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April 20, 2018


Ghana Government soon to establish 22 Sector Skills Councils : Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah

Ghana : The Government will soon establish 22 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) to develop occupational standards and skills solutions for their industry sectors. Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Executive Director, Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), said SSCs were critical to policy makers’ aspirations to develop an education and training system that

DGT, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship notified modification in CTS under ‘Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme of Left Wing Extremists’

New Delhi : The Government of India has a comprehensive ‘Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation Scheme of Left Wing Extremists’ in the affected states to allow Left Wing Extremists (LWE) to return to the mainstream. The rehabilitation package inter-alia, include imparting training to the surrendered LWE youth in a trade/vocation of their liking or benefiting their aptitude and a

Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors approved $100 million additional funding to enhance Skills for Jobs in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $100 million results-based loan as additional financing for the Government of Sri Lanka’s efforts to develop skills to meet labor demands, support economic diversification, and enhance productivity in the country. “Sri Lanka has achieved universal primary and high secondary enrollment rates, a high adult

Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) sign $80 Million Loan Agreement to help boost Youth Employability in State of Himachal Pradesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed $80 million loan to help modernize technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and improve the skills ecosystem in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Shri Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary (Multilateral Institutions), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, signed the loan agreement

Italy to contribute 2 Million Euro to support UNRWA Vocational Training, Job Creation and Graduate Training Programmes

Italy : The Consul General of Italy to Jerusalem, Mr. Fabio Sokolowicz, and the Director of External Relations and Communications of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Ms. Francoise Vanni, along with Ms. Cristina Natoli, Representative of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Office in Jerusalem,

Malaysia Govt. became successful in enabling 51% of TVET graduates to work as skilled workers : Deputy Education Minister

Malaysia : A total of 69,475 (51%) of the 136,062 technical education and vocational training (TVET) graduates in Malaysia are working as professionals and skilled workers until 2017, Bernama reports. Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the National Youth Skills Institute has also trained 29, 423 youths in various skills. He commented: “The education

Akufo-Addo promises free technical and vocational education to equip Ghana youth with skills required for transformation

Ghana : President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government will this year, 2018, extend the free Senior High School initiative to cover technical and vocational institutions in the country. He said the initiative will be launched later in the year to help equip the youth with skills for the transformation of the Ghanaian

Kenya Govt. launches Pan African skills development program for mid-level professionals in agriculture sector

Nairobi : Kenya’s ministry of education in partnership with a private university and a multinational company on Tuesday launched a training program targeting mid-level professionals working in the agriculture sector across Sub-Saharan Africa. Senior officials said the two year program seeks to strengthen the capacity of Africa’s young professionals to revolutionize agriculture value chains grappling

NSDC extended date of proposal submission for empanelment of sending organizations for Japan’s TITP program

New Delhi : With reference to the Addendum No. 1 to: “RFP/NIP/2017/0026 dated December 14, 2017 for Empanelment of Sending Organizations For Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)” has extended the last date of proposal submission 30th Jan 2018. Beside this NSDC has now also amended  Clause 6.7 given at page 11. To read full

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