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Centre reviews skill development & entrepreneurship initiatives with states

New Delhi: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) organized a day-long consultative workshop on 18 February, with representatives from States and Union Territories, to review skill development across geographies and segments and to seek their valuable suggestions on streamlining the upcoming initiatives. The key thrust of the workshop was to increase the participation of the District Committees for better coordination of the skill efforts in each district and to achieve the broader objectives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of making India the skill capital of the world. During the workshop, Vision 2025 was also discussed which lays out the key focus areas and ready-to-implement roadmap for promoting Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in the country. The workshop aimed to unlock the true potential of the youth by making skills aspirational, and building sustainable livelihood pathways for them. The State and Union Territory representatiClick Here for More Detail

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HRD Ministries in talks to set up skill hubs in schools

The Ministry of Skill Development
and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) is in talks with the Ministry of Human Resource
Development (MHRD) to create ‘Hubs of Excellence in Skills’ in schools for
students from class 9 to 12. The objective of the proposed initiative is to
impart skills to students at an early stage. Tech-oriented
skill The
hubs will introduce technology-oriented skill programmes in schools. One hub
school will focus on one particular skill and cater to 4-5 schools nearby. “The idea is to link the Samagra
Shiksha Abhiyan scheme with the skilling ecosystem to have a
greater integration of education and skills. We have offered MHRD, if we can be
part of the skilling component in schools and provide students hands on
training under the students,” said a source. Under
this collaboration, MSDE has also offered to provide money that will be
required in implementation of these hubs with the help of Sector Skill Councils
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Skill Development Minister announces IndiaSkills 2020

New Delhi: Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has announced the opening of online registrations for IndiaSkills 2020, a biennial competition to scout talent from the country, offering them a platform to showcase their skills at national and international competitions. IndiaSkills 2020 provides a platform for skilled and talented Indian youngsters to showcase their abilities at regional and national level competitions in over 50 skills. Regional legs of the competitions are organized across four zones, culminating at the national competition in Delhi. Winners of IndiaSkills will then get a chance to represent the country at the WorldSkills International Competition to be held in China in 2021. Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “In line with our commitment to make India the Skill Capital of the World, IndiaSkills aims at helping youth in India leverage the immense opportunities that this pClick Here for More Detail