Free skill training to facilitate employment
A free-of-cost skill training programme for people between the age group of 18 to 45 years and those residing in the rural areas of Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, and Mandya districts having BPL cards will take place. Additionally, a compulsorily residential basis, free boarding, and lodging facility will also be provided for the participants. There are 5 options for the participants to choose from with varying lengths. It will take place at RUDSET Institute, Mysuru and the whole programme has been sponsored by Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust and Canara Bank. Read more.
Art from e-waste to promote sustainability and skill development
The Skilled in Odisha professionals at ITI Berhampur have taken it upon themselves to bring awareness to the effects of e-waste in the environment. They started e-waste creativity by creating art by upcycling the wasted electronic components. The individuals had turned motherboard, CPU, EPROM, SDM radial capacitor, LED display, mouse, PCB boards etc. into clock, flower pot, wall hanging dummy robots and so on. This will go hand in hand with the skill development of the trainees. In order to pursue sustainability, the people brought all the e-waste which were dumped in their home for a long time, to the teachers and students for them to turn it into beautiful pieces that can be used by interior decorator professionals. Read more.
Army’s skill training in Manipur
Indian Army’s Red Shield Division of Spear Corps organizes skill development seminars in Manipur. It was a one-day skill development seminar that took place on April 16 at Leimakhong, Manipur, in collaboration with Pragati Edutech Pvt. Ltd. The students will be trained for 3 months after which they will be able to find employment in any of the hospitality sectors according to Major General V.T Mathew. The employment opportunities will be available abroad and pan India. The programme has been in the running for the last 3-4 years and is now being extended for the youth of Manipur. Apart from skill development in the hospitality sector, topics of soft skills, critical life competencies, and personality grooming were also shown importance. Read more.
First-ever professional networking platform for blue and grey collared workers
The Apna app, one of India’s largest professional networking platform, collaborates with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), to launch the first-ever professional networking platform dedicated to the blue and grey collared workers. Development, training, and collaboration will be offered for frontline workers through this partnership. Those individuals that have been certified through NSDC will have the opportunity to create a digital professional identity thus preparing them to be employed or get more opportunities according to their skill sets. Additionally, free online sessions on ‘professional networking’ and targeted interest-based courses will be made available for the users. Read more.