In this week’s Newsbytes from NSN, we bring you the latest highlights from the world of skill development. In this edition, we are focusing on the third NEP 2020 orientation workshop for colleges, universities, and training organizations, along with UGC-approved guidelines for short-term skill development courses in higher educational institutes. Beyond these key highlights, the edition also has other important updates from government, industry, academia, and other stakeholders in the skilling ecosystem.
Stay tuned for a comprehensive overview that not only keeps you informed about industry trends but also opens doors to potential lead generation and business opportunities.
Here we go with the highlights of this week,
Skill development news from the government
- Shri Dharmendra Pradhan awards 65 district and block education officers the National Award for Innovations and Good Practices in Educational Administration (2020-21 & 2021-22).
- AICTE has released the Approval Process Handbook 2024-2027, emphasizing quality education, streamlined procedures, and transparency for institutions seeking approval for technical and management programs.
Skill development news from the industry
- TeamLease’s 2023 Apprenticeship Outlook report reveals 75% surge in opportunities, 9% growth Jan-Mar 2023, and a record-high Net Apprenticeship Outlook with a 75% increase in employer intent for Oct-Mar 2023-24.
- IT/ITES companies witness a 250% annual surge in apprentice headcount, strategically utilizing apprenticeships to reduce workforce costs while fostering talent and retention.
- The IT and BFSI sectors are anticipated to generate around 5 million jobs through apprentice skilling by 2025, as per the ‘Apprentice Skill Trends’ report by Quess Corp.
- NSDC International (NSDCI), Baton Transport, and Anywhere Jobs have partnered to address the shortage of skilled trailer drivers in Europe, mobilizing Indian drivers and empowering women in the trucking industry.
- IREL (India) Limited, a Department of Atomic Energy initiative, has completed a skill development course for plastic technology in the petrochemical and polymer industry for 20 youths from nearby villages at CIPET, Jaipur.
- NSDC has partnered with Blinkit, Apna, and Quess Corp to provide skilled workers. Apna and Quess Corp integrate their platforms with Skill India Digital, while Blinkit focuses on quick-commerce industry skills.
- Max Healthcare has launched skill training with Tihar Jail benefiting 1200 inmates. The program supports rehabilitation through education and vocational training, reducing recidivism and promoting societal re-entry.
NEP 2020 Orientation Workshop
Team NSN is organizing the third batch of our online interactive workshop “NEP 2020 Orientation for Colleges, Universities, and Training Organizations” on December 16th, 2023.
- Date: December 16th, 2023
- Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
- Participant fee: Rs. 750/-
Click on the link to register: https://nationalskillsnetwork.in/nep-2020-orientation-workshop/
To know more about the workshop, click on the link – https://nationalskillsnetwork.in/nep-2020-orientation-for-colleges-universities-and-training-organizations-an-online-interactive-workshop/
Skill development news from the academia
- The UGC has approved draft guidelines for “Introduction of Short-Term Skill Development Courses in Higher Educational Institutes,” allowing credit-based courses lasting three to six months.
- The government of Odisha has approved to establish an ITI at Lakhanpur in Jharsuguda district and sanctioned Rs. 24 crores for the institution.
Skill development news from the States/UTs
- Andhra Pradesh: Under the Andhra Pradesh Government, APSSDC is set to revamp and enhance skill development and training institutions, playing a crucial role in creating a high-quality skilled workforce as part of the state’s comprehensive plan.
- Odisha: ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India has launched a Digital Skilling Center in Ramanagar and also laid the foundation for an ITI in Bijaynagar, aiming to boost youth employment in line with Atmanirbhar Bharat.
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