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What employers should know about apprenticeships

300 newly certified skilled individuals from Chandel

A skills training initiative involving training in Computer Hardware, Tailoring, and Make-up was rolled out for 300 participants in Chandel, as part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Scheme Phase II. The main organizers for the training were Namastasye Special Project Training Centre (NSPTC), Chandel, and 18 Assam Rifles Chandel. The certification distribution function was conducted by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Ministry of Skill Development Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India. Read more.

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The MSMEs’ road to fame through the internet

MSMEs are a major contributing factor no matter what the sector is. There was a point in time when the fast-paced growth of the Internet had become one of the major downfalls of MSMEs, but it is now the platform where all MSMEs flourish. The market reach and connections have been growing exponentially as a result of e-commerce. The US currently hosts second place as the largest e-commerce market in the world, which is hoping to be taken over by India in the upcoming years. This proves that the Indian e-commerce market will not be slowing down anytime soon. The globalization of MSMEs despite their level of popularity or size is one of the major advantages of the internet. Read more.

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Bringing skilling awareness during the pilgrimage

‘Skill India Kaushal Mela’ was inaugurated today by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship at Haridwar on the sidelines of Kumbh 2021. This is an effort at increasing awareness regarding various initiatives under Skill India in Uttarakhand. This specific location and timing will help boost the reach since Kumbh Mela attracts pilgrims and followers from every corner of India. By the conclusion of the event, we might be able to educate a large number of people under the flagship programs/initiatives including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS), and Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). Read more.

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Another addition of a skill institute for Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s vision of opening of a skilling institute in Punjab will soon become a reality as the construction of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Skill Institute has commenced at Sri Chamkaur Sahib as of yesterday through religious prayers. This news was delivered by Punjab Technical Education and Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi at a communique. Read more.

Students need to contribute more towards nation-building

During the convocation of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha stated the importance and requirement of up-scaling emerging skill sets in order to meet the skill requirement that the market demands. He has also previously stressed the idea that the youth of the nation should put in more effort in order to make a nation-building move. The other notable attendees were, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister Jitendra Singh. The announcement of the annual “LG Scholarship” for 10 students each from IIM-Jammu, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu, and the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar was also made on this occasion by Sinha. Read more.

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The employers’ guide to apprenticeships

The new era has seen quite a shift in how employers have been playing with the concept of apprenticeships. A lot more acceptance is seen from organizations due to a variety of reasons. In short, apprenticeship is known to have a positive effect on the organization within a short time. The lack of awareness within employers in regards to this is one of the major factors that holds back apprenticeship in India. So take a look at these 7 points that everyone should be aware of about apprenticeship in India so you can too reap the benefits. Read more.

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