Tag: Skill Development

Taking a whole of government approach to skills development

In a rush to mass skill populations to avert crises of unemployment, governments often find themselves scrambling to put too many wheels into action...

Why Do We Need Skill Development Indicators?

Building skills is an expensive affair central to which is good data on various metrics or indicators that are integral to where skill development...

Key markers in skills training for policy makers – Part II

The Indian workforce is highly stratified and segmented. A strong vetting system of key indicators of skills training is tremendously valuable for policymakers when...

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India and NSDC collaborate to establish 10...

Ten automotive labs will be set up in India as part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India...

How Muthoot Fincorp aims to make 10,000 people employable in three...

The purpose is to create a win-win situation for communities in which they operate and also address the problem of attrition in the business.

Government to regulate skill education

The aim is to develop a credible and aspirational national system that is quality assured and internationally compatible. 

Quess Reinforces its Training & Skill Development Platform

Signed MoU with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to setup a Skill University

IIT(BHU) and Amazon Web Services to develop cloud-ready job skills

The Cloud Research Lab will provide students with opportunities to use AWS cloud technology to pursue research initiatives that focus on AI and ML innovation in India.

Muthoot Fincorp partners with NSDC to train over 10,000 youth

The Company will also absorb 80 per cent of the trained students (8,000) into the Group for regular positions (job roles), after successful completion of training and assessment of the candidates. 

SpiceJet launches ‘Spice Star Training Academy’ with job promise

The academy will offer an online bachelor’s degree in business administration which is recognised by UGC along with a six month certification programme in inflight management.

FADA Academy to train auto dealers and their workforce

Yes Bank will support FADA in this endeavour.

TCS to hire in agile way based on demand

TCS has created Fresco Play - a learning platform - to enable employees to learn digital courses on the go.

Govt. working to ensure Indian workforce in UAE matches upto its...

The two nations plans to create a framework for skill development and formation of a Joint Working Group (JWG) for smoother operations between the countries.

Yamaha to impart skill training in UP

The MoU was signed on the occasion of International Workers Day with an aim to provide an opportunity to the youth residing in the rural areas of the state.

How Shine Learning can help upgrade skill sets

The platform is aimed at bridging the skill gap that exists in the recruitment industry.

ESSCI to open 50 new centres of excellence across India by...

Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) intends to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the electronics system design & manufacturing (ESDM) space.

AAI launches skill development centre for aviation

The Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre—a CSR Initiative by the Airports Authority of India in collaboration with NSDC—will help skill 2,400 youth in aviation jobs.

NASSCOM to upskill India’s tech workforce on 8 technologies

The FutureSkills platform will enable discovery, continuous learning and a marketplace of best-in-class training providers/virtual labs and certifications for each of these job roles and skills, with customised pathways for learning.

Tech Mahindra to reskill 117,000 employees through edX.org

edX.org, is an open-source online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.

Textile Industry gets Rs1300 Cr for skill development

The objective of the scheme is to provide demand-driven, placement-oriented skill training to incentivise the efforts of the industry towards creating jobs in the organised textile and related sectors. 

ProEdge raises fund in series A

The Company will use the fund to strengthen its team and set up a software platform.

Skill India and Arvind Mills partner to train 20,000 youth by...

The training will target all youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years.

Skill India and Airbnb sign MoU to skill people in hospitality...

The MoU will empower micro-entrepreneurs from rural and undeserved areas to join the alternative accommodation sector and earn some livelihood by sharing their homes.

HSSC and 3M collaborate to train and upgrade skills of healthcare...

The two organisations will train the staff working in the Central Sterile Services Department to ensure maximum hygiene and minimum post-operative infection.

Bihar Skill Development Mission launches ‘Recruit, Train, Deploy’ model

The RTD model will ensure flexible training programmes and on-the-job training to workers.

SAP India organises Code Week to upskill Indian youth

The objective is to empower students with digital literacy to bridge the digital divide, amongst rural youth in particular.

TSSC partners with Udacity India for skill development in the country

The MoU aims to provide better skilled professionals to meet India’s employment demands.

Singapore to set up skill development centre in Assam

The SDC will train the youth of the northeastern states of India in the areas of tourism and food processing.

New RBI policy to help skilling in financial sector

Fitch Learning will be providing financial education programmes to train professionals across the financial services sector.

India’s first Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra for Skilling in Smart Cities,...

This is part of the Government’s collaboration with government agencies to fulfill its skill development mission.

India and Japan sign MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP)

India will now be able to send technical interns to Japan for on-the-job training for three to five years.

Around 22000 skill development centre workers unemployed in Maharashtra

Of the 7500 skill-development centres in the state, only 2322 are functional.

IT Ministry to skill people in artificial intelligence and blockchain

NIELIT to rework on its structure to fulfill the growing challenges in the IT field.

Toyota’s skill development programme helps underprivileged youth

600 hours of classroom training is imparted by globally-certified trainers.

21% of India’s workforce to face job threat by 2022

Training and reskilling are immediately required to fulfill the demands of the changing work environment.

Assam to turn its employment exchange offices into skill centres

Almost 1.5 lakh youths will be provided skill-development training, to make them employment ready by March, 2018.

Maharashtra State Skill Development Society signs MOU with Times Centre for...

The training will reduce the gap between the available skill sets among youth and the requirements of the industry.

Delhi Police launches YUVA, a skill development programme for the youth

Selected youth will be given job-linked skill training by NSDC and CII.

India and Australia discuss strengthening skill development

Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy met Australian Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews, to discuss the way ahead to make this happen.

IIITB and UpGrad launch software engineering programme to reskill workforce

Reskilling to ensure relevance in a changing industry, is the answer to the layoffs in the IT sector.

Government to train youth for Goods and Services Tax

The new training course would cater to the need of GST-trained professionals to help businesses in areas, such as registration and calculation of tax liability under the new tax regime.

Paytm Mall’s ‘Campus Icon’ to offer industry-focussed learning

As part of this six-week programme, student participants will be assigned a range of skill-enhancing tasks.

Karnataka launches youth skilling programme ‘Yuva Yuga’

This financial year, more than one lakh youth will be trained under this programme.

World Bank gives $250 million for skill development in India

According to estimates, in six years, at least 8.8 million youth will be trained and have relevant skills for decent employment opportunities.

Industry-academia partnership can bridge India’s skill gaps: IBM study

More than half the surveyed professionals feel that a strong connect between industry and academia is still missing.

Schneider Electric signs MoU with engineering colleges to address skill gap

Schneider will provide lab equipment, and help build world class infrastructure in areas of electricity, automation, energy management and renewable energy and its associated areas.

Microsoft’s Project Sangam to aid skilling and hiring in India

The learning platform blends together Microsoft’s cloud technologies and LinkedIn’s job-search capabilities.

Australia all for skill engagement with India

Australia is eager to collaborate and work closely with industry, the training sector and government, to explore innovative and creative ways to realise the potential for increased skills partnership.

Central Government to spend Rs 32,000 crore on skill development

A total amount of Rs 12,000 cr. would be provided through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

‘Train to hire’ is Yes Bank’s strategy

Yes Force is a skill development and employment initiative and post certification, candidates will be placed as client relationship partner/ business relationship partner’ in Yes Bank with an average compensation of Rs 2.25 lakh per annum.



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