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    • December

      Prime Minister unveiled Skill India exhibition and launched other major initiatives in the skill space – 19th December 2016

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    • September

      NSDC signs an Agreement with UrbanClap

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    • August

      Addendum to RFP for seletion of technical and financial due diligence partners

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    • June

      Dalmia Bharat Foundation and NSDC join hands for Skill India

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      NSDC conducts Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for CRPF families

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    • March

      Dr. Satendra Arya, CEO – Agriculture Skill Council of India, receiving the best Sector Skill Council award from Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (I/C) and Parliamentary Affairs, at the 2nd ASSOCHAM Skills

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    • November

      Six girls to represent India at the UK Skills Show

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      Proposals received from MPs/MLAs along with proposed site in their respective constituencies for setting of a Skill Development Centre

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    • October

      NSDC corporate statement

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      German Agribusiness Alliance and Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) to set up Indo-German Centers of Excellence in Agriculture

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      NSDC joins hands with Infineon Technologies for skill development in Semiconductor Manufacturing

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      MECL Commits CSR Funds to Skill India

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      India’s Private Security Services sector will require more than 11.8 million skilled employees by 2022: NSDC Report

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      GJSCI launches new age Digital Learning Platform to skill 10 lakh Jewellery Retail Sales Associates by 2016

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      Banking and Financial Services Sector will require 1.6 million skilled workforce by 2022: NSDC Report

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    • August

      Team from India wins 8 Medallion for Excellence at WorldSkills Sao Paulo 2015

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      Launch of Power to Empower 3rd August 2015

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    • July

      CFBI NSDC celebrating World Youth Skill Day 15th July 2015

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      Story behind Skill India Logo

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      Business Opportunity for Skill Training Providers Under ADB Funded Project - Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya

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    • June

      Press Release Himachal Pradesh

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      Press Release- MoU between NSDC and Coca Cola 4th June 2015

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      NSDC Press Release_Logistics, Transportation & Warehousing_May 27, 2015

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    • May

      Press Release Skill Gap in Building, Construction and Real Estate 5 May 2015

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      Petro Press Release English Final

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      Press Release MoU between NSDC and Ambuja Cement 8th May 2015 NSDC

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      Press Release NSDC NTPC NSDF_Final 8th May 2015

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      Press Release National Workshop of State Ministers May 9, 2015 (FINAL)

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      Press Release NSDC SICB MoU 13th May 2015 FINAL

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      NSDC Press Release Retail May 14, 2015

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      Media Release NSDC Essar Fn MoU

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    • April

      Team India wins 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals at the recently conducted WorldSkills Oceanic Competition in New Zealand, between 12th – 17th April, 2015

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      NSDC signs MoU with 12 Canadian Universities

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      MSDE and NSDE announces the launch of Incremental Human Resource Reuirement reports

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    • March

      MoM for Ministers mtg with top 15 NSDC partners in Delhi on 21st January, 2015

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      Note_NSDC Workshop - Skill, Scale and Standards - January 27, 2015

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      Note from Skill Summit organized by NSDC on 27th February, 2015

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      Proceeding summary of MoU singing between National Skill Development Corporation and Jharkhand Skill Development Mission

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      Gazette notification regarding the addition of Sector Skill Councils to the list of certification bodies in India

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      NSDC announces an eight fold jump in number of women skilled over four years

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    • February

      WorldSkills India Finals Commence at Pragati Maidan on February 26th , 2015

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      India and Australia come together to build a center of excellence for vocational education and training in Delhi NCR; will aim to train 80,000 students a year across wide variety of courses

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    • January

      NSDC and Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) collaborate to train 1.37 lakh women workers in Gujarat

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      Highlights of PM’s inaugural address at Economic Times Global Business Summit

      I am happy to be here today, to address the Global Business Summit. This is a good platform, for bringing together economists and industry leaders. I compliment The Economic Times for organising this event.

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      NSDC joins hands with Safexpress to train 1500 people under Project Udaan_6th January 2015

      Initiative to bring employment opportunities to youth of J&K in Logistics and Supply Chain sector

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      Prime Minister calls on the nation to make India the Skill Capital of the World_08 Jan, 2015

      Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, today called on the nation to join hands with him in taking a pledge to make India the Skill Capital of the world.

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    • December

      NSDC Udaan announces yet another mega recruitment drive in Jammu

      Udaan, a special initiative for Jammu & Kashmir, today announced its largest recruitment drive under the scheme that will take place in Jammu from 15th – 16th December, 2014.

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    • November

      India and United States join hands on technical vocational education and skill training

      New Delhi, November 21, 2014: In another major step to strengthen the US - India bilateral relationship in the area of technical vocational education and skill training, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US India Business Council (USIBC), the premier U.S. business advocacy organization representing America’s top companies investing in India.

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      Punjab Government – HSSC MoU_23rd November, 2014

      New Delhi, November 23: MoU signed between Government of Punjab, Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), in the presence of Shri Prakash Singh Badal, Honourable Chief Minister of Punjab

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      NSDC joins hands with DU for skilling Undergraduate students

      New Delhi, November 24, 2014: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and University of Delhi (DU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce Skill based Training Programmes as a part of the Undergraduate (UG) Programmes conducted in colleges and institutions at the University of Delhi, including the School of Open Learning (SOL) and Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB).

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      Udaan Recruitment Drive – Takes wings in Valley

      The two day recruitment drive under Udaan turned out to be a massive success with over 5000 youth from the valley appearing for selection. 18 corporates representing a wide range of sectors like IT, ITES, Consulting, Banking and Security Services conducted nearly 5,500 interviews over two days in Srinagar, selecting around 2,000 candidates.

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      NSDC & IL&FS Skill Development Corporation train IES Cadre on Skill Development

      NSDC in partnership with the Department of Economic Affairs and ISDC, organized a five day long residential programme for training of senior officers from the Indian Economic Services cadre on Skill Development initiatives across the country.

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      NSDC Udaan announces its largest recruitment drive in Srinagar; looking at recruiting over 2000 candidates from the valley

      Udaan, a special initiative for Jammu & Kashmir, announced its largest recruitment drive under the scheme that will take place in Srinagar on 18th – 19th November, 2014. The drive will see over 15 large corporates heading for the Valley to recruit over 2000 graduates and post-graduates in a wide range of sectors, including banking, finance, hospitality, education, IT/ITES and security.

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      Shri Rajeev Pratap Rudy today assumed charge as the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge)

      Shri Rajeev Pratap Rudy today assumed charge as the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge).   He was welcomed by Mr Sunil Arora, Secretary, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr. J. P. Rai, Director General, National Skill Development Agency and Mr. Atul Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, National Skill Development Corporation. 

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      NSDC signed an MoU with TAFE Tasmania

      National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) today successfully conducted the “3rd India Australia Skills Conference: Skills for Better Business” today at Taj Lands End in Mumbai. This conference is an initiative of the Australia India Education Council. The sessions during the day witnessed an update on cooperation between the respective Australian and Indian Industry skill councils.

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      NSDC signed an MoU with Tata Motors Learning for skill development programs.

      The objective of the tie-up is to introduce Automobile skill as one of the vocational training subjects for 11th and 12th students at some of the Government Schools identified by TML.

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    • October

      Affiliation Protocol for Training Partners – Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council

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      National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Ogilvy Delhi come together to give a major push to Skilling Landscape in India

      When NSDC and Ogilvy joined hands in August 2013, the unique approach that they adopted together to give skill development a major push was to make “Skills” more “glamorous & aspirational” so that more and more people understand the value of a certified skill and enrol for the same. It was imperative to communicate that the job probabilities are higher when you are trained for a certain skill set which are according to the standards developed by and for the industry.

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      Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) join hands to enhance Employability of Youth

      Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation (RSLDC) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) have joined hands to enhance the employability of the youth in Rajasthan by moving the skilling activities to industry driven and outcome based trainings, assessments and certification aligned to National Occupational Standards (NOS), set by NSDC approved Sector Skill Councils (SSCs).

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      Expression of Interest for Project Management

      National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) invites Expression of Interest (EOI) for selection of  an organization to provide Project Management support for a large academic partnership project of 
      NSDC. The objective of this partnership is to provide skill based training to the students of 667  colleges of Savitri Bhai Phule University of Pune.  

      The details of project is mentioned below and the last date to submit the proposal is 15th October,  2014.

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      “Strategize on spending on skill development for the community” says S. Ramadorai, Chairman, NSDC

      In line with the Government’s Skill India Mission, S. Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) sent out a strong message to the industry and various stakeholders in the skilling ecosystem. 

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    • September

      GOLS wins yet another award

      National Education Award for Innovation – With potential to bring change.

      CONCERN Indian Education Innovation Awards 2014 is a mark of respect to innovators who dream to create new bench-marks and at the same time innovates a new educational methodology that substancially improves the quality of education, thus generating employable work force. 

       

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      1 lakh urban poor to be jointly trained by NSDC and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation under NULM

      National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) for providing quality skill training, certification and placement to the urban poor for a sustainable livelihood.

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      WorldSkills India Finalists in the Beauty Therapy skill announced

      The National Selection of the WorldSkills India in the ‘beauty therapy’ category today ended in great opportunities and hope, for all the 21 semi-finalists.

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      India’s first challenge focused on innovations in skill development launched

      National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) announced the launch of the NSDC Innovations for Skills Challenge 2014 (NISC).  Organised at the national level, the competition provides innovative skilling enterprises across the country an opportunity to receive funding up to, but not limited to INR 3 crore.

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    • August

      Tata Consultancy Services to conduct Recruitment Drives for youth of J&K, under Project Udaan

      August 23, 2014; Jammu & Kashmir:  Tata Consultancy Services  (TCS), one of the  India’s leading information technology (IT) companies, is organising training and recruitment drives for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar, under ‘Project Udaan’. Udaan is a special industry that is funded by Ministry of Home Affairs and run by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). 

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      Milaap to raise 33.4 lakhs for Skill Development

      New Delhi, Aug 19, 2014: In line with the celebrations of the 68th Independence Day of our country and commitments for a new India, Milaap, an innovation partner of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is rallying individuals across the world to raise INR 33.4 Lakhs, a rupee for each person that NSDC will skill this year. People can contribute amounts as low as Rs. 1000 through Milaap’s website. These contributions will then be disbursed to deserving students as study loans to attend quality training courses. The trainees will repay the study loan to Milaap over a period of time, and subsequently, the people who have supported this cause will be repaid the entire amount they contributed. So, even that little Rs. 1000 will be repaid after it has changed the life of a youth.

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      Abridged Financial Statement of NSDC for FY 13-14

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      NSDC targets to skill 3.3 million youth in 2014-15

      August 7, 2014; New Delhi: The second and final day of the 7th Edition of National Skill Development Corporation’s (NSDC) bi-annual Partners’ Meet came to a grand close with a pledge to skill 3.3 million youth in 2014-15.  The target committed for the current fiscal is nearly three and half times of what was set and achieved for 2013-14.

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      “Sustainable Private and Public partnership crucial for achieving the ambitious skills target,” says Skills Minister

      August 4, 2014; New Delhi: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) kicked off the 7th edition of its Partners Meet today in New Delhi which saw more than 650 stakeholders from the skills ecosystem across the country, participate in the event.  The event had participants across 31 Sector Skill Councils, 136 training partners, representation from employers and key ministries from Government of India. 

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    • July

      NSDC’s ‘Udaan’ candidates trained by TATA Motors get 100 per cent placement

      July 17, 2014; Jammu & Kashmir: Tata Motors, India’s first automobile company to join hands with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) under the Udaan Scheme, has trained a total of 118 candidates (in two batches), through its ‘Tata Motors Certified Works Manager’ programme. The second batch of 62 candidates, who graduated the programme, was recently facilitated at convocation ceremonies held at TATA Motors Service Training Centres (STCs) in Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) and Pune (Maharashtra). These candidates underwent training from 6th January to 5th July, 2014. All the candidates have been offered placement after completion of training and their joining is in progress.

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      Automation Industry Association (AIA) launches a national educational initiative with engineering colleges, to nurture competency building for manufacturing competitiveness

      July, 2014; Ghaziabad: The Automation Industry Association (AIA) recently launched a national initiative for the education in industrial automation. This will be an industry guided program for the students of science and engineering and will help academia to better educate, properly train and enrich the human capital of our country that would be deployed by factories of the future. The launch ceremony was held at AKG Engineering College, Ghaziabad. The Competency Development Centre at the AKG Engineering college was inaugurated by chief guests Mr. Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, NSDC & Mr. Surendra Prasad, Chairman NBA & Ex Director-IITD.

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      Globsyn holds Eastern India’s first National Skills Convocation

      To build and connect an ecosystem of skill development ‘Globsyn Skills’ has taken up the initiative of hosting for the first time in Kolkata a ‘National Skills Convocation’ at Science City Auditorium on Saturday, 12th of July, 2014 where 3000+ students from 151 colleges and 20 states graduated from vocational courses. During this event certificates were awarded to students from security, banking, welding, IT and mobile repairing sectors. It was attended by the city's top corporate honchos like Ms. Bhavna Chopra – Head, Strategic Projects, NSDC; Mr. Ambarish Dutta – Director, BFSI Sector Skill Council, Mr. Arunanshu Mandal - Head HR, Standard Chartered Bank and Mr. Gourab Barik - Senior GM, Greenply Industries. 

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      India and Iran come together to further collaboration opportunities in skill development; NSDC signs an MoU with partners in Iran

      New Delhi, July 6, 2014: the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Technical and Vocational Training Organization (TVTO), Ministry Of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This is an exclusive initiative undertaken to further the collaborations in skill development between India and Iran.

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    • June

      UP Skill Development Mission (UPSDM) signs MoU with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill 6.72 lakh people by 2014-15 based on industry recognized standards

      New Delhi; 6 June, 2014: The UP Skill Development Mission (UPSDM) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which will for the first time align skills based training imparted by a state government with industry recognized standards.

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    • April

      ‘WorldSkills India’ under the aegis of NSDC holds regional competition in Mobile Robotics for WorldSkills Competition 2015 in Brazil

      4th April, 2014; New Delhi: WorldSkills India under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), today held the regional (North India) level competition in the ‘Mobile Robotics’ category at Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi. NSDC in partnership with MIT Academy of Engineering, Festo and Nex-robotics is spearheading the selection of candidates in this category, who will represent India at the next WorldSkills International Competition, in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 11th – 16th August, 2015.

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      NSDC and its partners come together to certify 500 candidates under the STAR Scheme in Guwahati

      Guwahati; 1st April, 2014: The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), along with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) felicitated the first batch of 500 successful candidates from the north-eastern region of India, who have completed their industry oriented training course under the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme (branded as STAR). The scheme was launched by the Finance Minister on August 16, 2013 and is being implemented on a pan-India basis by NSDC. All the successful candidates are skilled in the BPO trade and are now STAR scheme certified. 

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    • March

      India’s 1st Skills Enterprise Challenge, ‘Power to Empower’ announces the winners for its third edition

      March 19, 2014 | Delhi, India: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and India@75 have announced Ramesh Swamy of UNNATI and Arindam Dasgupta of Tamul Plates Marketing Pvt. Ltd. as the winners of the Power to Empower 2013 Challenge (P2E 2013). 

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    • February

      COLLABORATION WITH CANADA IN SKILL DEVELOPMENT

      February 27, 2014 – During the State Visit to India by the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing projects and programs to promote skills development. This MOU was signed in New Delhi on 24th February 2014 in the presence of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Governor General David Johnston.

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      National Skill Development Corporation skills 13.5 lakh people across the country and creates capacity to skill 7.5 crores in the next decade

      February 27, 2014, New Delhi: In line with the objective of making India the ‘skills capital of the world’, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in its first three years of operations has skilled 13,49,742 people and created a capacity to skill 7.5 crores people in the next 10 years. The 122 skilling ventures that NSDC has approved till date are operating in 358 districts through 1481 fixed and 1101 mobile centres across the country. To ensure that all the candidates are trained on industry defined standards, NSDC has approved 29 Sector Skill Councils, which have standardized 501 job roles in different sectors till date. 

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      National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Ogilvy Delhi get together to launch ‘Hunar hai toh Kadar Hai’

      For the first time in India, a disruptive thinking, a social behavioural change was being induced in the society to help harness the demographic dividend of the country. If there was ever a time for the demographic dividend that India is banking on to start paying off, it is now. Of the country’s approximately 500 million workforce, 14 per cent is in the formal economy and 86 per cent is in the unorganized sector. However, this 86 per cent is not well-trained or recognized in the job market, say experts. 

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      Honourable Finance Minister awards STAR certificates to over 300 candidates of the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme (STAR)

      February 6, 2014, New Delhi: The Honourable Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram, felicitated the first batch of over 300 successful candidates from the National Capital Region, who have completed their industry oriented training courses under the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme. These candidates, who were trained under the STAR scheme skilled in 11 different industry sectors, received their STAR certificates on the completion of their respective courses. The scheme was launched by the Finance Minister on August 16, 2013 and is being implemented on a pan-India basis by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

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      NSDC facilitates Skill Development Agreements between Government of Kerala and Sector Skill Councils in Key Growth Sectors

      New Delhi: February 3, 2014: The Kerala Government’s Additional Skills Acquisition Program (ASAP) today signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sector Skill Councils of Healthcare, Plumbing, Capital Goods, Automotive and Media & Entertainment at the National Skill Development Corporation office in New Delhi today. Dr. K.M. Abraham, the Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education Department, Govt. of Kerala and Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Managing Director  & CEO of NSDC along with senior officials of the Sector Skill Councils and NSDC, were present during the MOU signing. 

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      National Skill Development Corporation and Accenture Equip Indian Youth for Employment

      BENGALURU; February 2, 2014:  An integrated, multi-year skills development program created by Accenture in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), awarded certificates to 18 students who have been enrolled under the Udaan initiative, an effort to help young people in Jammu & Kashmir gain skills needed by the corporate sector. 

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    • January

      NSDC and Manipal City & Guilds (MCG) sign an agreement to skill 1,40,000 people in India

      January 16, 2014: NSDA and British Council jointly convene a series of Think Tank meetings periodically during which India and UK stakeholders discuss and identify key priorities which are then followed up through projects and/ or further discussed during smaller specialist and focussed round table meetings, for similar outcomes. The second meeting of the English Skills for Employability (ESfE) Think Tank Series was held at the British Council.

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    Prateek Agarwal
    Manager, Communication & Advocacy
    Email: prateek.agarwal@nsdcindia.org
    Garima Misra: Garima.misra@ogilvy.com (+91- 9910106993)