Skill Matters January 2022


New year greetings and best wishes for a wonderful 2022! I am delighted to share that National Skill Development Corporation is relaunching its monthly newsletter. As we evolve and adapt to newer ways of communicating and disseminating information, especially amid the Covid-19 pandemic, NSDC is resuming its newsletter in a virtual format.

The intent is to share spot stories, feature pieces and human-interest articles, highlighting NSDC and its training partners’ impact on people and communities, covering events and updates on the key programs and achievements. It will also focus on overarching trends and messages of our initiatives that we undertake and execute with strategy, dedication and pride...

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Skilling India’s youth for overseas workforce demand: Project TEJAS launched

NSDC International Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of NSDC, has launched project TEJAS (Training For Emirates Jobs and Skills) to provide necessary skills as per global standards, ensuring certified workers get an opportunity to work in United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

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IndiaSkills: India’s biggest skill competition and beyond

One may be privy to the definition of skill but may not understand the way a skill competition can change lives. IndiaSkills is a competition that not only enables discovery of skilled youth from the remotest pockets of the country...

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On a war footing with Covid-19 healthcare program

NSDC has undertaken the implementation of ‘Customized Crash Course Programme for Covid-19 Frontline Workers in Healthcare’ and has so far enrolled nearly 1.24 lakh candidates under it. Spread across 425 districts of 33 states/ union...

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eSkill India: Fostering a future-ready workforce, digitally

eSkill India, an eLearning initiative of NSDC, integrates digital learning resources through various Indian and global knowledge partnerships, enabling access to the best-in-class learning resources for the youth of the country...

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Trainers and assessors — the leaders of skilling ecosystem

NSDC, through its Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), facilitates the recognition of trainers and assessors on benchmark standards in line with the Guidelines for Training of Trainers & Assessors. So far, 60,000 trainers...

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Digitising attendance monitoring through facial recognition

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed all to adopt digital ways of living and working, and the functions at NSDC have been no exceptions. Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS)-based monitoring of candidate attendance...

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Glimpses of IndiaSkills 2021 National Competition

It is not just a competition but a journey of a lifetime, IndiaSkills is a hub for skill excellence, provides equal opportunities and prepares the youth of today for the jobs of the future.

NSDC successfully concluded the third edition of IndiaSkills National Championship on 10 January.

Here is a sneak peek into the hard work, passion and determination of the skilled contenders and the journey of the country’s biggest skill competition.

Empowering the local artisans of Kashmir

Not only is Kashmir one of the most scenic places of India but home to many handicrafts. To further empower the local artisans of Jammu & Kashmir, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched two projects—revival of Namda craft as a special pilot project under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0 and upskilling of local artisans and weavers of the valley under the Recognition of Prior Learning component of PMKVY.

Here’s a glimpse of how this project is enhancing the marketing skills and techniques to promote traditional and local crafts by Kashmiri artisans.

Strengthening skills of India’s street food vendors

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship along with East Delhi Municipal Corporation launched a project under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)—a component of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0—to upskill street food vendors of East Delhi, making them eligible for e-cart licenses.

Take a look at how this initiative is increasing the productivity of street food vendors and improving their livelihoods.

In the News

Project AMBER launched to empower youth

To bridge the gap between skilling and employment, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Generation India Foundation (GIF) today announced the launch of Project AMBER (Accelerated Mission for Better Employment and Retention) ...

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NSDC collaborates with Hero Vired to offer internships, industry projects, financial aid to youth

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has collaborated with Hero Vired, an edtech company to offer internships, industry projects, and financial support to professionals...

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124k people with varied backgrounds apply for ‘Covid Warrior’ courses

The programme, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 in June last year, envisages reducing the burden on health care and front-line professionals amid the pandemic...

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Apprenticeship revamp: On-the-job training for all sectors in the offing

The government could open up on-the-job training for all sectors, besides bringing apprenticeship under one ministry or an umbrella body, as part of its efforts to significantly improve apprenticeship in India...

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From the Ecosystem

Shriram Transport Finance partners Skill India to train drivers for transporting oxygen tankers

Commercial vehicle financier Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC) has partnered with Skill India to train 1,000 drivers to ensure seamless and accident-free transportation of oxygen tankers...

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Skill loan scheme set for overhaul

The government is proposing to revamp the Skill Loan Scheme, which has failed to take off as targeted, and offer some additional benefits such as lower interest rate and relaxation in the repayment...

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Truflo by Hindware partners Indian Plumbing Skills Council for IndiaSkills Competition 2021

Indian Plumbing Skills Council and Truflo partnered to support the skilling of #IndiaSkills2021 plumbing and heating national winners. This multi-level industry training will help in creating a future-ready workforce...

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