In this week’s Newsbytes from NSN, we bring you the latest highlights from the world of skill development. In this edition, we are focusing on the launch of ‘Prerana: An Experiential Learning Program by the Ministry of Education, the inauguration of Skills on Wheels buses in Odisha, the launch of ERNET India’s integrated web portal by MeitY, and NSDC’s partnership with Coal India Limited. Beyond these key highlights, the edition also has other important updates from government, industry, academia, and other stakeholders in the skilling ecosystem.
Stay tuned for a comprehensive overview that not only keeps you informed about industry trends but also opens doors to potential lead generation and business opportunities.
Here we go with the highlights of this week,
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Skill development news from the government
- India’s skilling program integrates with PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan portal for data-driven expansion and center upgrades. MSDE has introduced gap-analyzer tool for mapping skill training centers around key projects, identifying needs.
- Shri Dharmendra Pradhan flags off three Skills on Wheels buses of NSDC in Goshala for youth training in Sambalpur, Deogarh, Angul, and Dhenkanal districts, promoting self-reliance, and provide training to the youths.
- Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath launched PM SHRI Schools in Uttar Pradesh, in order to provide world-class education.
- The Ministry of Education has launched ‘Prerana: An Experiential Learning program’, aligning with NEP 2020 for leadership empowerment through meaningful and inspiring experiences.
- MeitY has launched ERNET India’s integrated web portal for educational institutes, providing domain services, DNS, and value-added services like Website as a Service (WaaS) and Learning Management as a Service (LMaaS).
Skill development news from the industry
- According to TSSC, the talent supply-demand gap in India in the Telecom sector will be widened in 5G, 6G technology development in absence of upskilling and reskilling of workers.
- NTPC-Simhadri has partnered with CIPET, Vijayawada, for skill development in Parwada to provide training to the youth in Machine Operator-Injection Moulding and Plastics Processing for enhanced employability.
- Coal India has partnered with EdCIL for a three-year educational project in 11 mining districts in Jharkhand. The identified schools will have smart classrooms, ICT labs, teacher training, and equipment maintenance installed.
- TeamLease reports a 271% increase in apprentices and trainee hires in the hospitality sector in the last two years, surpassing the overall growth rate of 54% in this category.
- Coal India Limited has signed an MoU with NSDC to establish multi-skill Skill Development Institutes (MSDIs) in the operational regions of Coal India’s subsidiaries.
Skill development news from the ITIs
- The Telangana government forms committee to upgrade ITIs into advanced tech centers and develop a roadmap for upskill universities.
- Tata Power has signed an MoU with the Government of Odisha to book skill development in the power sector and provide industry-relevant training to students enrolled in ITIs across the state.
Skill development news from the academia
- The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched its first Annual Capacity Building Plan (ACBP) to boost the skills and development of its employees.
- SkyySkill Academy has partnered with the E&ICT Academy at IIT Guwahati to enhance employability in EV technology, CAD/CAM, Game Development, AR/VR, Web development and more for tech students and professionals.
- IIT Mandi’s Centre for Continuing Education to introduce Machine Learning and IoT-based Automation training programs catering to various professionals and students in engineering, BCA, MCA, ITI, polytechnic, trainers with a one-month duration of the course.
- The Government of Goa has approved for double degree for the students who are already pursuing their degree course.
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Skill development news from the States/UTs
- Andhra Pradesh: APSSDC and HCSSC sign MoU to offer short-term skill training in handicraft and carpet sectors and provide employment opportunities to the youth.
- Goa: The skill upgradation training for the 29,000 Vishwarkarma beneficiaries in Goa will begin from January 4, 2024 with those in the tailoring trade. Training for all 18 trades will be conducted thereafter through 11 centres spread across the state.
- Haryana: The Haryana Skill Development Department has introduced a dual training system in the state’s technical institutions, ensuring a skilled workforce aligned with industry demands.
- Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir becomes the first UT to launch PM Vishwakarma Yojana at ITI Shopian, empowering craftsmen with industry-relevant skills and promoting self-employment.
- Maharashtra: Under the leadership of Cabinet Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha, the state will open a total of 100 skill development centers through the “Pramod Mahajan Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Abhiyan” initiative.
- The government of Maharashtra has approved 100 colleges to initiate skill courses aimed at training craftsmen aligning with NSQF that cater to the needs of the job market.
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