The Assam Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department has selected 50 youths to undergo a high-end skill development training in the automotive sector. The selected candidates will receive training from the Assam Professional Academy or the APA, an empanelled training provider under CMYKY and an NSDC training partner. The candidates were selected through skill development sensitization, rallies for trainees selection, and motivations. The ultimate objective of the program is for the trainees to get wage placement after the completion of their training. This fully sponsored programme will include the training fees, travelling expenses, and accommodation. The APA will train students on specific domains which include soft skills as well such as communication skills, digital literacy, and spoken English. Read more.
Minister asks colleges to focus on skill training
In order to improve the employment opportunities of graduates from the arts and sciences stream, K Ponmudy, the Higher Education Minister, has requested these colleges to shift focus on campus placements and imparting skills training. The principals of all the affiliated arts and science colleges attended a meeting held by the higher education department to deliberate and discuss on how to improve the quality in research work, NIRF rankings, and academics. The suggestions that came up were to introduce skill training as well as value-added courses into the arts and science syllabus. During this event, K Ponmudy also honoured the colleges that secured the top 100 ranks in the NIRF 2021. Read more.
RSS to motivate youths for skill development
In a move to encourage the youth of the Kashi region to learn skills that could tap into employment opportunities, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh or the RSS volunteers are carrying out a drive to enlighten the youth of the same. According to an official statement by Kashi Prant Karvayah Murali Pal, the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha or the ABPS has called upon industrialists and entrepreneurs of the country to come together and work on an employment-generation model that is India-centric in a way that it would be sustainable and inclusive in its development, while also strengthening the economy of the country. Generating work in the fields of service, manufacturing, and agriculture sectors for the youth could also lead in the way of making India self-reliant. Read more.
All India Institute of Ayurveda launches two new courses for 2022-23 academic session
The All India Institute of Ayurveda or the AIIA, autonomous under the Ministry of AYUSH, has announced the introduction of two new courses for the upcoming academic year – the Ayurveda Dietician Course and the Ayurveda Ahara and Poshana Sahayak Course. These courses, affiliated with the NSDC and the Health Sector Skill Council or the HSSC, are open for high-school graduates who aspire to have a career in Ayurvedic diet. The duration of both these courses are six months long and interested applicants will have to clear an entrance test, the last date of applying for which is March 31. An official statement said that these courses can prove to be useful for professionals at health resorts, hospitals, and wellness centres. Read more.
National Skill Development Corporation launches Skill India Impact Bond to support 50,000 youth
The NSDC has launched Skill India Impact Bond or the SIIB. Over the coming four years, this bond will help and support 50,000 youth in skills, training, and wage-employment access to Covid-19 recovery sectors that include apparel, retail, logistics, and healthcare. About 60% of these youths will be women and girls. With the British Asian Trust, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, Dubai Cares, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and HSBC India as funding partners, the SIIB has gathered investments of USD14.4 million. Read more.