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Beneficiaries Free Skill Development Training

Beneficiaries for undergoing free skill development training will be held at the Corporation Office on 22nd March, 2013 and 23rd March, 2013. About 2,000 beneficiaries from below the poverty line families in the city are to be provided the vocational training in 13 different skills including tailoring, nursing, IT, construction, computers, plumbing and welding. Candidates who have studied up to standard VIII and in the age group of 18 to 45 are eligible to undergo the training.

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LIMAT Students get Tips on Entrepreneurship

The final year engineering students of Lingayas Institute of Management and Technology learnt key factors such as the importance of entrepreneurship, the duties of a successful entrepreneur and the recipe for becoming a competent entrepreneur. They were part of a three-day seminar on ‘Entrepreneurship Awareness’ organised by Andhra Pradesh Productivity Council, in association with the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.

Experts drawn from various fields addressed students as resource persons and explained to them the dire need for a young crop of dynamic entrepreneurs in the country. LIMAT Chairman Gadde Rajling, Vice-Principal M. Naga Prasad and Deputy Director of AP Productivity Council, Sridevi were present.

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Skill Development Programmes 2013

The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Career Development of Bharathidasan University, in collaboration with the Centre for Differently Abled Persons, have designed three skill development programmes leading to Certificates in Photocopier Technician, Office Automation and Diploma in Graphic Design in the field of IT and ITES.

The programmes will be offered free of cost for three months from 15th February, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the IECD campus. Candidates who have passed / failed class VIII can apply for the certificate courses in photocopier technician and office automation. For the diploma in graphic design course, candidates who have passed / failed class X examinations can apply, according to a press release of K. Parthasarathi, director, IECD of Bharathidasan University.

Interested candidates could register their names in person at the IECD office at Bharathidasan University, Khajamalai campus. They should produce educational and disability certificates. Candidates could contact the Director, IECD, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi – 23 ( phone number 0431 – 2332638 or mobile 89735 23807 ).

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Students showcase Technical Skills Mexplore – 2K13

Students of Annamacharya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Tirupati presented various miniature working models consisting of Quard Copter, electrical car by using wind turbine and two wheel robot along with spares at their Technical meet “Mexplore – 2K13”.

The working principles were also demonstrated by students and they were witnessed by students from the surrounding technical institutions such as SVCET, Chittoor, SITE, Tirupati and other colleges.

The event highlighted technical information through thought provoking ideas, new – updates pertaining to the current scenario. The lecture video session was informative, according to K.Ravindranath, the Principal.

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Free Multimedia Training for differently abled Students

Caliber Trust in collaboration with UDIS Forum will organise a free multimedia training for the differently abled from January 2013 to July 2013.


According to a release from Surya Nagappan of Caliber Trust, the classes will be handled mostly by the differently abled. Those with hearing impairment will be taught by instructors who have similar disability. There are also other courses to choose from.

Training to face competitive examinations, and Tamil and English typing classes, are also being held. The Trust also helps the learners in getting placed.


Those interested in attending the courses, can contact 0422 – 2405551 / 99445 – 56168, for registration, before 31st December, 2012.

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4 New Skill – based Health Courses in Punjab

In a bid to provide effective and quality skill development training in health sector to unemployed youth of the state, the Punjab Government will start four new short – term courses.

This was decided by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a high level meeting with experts in the field of Medical Education and Health System, an official spokesman said 6th August, 2012.

Badal had last month constituted a panel of experts from medical education and health services to work out various reforms for initiating effective skill development training in the health sector, there by generating avenues of employment for the unemployed educated youth of the state.

The four new skill development healthcare certified courses would be started by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

The courses are Hospital Care Attendant ( 1 – yr course ), House Based Health Care Attendant ( 6 – month course ), Emergency – cum – Ambulance Attendant ( 9 – month course ) and Operation Theatre Attendant ( 1 – yr course ) for which 10th and 12th pass individuals would be eligible.

While Home Based Health Care Attendant course would be started from January 2013, other courses would be started from May June 2013 at all medical colleges and some institutions of the Department of Health and Family Welfare in the state.

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Assam joins Pearson Group for Skill Training in Schools

The Assam government and Pearson Group 21st July, 2012 announced a joint initiative to provide vocational skills training for young people in schools in Assam.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also launched the first skills delivery centre under the initiative at the Kamrup Academy Higher Secondary School in Guwahati, which is expected to serve as a platform for the introduction of the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework ( NVEQF ), an ambitious national program to integrate skills, training and qualifications in schools.

“I am proud to say that Assam is leading the way in India in preparing today’s generation for tomorrow’s world,” said Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi while launching the programme.

Under this initiative, Pearson, the world’s largest education enterprise, will set up vocational skills centres in 10 specially – selected government schools, initially offering two training streams, in retail and computer hardware and IT.

The design and implementation of the programme has seen close collaboration between all stakeholders, from teachers, academic administrators, students, and trainers as well as officials from government of Assam. The courses will be introduced for students in standard IX in August 2012, before moving into higher classes with a wider portfolio.

S. Ramadorai, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Skill Development Council, who was also present on the occasion, said that vocational education in schools would harness the potential of youth and give them many more avenues for employment as adults.

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the vocational education would allow young people to develop rewarding careers in multiple fields in our expanding economy, helping themselves as well as Assam.

“The state education boards will include the vocational subjects in the regular curriculum of 10th and 12th standard from next year, if the pilot project is successful. The student can opt for having any vocational subjects in stead of one regular subject in the curriculum,” said the state education minister.

He said that the initiative will be gradually extended to all the schools in Assam in a phased manner.


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