocational Training


Here are some News Bytes covering various happenings and updates in the industry, government and other stakeholders in the skilling and VET space. This also includes business and job opportunities from government and private organizations. The News Bytes curated and adapted from various sources* with the sole objective of keeping our readers informed about the evolving skills industry in India and how they can be a part of it.

70% youth unaware of PM Modi’s Skill India initiative

According to a survey conducted by the Observer Research Foundation and World Economic Forum (WEF) over 70 percent of the youth in the age group of 15 and 30 are unaware of government-run skill development programs which is a major obstacle to its success.

Mr. A.M. Naik appointed Chairman,National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) appointed  Mr. A.M. Naik, revered industry veteran as Chairman,  National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on 28th November 2018. Mr. Naik had an illustrious career of 50 years in infrastructure, engineering and construction sectors. As one of the most influential businessman of India, Mr Naik appreciated the work done by NSDC and said “NSDC has developed a unique model combining skill development with strong industry partnerships. I am pleased at this opportunity to contribute towards our common vision of a high skill, high value added economy that offers opportunity to all.”

AWS Cloud-based initiative launched by AP to skill 60,000 students

60,000 students across Andhra’s engineering and non-engineering colleges will be skilled by 2020 as per a MoU signed between the government and Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s Cloud arm.

India Skills Report says Andhra Pradesh tops in skilled workforce

According to the India Skills Report 2019 – Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of states with the highest employability in India.

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Central Silk Board recognition given to Arunachal skill development centre

The MG Community Skill Development & Training Centre in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh has been recognized by the Silk Mark Organization of India sponsored by Central Silk Board (CSB) run under Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

Bhubaneswar to become skill capital of India

The Odisha government signed MoUs with five industries and organisations to enable various skill development institutes produce job-ready workforce. This was right after the government signed a deal with Singapore government for establishing a world skill centre.

High-end skill development suggested by Anant K Hedge for Sikkim

Union Minister of State Anant K Hegde suggested that Sikkim should focus on high-end skill development and communication and connectivity. He said Sikkim needs to take up advance skills training for further skill development.

Young girls to get technical skills in Haryana

The Haryana government has decided to impart technical skills to young girls to ensure more participation in automotive sector and enhance their employability in addition to making them learn riding skills.

Haryana to have the biggest footwear park at Bahadurgarh

Haryana Chief Minister said that the biggest footwear park of the world would be developed at Bahadurgarh and five acres land would be made available for this footwear park for setting up footwear skill development centre so that local people would get training and made employable

Central team inspects skill development initiatives in Assam’s aspirational district

A team from the Director General Training, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship visited Assam’s aspirational Hailakandi district to oversee the skill development initiatives.They interacted with various line departments like Labour Welfare, DEIC, MSME, Assam Skill Development Mission, NRLM, NULM, tea industry, ITI, etc.

Vow to accelerate development by Jharkhand CM

The Chief Minister of Jharkand has vowed to accelerate the process of development and make the state an example in the country. He called upon everyone to work towards corruption-free, dynastic-free, caste-free and communalism- free state so that citizens get the opportunity to live with dignity.

Urge to speed up skill development training of youth under Himayat scheme

Secretary Rural Development Department & Panchayati Raj has directed the officers to speed up the training of youth enrolled in various Programme Implementing Agencies (PIAs) under ‘Himayat’ programme for providing skill development training and employment to the youth.

ESDM scheme launched by JK government

The Department of Information Technology is launching the Electronic System Design and Maintenance (ESDM) scheme in Jammu and Kashmir to train 5,000 students in the current financial year.

Union Agriculture Minister inaugurates the Skill Development Training Programme on Inland Fisheries Management in West Bengal

The Union Agriculture Minister inaugurated the skill development orientation training programme on “Inland Fisheries Management” for national service volunteers of Nehru Yuva Kendra, West Bengal.  One thousand volunteers will be skill trained on Inland fisheries in this programme.

Motorola and Lenovo come forward to support Skill India mission by the government

Lenovo and Motorola India inaugurated their fifth skill academy in Ghaziabad as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Program for FY 2019.

‘Neev Abhiyan’ by Ambuja Cements promoting Sustainable Construction

Among Ambuja Cement’s several programs one is the successful ‘Neev Abhiyan’ initiative that imparts formal training to upskill masons and contractors by strengthening their knowledge-base and technical skill-sets through certified training modules and value-added services which promote sustainable construction.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor sets up third Centre of Excellence in Bangalore

To enable in-depth knowledge of engine composition at the grass-root level as well give comprehensive learning opportunities for the students and to offer them a first-hand experience of the vehicle engine TKM provides engine kits – one cut section of the vehicle engine and an assembled engine – to enhance practical knowledge among engineering students.

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