A joint valedictory of all the STRY programmes was held in August 2022 at NundReshiAuditorium, SKUAST-K, following the conclusion of ten separate training programmes on skill development for rural youth (STRY). KVK Kulgam, Ganderbal, Gurez, Budgam, Srinagar, Shopian, and Dryland Agriculture Research Station (DARS), Rangreth organised the training under the sponsorship of MANAGE, Hyderabad, where certificates were also distributed. They also worked with the Directorate of Extension to coordinate the training. The valedictory event’s Chief Guest was Vice Chancellor Prof. Nazir A. Ganie, and the Guest of Honor was Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director of Extension. Ganie emphasised the value of training initiatives and how they will support rural youth employment. Additionally, he highlighted various policies and programmes that provide subsidies to farmers and encouraged trainees to take advantage of the programmes.
APSSDC joins Hands with ISB to hike students’ employability
An initiative to increase students’ employability skills is being launched by the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) in collaboration with the Indian School of Business (ISB). According to a statement released by the skill organisation on Tuesday, each course in business literacy skills, behavioural skills, digital literacy skills, and entrepreneurial literacy skills would require 40 hours of instruction. This partnership’s main objective is to offer students affordable, high-quality instruction. Speaking about this programme, Skill Organization MD Satyanarayana advised the young to utilise the skill training platform that the corporation had developed with the assistance of professionals.
Skill gaming with proper regulations to boost the Indian economy
Over 420 million individuals play online games in India, according to a KPMG report. The esports market is expected to grow up to 5 times shortly, according to the analysis. The market for online skill games is currently valued at INR 150,000 crore, according to industry studies. By 2025, this amount, according to Ernst & Young, will increase to INR 11 billion. The absence of adequate regulation is still a significant barrier to the sector’s expansion, nevertheless. The sector has been rather unsteady in terms of generating money in India because there aren’t any laws to steer it. In some places, skill gaming is still occasionally mistaken for online gambling. High courts all around the country have started to criticise the laws’ deficiencies and demand that the government create regulatory norms. The only way to advance this sector is through enacting proper regulations.