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August 23, 2017


DIPP requested Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to extend self-certification duration for start-ups

New Delhi : The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has requested the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to extend the duration of the self-certification system for start-ups, which shows that they are in compliance with Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, from one year to five years. Currently, start-ups that hire apprentices or interns

U.S. Department of Labor Awards $80M in Pre-Apprenticeship Grants

United States : The U.S. Department of Labor announced $80 million in grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk individuals ages 16-to-24. “There are pathways to successful careers outside of traditional education models,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “There are 6.2 million open jobs in the U.S., including 228,000

Governors call for greater partnership around workforce development

US : A new report from the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Associations of State Workforce Liaisons and State Workforce Board Chairs urged the federal government’s support for continuing work spurred by the 2014 passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act — federal legislation aimed at streamlining public support for workforce development

UK Government’s funding agency DFID came forward to promote National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

Indore : According to the provisions of Apprentices Act, as amended in 2014, Rs 10,000 crore will be spent under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in next four years for training of apprentices to enhance skill of workforce. Through this amount financial incentives will be given to employers for engagement of apprentices, informed experts at

आइटीआइ डिग्रीधारी छात्र-छात्राओं ने अप्रेंटिसशिप कराने की मांग को लेकर किया प्रदर्शन

नोवामुंडी : मंगलवार को आइटीआइ डिग्रीधारी छात्र-छात्राओं को टिस्को में अप्रेंटिस कराने की मांग को लेकर वन पर्यावरण व संस्कृति संरक्षण समिति के बैनर तले बेरोजगार युवकों ने प्रदर्शन किया तथा टाटा-स्टील (ओएमक्यू) के महाप्रबंधक के नाम एक मांग पत्र सौंपा। हालांकि व्यस्तता की वजह से आंदोलनकारी छात्रों से महाप्रबंधक की वार्ता नहीं हो सकी।

Facing skills shortage, competitors collaborate on apprenticeship program

Nevada (US) : According to Las Vegas Journal-Review, the skills gap is forcing competing Nevada businesses to start working together to form apprenticeship programs. Suzi LeVine, the former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, says that American companies need to seriously consider a “Swiss-style” approach. She and her husband, Eric, travel around the country promoting

More Apprenticeships could narrow the ‘Skills Gap’

US : The skills gap remains a real concern. Just weeks ago, in early June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, reported a record six million job openings across the country, even as hiring slowed—meaning there are plenty of jobs around, but not enough qualified candidates to

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