PM Modi to review govt's skill development initiatives today

Keen to empower the country's youth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday review the skill development initiatives of the government at a high-level meeting at his residence. 

National policy on skill development in three months: Rudy

 Expressing concern over the "low number" of skilled workforce in the country, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday said the Centre would announce a national policy on skill development in three months.

CII Summit explores potential India-Israel partnerships

At a recent CII summit, academia, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs discussed the need for synergy to explore potential India-Israel partnerships.

Haryana to launch rural scheme on Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary

With a view to ensure direct participation of youth in rural development, a scheme will be launched in Haryana on January 12 to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Two skill development programmes for assured placements: Govt

New Delhi Government is running two skill development programmes for rural unemployed youth under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) with assured jobs, including placements abroad, Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Skill development scheme for 100% jobs for minorities: Govt

A special skill development programme for minorities has been launched by the government with an aim to provide jobs to all of them who undergo it, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Govt to set up advanced training institutes

The Government plans to set up advanced training institutes under the Craft Instructor Training Scheme on pilot basis through PPP mode, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Punjab govt to give skill development training to 1 lakh youths every year

 The Punjab government has planned to provide skill development training to one lakh youths every year to meet demand for skilled manpower from the industrial sector, state Technical Education Minister Madan Mohan Mittal said today.

NSDC to support Andhra in skill development

 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said he wanted the state to set an example as a skill and knowledge hub in the country.

India, Iran partners for skill development

India`s state-run National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Sunday signed an agreement with Iran`s Technical and Vocational Training Organisation (TVTO) to jointly collaborate in skill development.

Skill development to be given priority, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will stress on skill development so that a trained workforce can galvanise the economy, even as trade unions urged him not allow FDI in defence, railways and retail.

Youth should be empowered by skill development: Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has directed officials to provide skill training to youths in a more effective manner.

Blue Collar, Silver Mark

National Skill Development Corporation CEO and MD Dilip Chenoy faces the daunting task of training 150 million by 2022. In a chat with Uma Keni Prabhu, he decodes his blueprint of creating a sustainable skills development ecosystem.

1,000 cr in Budget for skill development of 10 lakh youth

The Union Budget for 2013-14 has earmarked Rs 1,000 crore for the skill development of 10 lakh youth through the National skills Development Corporation.

President stresses on large scale skill development of youth

Observing that access to elementary education would be a focus area in the 12th Plan, President Pranab Mukherjee said equal attention should be also provided to skill development of youth in large scale.

Prez wants varsities to promote skill development

President Pratibha Patil asked universities to promote skill development apart from providing education.

Sibal moots skill development course in agriculture in high schools

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday
mooted introducing a skill development course in agriculture
at higher secondary level to equip the youth for employment.

India to help in skill development of Afghanistan

Recognising capacity building
as a key element in rebuilding of Afghanistan, India will help
the war-torn country in skill development programme and
employment generation initiatives under a pact signed today.

More than 2.4 lakh imparted skill development training: Govt

The government`s Skill
Development Initiative to give vocational training to 10 lakh
people in the next five years has taken off well and close to
two and a half lakh people have been trained so far under the
scheme.