Skill India’s ‘National Apprenticeship Mela’ 2021: A Success
The National Apprenticeship Mela, organized by Skill India in collaboration with the Directorate General of Training or the DGT and the National Skill Development Corporation or the NSDC, was held in 660 locations across the country. The success of the even was measured by the 5,000 organisations that participated in the Mela from diverse sectors like Automotive, IT/ITes, retail, electronics, power, telecom, etc., as well as the 51,991 apprentices that were hired on-the-spot for over 500 trades like electrician, housekeeping, beautician, welder, mechanic, etc., with a monthly stipend of Rs 5,000 to Rs 9,000. This recruitment drive saw participation from big players such as Tata, ONCG, Maruti Udyog, among others. Read more.
Indian graduates lack employability due to lack of skills
HR Professionals and business leaders constantly face the challenge of upskilling existing employees in order to keep up with the rising demand for digitality in any industry or field of work. There is a growing need of skilled workers, especially for Indians, for project deployments. A recent report stated Indian workers need to develop seven new digital skills by the year 2025 so that they may be at par with the technological advancements as well as the industry demands. Young professionals are finding it hard to find employment despite there being a shortage in talent in most sectors. The latest India Skills Report or the ISR, less than 50% of Indian graduates are considered employable because of their lack of skills, the reason being the existing disconnect between classroom learning and real-world requirements. Read more.
Amazon Web Services launches AWS re/Start in India to skill people in cloud computing
Amazon Web Services launched a free 12-week skills-development and job training programme, AWS re/Start, in order to skill people in cloud computing. The programme has already been delivered in 25 countries like Australia, Canada, Egypt, US, UK, among others. In India, the programme will start hosting in Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram. The AWS re/Start is in collaboration with local education organisations to deliver virtual training by expert instructors. Read more.