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Employability skills programme launched for aspiring students

On September 6, 2022, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), in partnership with Quest Alliance, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and other educational institutions within the MSDE ecosystem, announced the launch of a new employability skills programme. This effort is being supported by the Future Right Skills Network, a project of the Quality Education and Skills Training (QUEST) Alliance, Accenture, Cisco, and J.P. Morgan. The three Ministers of State for Education, Annpurna Devi, Dr. Subhas Sarkar, and Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, were present when the curriculum was introduced at the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre as part of the “Shikshak Parv” celebrations. The program’s key benefits for the students are that it will aid in developing a self-learning attitude, equipping them for careers in a post-pandemic society, raising their knowledge of new careers, and providing them with the skill set needed for the twenty-first century. 

NIESBUD And IIE signs MoU With ISB to support skill development

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) and the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian School of Business (ISB) to provide top-notch management education through entrepreneurial programmes geared toward young people, job seekers, and aspiring entrepreneurs. NIESBUD and IIE will also promote youngsters’, job seekers’, and entrepreneurs’ enrollment in the ISB LMS. The relationship is in line with the overarching aim of building a holistic environment to foster entrepreneurship and skill development, making India the Skill Capital of the World, said Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, MSDE.

TCA expresses concern about severe skill shortages

The Telangana Chef Association (TCA) and the Hotel Management Institutes have voiced concerns about the lack of trained labour in the growing hospitality sector as a result of COVID. On Teachers’ Day, the TCA and college administrations met to address the issues facing the hospitality sector and educators today and potential solutions. They urged the government to raise public awareness of the opportunities in the sector and support hotel management schools. The number of hotels and restaurants opened nationwide was encouraging, but experts claimed there was a tendency toward a decline in admissions at hotel management colleges and universities in the nation by up to 60% until 2022. Only 30% of the seats in Telangana’s hospitality education institutions were filled, while star hotels and restaurants were in severe need of competent labour. 

ITI to be supreme skill hub, says MP Vikramjit Singh

During his first visit to the government industrial training institute (ITI) in Ludhiana today, Rajya Sabha MP Vikramjit Singh announced that the ITI will be upgraded to a top-notch talent development facility. He declared that brand-new training programmes and modules would be introduced in accordance with industry demands and using the most up-to-date equipment. “We’ll be putting in the newest CNC machines, CMM machines, 3D scanning equipment, and electronic motor repair equipment. Because there aren’t enough employment in Punjab, young people don’t want to stay there, which is an issue. The industry should reassure me that the number of workers needed for various courses will be met by teaching our own young at the ITI in Ludhiana, he added.The MP declared that while modernising the machines used for student instruction would take precedence, the structure itself and its environs would also be made more vibrant. 

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