As always, I’m delighted to present this edition of our e-magazine “Skill Times from NSN – February 01-2021”. https://app.mailerlite.com/z2t2r2
Awareness creation, providing access to right information and an avenue to network with relevant people in the evolving skilling industry has always been our top priority. The enthusiasm of our partners and contributors in joining us to share this message can be felt through the conversations, articles and other stories. And I’m so glad to have them with us!
With the Union budget 2021 formally recognizing the Gig Economy by mandating social security measures, we revisit how skills and labour markets are linked with gig workers. In this edition we present conversations to highlight this aspect besides the emerging landscape of AI-enabled apps that are formalizing the unorganized sector. Industry-academia collaboration is another important aspect that we look into by talking to leaders who have made phenomenal progress in this area.
The role of facilitator has broadened the scope of skill-based training and we’re excited to share an inspirational story to convey the importance of facilitating – both in the classroom and in blended learning format. For the students and job aspirants, the need for upskilling and learning the latest technologies is another area of focus in this edition.
Other highlights of this edition of Skill Times from NSN
Our news roundup in Hindi along with information on government skill development projects, apprenticeship opportunities are regular featured intended to provide right information from authentic sources.
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The launch of Junior Skills Championship by NSDC in collaboration with CBSE is a major step to sensitize children about the importance of skills and contribute to making skills aspirational.
Union Budget 2021 allocates Rs. 3000 crores to boost apprenticeships. Considering human capital as the fourth pillar of the budget the government plans to undertake targeted strategies towards skill development. The National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) will be enhanced to provide apprenticeship opportunities for students.
The government also plans to re-align the existing scheme of National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) for training of graduates and Diploma holders in Engineering. Over Rs 3000 crores will be provided for this purpose.
An initiative is underway in partnership with United Arab Emirates (UAE) to benchmark skill qualifications, assessments and certification accompanied by deployment of certified workforce.
India also has a collaborative training, inter-training program with Japan to facilitate transfer to Japanese industrial and vocational skills, techniques and knowledge. India plans to take forward this initiative with many more countries.