Building Skills Awareness in Rural India

Over 66% of India’s population is rural and of...

Skilling Formal and Informal Economy Hand-in-Hand

NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India@75’ states...

The Driving Forces Behind Skills Development in India

To successfully leverage our demographic...

Honda Takes on Youth Up-skilling

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has...

Maruti Centre of Excellence at ITI-Becharaji

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has opened yet another...

Building Skills Awareness in Rural India

Over 66% of India’s population is rural and of the 11 million Indians who lost jobs in 2018, over 80 percent of those losses occurred in rural India. What has led to this alarming crisis? A severe lack of formal vocational skills training in India’s hinterlands is...

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Skilling Formal and Informal Economy Hand-in-Hand

NITI Aayog’s ‘Strategy for New India@75’ states India needs around 90 lakh new jobs annually to absorb the teeming mass of youth entering the workforce. A lot of focus is on creating jobs in the formal sector but a staggering 87% of Indian businesses firms,...

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The Driving Forces Behind Skills Development in India

To successfully leverage our demographic dividend represented by a population where over 50% is under the age of 25, urgent remedial measures need to support government action. Despite a boost in skills funding and a myriad centrally sponsored skilling schemes, what...

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Honda Takes on Youth Up-skilling

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has inaugurated a Skill Development Centre at Excelus Learning Solutions, a centre affiliated to the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), in two Maharashtra towns– Dhule & Palgadh. The new skills training centre is at a...

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Maruti Centre of Excellence at ITI-Becharaji

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has opened yet another Centre of Excellence (CoE), capable of training over 7,000 trainees annually, this time at at ITI-Becharaji, Gujarat, at an investment of 4 crores. Also Read NSQF Skill Development at Government Degree College, Sopore...

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E-Mobility to Create 10 Million Jobs

The electric mobility industry is expected to generate 10 million jobs requiring a specialised workforce in the future. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is getting a plan in place to skill individuals in e-mobility roles involving battery...

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Toyota-MAHE Centre of Excellence

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), to establish a new Centre of Excellence at Manipal Institute of Technology. The aim is to make MAHE students job-ready with the Centre of Excellence...

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South Focus for CII for Jobs

To bridge the skills-jobs mismatch the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has announced strategic measures focusing on job creation by mapping skill gaps in labor-intensive sectors which will drive market-friendly skills policymaking in the Southern states. The...

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CLUJ to Offer Skill Development Courses

Continuing with our coverage from Kashmir, the Cluster University of Jammu (CLUJ) is contemplating introducing short-term work-oriented skill-building courses for the new academic session 2019-20. The aim is to equip youth with the necessary skills and knowledge to...

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NSQF Skill Development at Government Degree College, Sopore

To tackle youth unemployment in Kashmir, which is over 50% in the age group of 15-17 years, and around 23% in the 18-30 age group, the UGC has taken steps to integrate skill building into higher education with NSQF-compliant courses under National Occupational...

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Pratt & Whitney Complete 5000 Training Day

A division of United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney which started its India operations in 2015, has over 5000 student days of training under its belt at its customer training centre in Hyderabad. The training centre is one of three centers of the company...

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ITI Revamp a Priority

Re-hauling of 2,500 ITIs will be on top of the agenda for the newly formed regulator, the National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), formed last year after the merger of two earlier skills regulators, the National Council for Vocational Training...

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HR Professionals Anticipate Future Skills Shortage

Close to half of senior HR leadership are bracing themselves for a skills shortage in the country, states a survey by jobs portal Shine.com, which took on a mapping exercise of key HR trends for 2019. In preparation to meet future demand, more than a third of HR...

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Team India Glory at Global Skills Challenge

Team India bagged two silver and two bronze medals at the 2019 Global Skills Challenge held recently in Melbourne. The winning categories were 3D Digital Game Art, Mechatronics, Jewelry Design, Patisserie and Confectionery. In all, 22 participants represented India...

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Make Skills Training GST Free

In 2015 Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to make India the ‘Skills Capital’ of the world. The budget for skill development was set at Rs.10,000 crores, more than the previous seven years. To skill 500 million individuals by 2022, albeit a moving target, an investment...

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