Rs 280 crore push to skill development programme under the livelihood mission in UP | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: The Centre and the state have come together to make a fresh budgetary push of over Rs 280 crore to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay skill development programme under the state rural livelihood mission (SRLM). The mission has attained the status of being the key driving force in provisioning jobs for migrants who returned to the state following the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
In a communique sent to rural development commissioner K Ravindra Naik, the rural development department has said that the state government has decided to release a grant of Rs 81 crore against Rs 122 crore released by the Centre. In fact, the Centre’s contribution amounts to 60% of the total funds allocated to the programme.
Likewise, the Centre and the state government have released a sum of Rs 51 crore and Rs 34 crore, respectively to train people of the SC/ST category.
SRLM has contributed majorly in providing jobs
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Jobs secure, thanks to the Wage Subsidy Programme



a person wearing a hat: Muhamad Faizal Padil and Razmin Izzati Mohamad Rusnin (right).


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Muhamad Faizal Padil and Razmin Izzati Mohamad Rusnin (right).

KUALA LUMPUR: Travel agent Muhamad Faizal Padil stared at the possibility of the end of his 20-year career when the industry came to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Attached to KTNB Travel and Tour, he had sleepless nights thinking of his fate as he watched how rapidly small-scale travel agencies shut down, as well as agents and hotel staff lost their jobs.

Some were given only a week’s notice, others just 24 hours, while the luckier ones were told to go on unpaid leave, he added.

However, he said he was grateful as his company had benefited from the government’s Wage Subsidy Programme, which helped safeguard people’s jobs and keep operations of companies going.

“I was worried after seeing what happened to my friends and how the industry came to a standstill due

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SA renewables sector unveils skills development programme

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) have come together to launch an innovative programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.

Niveshen Govender, SAPVIA COO explained, “Historically we have relied on much-needed foreign investment and know-how, but the time has come for South Africans to step up and step into the role of developer. We have so much to gain by empowering local communities and upskilling individuals across the RE value chain.”

The Developing Developers programme, which launched 17th September with more than 600 participants in attendance, is designed to address the gaps in the local industry and ensure effective knowledge sharing across the value chain of South Africa’s nascent renewables sector.

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Sawea, Sapvia launch skills development programme

Two of the renewable sector’s representative bodies have collaborated to launch an innovative programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) and South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) want to ensure that local developers, current or potential, can access the knowledge and expertise needed to take projects from development through due diligence, financial close right up to commissioning. Therefore the Developing Developers programme is designed to address the gaps in the local industry and ensure effective knowledge sharing across the value chain of South Africa’s nascent renewables sector.

“Historically we have relied on much-needed foreign investment and know-how, but the time has come for South Africans to step up and step into the role of developer. We have so much to gain by empowering local communities and upskilling individuals across

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SMEDAN Flags Off National Business Skills Development Programme

The Small and Medium Enterpriss Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), yesterday flagged off the national business skills development initiative for Lagos State.

Over 1000 entrepreneurs are expected to benefit from the programme that is already running in some states.

 

SMEDAN’s director-general, Dikko Radda said small and medium enterprises are critical in the Nigerian economy. He said the initiative would trigger an entrepreneurial revolution in industrialisation, agriculture, and commerce in Nigeria.

The SMEDAN DG explained that the programme is running in 11 states in the country including: Katsina, Rivers, Delta, Ebonyi, Adamawa, Niger, Lagos, Kwara, Bauchi, Zamfara and Ekiti where a total of 1,397 entrepreneurs would be impacted with entrepreneurship skills, vocational skills, and empowerment materials.

He said the initiative has been concluded in Ebonyi, Niger, and Adamawa, with others commencing subsequently.

Radda said the expected outcomes of the programme include improved business management practice; improved service provision by trained artisans;

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Funds spent by the skills development ministry on flagship skilling programme drops by over 13%

Funds spent by the skills development ministry on its flagship skilling programme has dropped by over 13% in 2019-20 compared to the previous fiscal, the lowest in last three years, shows data from the skills ministry.

The government had spent Rs 1648.25 crore for skilling youth under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2.0) compared to Rs 1909.19 spent in the previous fiscal, RK Singh, minister of state for skills development said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. The money spent under the scheme in 2017-18 stood at Rs 1721.18. Under PMKVY 2.0, as on 94.17 lakhs candidates have been trained or oriented until April 1, 2020.

Under the Skill India mission, the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship imparts employable skills to the youth through long term and short term training.While the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 2.0) and Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) is being

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Australia launches industry skills programme

by Jon Grevatt

The Australian government has launched a grants scheme to support skills development in the defence industry, the country’s Department of Defence (DoD) has announced.

The ‘Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Grants’ programme is aimed at supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), said the DoD in Canberra on 4 September.

The statement said that such firms can apply through the programme for grants worth up to AUD500,000 (USD363,000) to support skills advancement. Over the next three years the SADI Grant programme will provide funding of AUD39 million, the government added, with AUD17 million per year available in 2020–21 and 2021–22.

Australia has launched an initiative to boost its skills in areas including naval shipbuilding to support projects such as the construction of BAE Systems Hunter-class frigates (pictured). (Royal Australian Navy)

Activities funded through the SADI Grants programme include support for technical and trade skills training,

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Department of Science and Technology to launch programme to scale up start-ups: Secy : The Tribune India

New Delhi, August 18

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is working to launch a programme that will help scale up start-ups in the country, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a webinar, ‘Millennium Alliance Round 6 & COVID-19 Innovation Challenge Awards’, organised by the FICCI, DST Secretary Ashutosh Sharma said the last six years had been exceptional for the innovation ecosystem.

The DST established more incubators in the last six years than in the previous 60 years, he said.

“Today, we support 150 technology business incubators across the country — many of them in universities, IITs. There are around 4,000 start-ups in these incubators. We want to scale them up,” he said.

Sharma added that in the coming months, the DST would be launching a new programme and it would be a highly distributed innovation system.

The DST plans to scale it up 5 times the

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Adobe partners with NASSCOM to launch skill development programme

Software major Adobe and IT industry body NASSCOM on Friday launched a programme aimed at skilling and reskilling students and professionals in India in user experience design by 2021.

The UX foundation programme is available on NASSCOM’s FutureSkills platform at no cost to all its 300,000 subscribers, Adobe said, adding that Cognizant is the industry partner in this initiative to mandate skilling of new and existing workforce.

“We envision to make India a global hub for digital talent and our partnership with Adobe is a significant step in that direction,” Amit Aggarwal, CEO IT-ITES Sector Skill Council NASSCOM, said in a statement.

“User experience designers are among the most in-demand job roles today.”

The expanding digital landscape, especially in today’s environment calls for a compelling need for products and services fueling the demand for skilled UX designers for future of jobs.

Adobe XD is embedded into the curriculum and this

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