Delhi will soon get 6 world class skill centres, admissions to begin shortly

first_imgDelhi will soon get 6 world class skill centres, admissions to begin shortlySix world class skill centres are coming up in Delhi in March, announced Manish Sisodia. The admission process for these skill centres will be starting soon.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 15:54 IST 25 new World Class Skill Centres are coming up in Delhi in 2 phases!March 2019 will see six world class skill centres (WCSCs) open in Delhi, Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday. The skill centres being opened by the Delhi government will have a total capacity of 720 seats and will prepare students to acquire different professional skills. Sisodia said that a total of 25 such skill centres will be set up in Delhi, 19 of which will be made functional in August.As soon as the admission process is over, they will be started formally,” Sisodia told reporters.Importance of skill development”The central government has also been taking about skills but what they did was that they made Sachin Tendulkar stand with a plumber in an advertisement. Plumbing is a skill but hospitality, banking also have opportunities for skills. Having a skill means a youth is standing on his feet with a professional approach,” said the education minister of Delhi.He said skill is the future of education and it is important to impart skill education. He also said that entrepreneurship be also included as a skill so that the skill centres can give rise to job givers rather than job seekers.The recruitment process for the hiring of Chief Operating Officers, Master Trainers, Office Executives and Support Staff has already been initiated for the WCSCs and will be completed by February, Sisodia said.Where will the six world-class skill centres be located?All the new WCSCs will open in the existing ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and universities of the Department of Training and Technical Education.”Availability of unutilised space in the existing buildings of ITIs, polytechnics, degree colleges and universities was explored by the Department. Accordingly, 25 institutes were identified where the opening of WCSCs was found feasible,” the government said in a statement.advertisementHere are the locations:Institute of Basic Business Studies (Pusa)IIT, DwarkaDelhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research UniversitySociety for Self Employment (SSE), WazirpurSSE, JhandewalanRIT RajokariIn which areas will courses be offered at these new skill centres in Delhi?As per the minister, these are the sectors wherein skill development courses will be offered:Health and WellnessIT and IT-enabled ServicesRetail ManagementHospitality and TourismAccountsBanking and FinanceAutomobileElectronicsMedia and Event ManagementProduction and ManufacturingApparelFood ProductionMore details on which centre will host which course:The Institute of Basic Business Studies will be beginning admissions to courses in retail services, hospitality operations and finance executiveThe Integrated Institute Of Technology, Dwarka will be beginning admissions for the courses of beauty and wellness consultant, computer system operator and hospitality operationsThe Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University will be beginning admissions to courses of beauty and wellness consultant, sports fitness and yoga application and sports digitisation and performance managementThe skill institute in Wazirpur will be beginning admissions to courses on food production and finance executiveThe centre in Jhandewalan will offer admission on courses in retail services and food productionThe RIT Rajokri will be offering a course to train computer system operatorsWhen will the admission process begin in these WCSCs?The admission process for the March 2019 batch in the six WCSCs will start soon, with the advertisement likely to be published next week.Announcement for these skill centres made back in 2017Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had in 2017 announced setting up of 25 WCSCs in Delhi, after the success of the first WCSC at ITI, Vivek Vihar, started in 2013.25 world class skill centres coming up in two phasesThe government plans to start the proposed 25 WCSCs in two phases — six WCSCs in Phase I and remaining 19 WCSCs in Phase II.”Under Phase I, six WCSCs are being set up with all facilities and will be launched with intake capacity of 720 in March 2019, and 720 as the second intake in the month of August 2019,” he said.The remaining 19 WCSCs at Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Shakarpur, Aryabhatt Institute Of Technology, Ashok Vihar, Bhai Parmanand Institute, Shakarpur, ITI Narela, Netaji Subhash University of Technology, Dwarka will also be made functional by August this year. Renovation and construction work at these WCSCs is currently underway.(With inputs from PTI and IANS)Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow skill developmentFollow World Class Skill CentreFollow Manish Sisodialast_img read more

Significant Investment in National Security – PM

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is assuring Jamaicans living abroad that the Government is taking national security seriously, with significant investments made over the last two years to strengthen the country’s security architecture.He noted that this year alone, the Government is spending close to $20 billion, which is “the highest that has ever been spent on national security in Jamaica”.The Prime Minister, who was addressing the opening ceremony for the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston last evening (June 16), said that security is being prioritised in order to ensure that the country can effectively respond to the challenges of the modern world.“We… have to be able to secure ourselves, not just from the conventional threats, but from the new and emerging threats, for example, in the cyber domain,” he said.The Prime Minister said that the country also has to be able to protect its borders, especially in light of transborder illicit activities such as trade in guns, drugs, human trafficking and others.These activities, he pointed out, foster the growth of criminal gangs.The Prime Minister noted that the Government has put in place ‘Plan Secure Jamaica’, which he noted “is working very well”.He said that the Plan not only focuses on crime but securing the country’s banks, ports, telecommunications, tourism, new logistics operations, the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, among other areas.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister implored members of the Jamaica Diaspora to use their influence to help in addressing crime and violence in the country.He said nationals living overseas could be particularly useful in encouraging their relatives in Jamaica to support the work of the police.“There has to be a genuine confrontation about supporting law enforcement, providing information to law enforcement and allowing law enforcement to do their work and supporting them in their work…I believe the diaspora can have a very powerful influence in that conversation, in that call back home,” he said.The Diaspora Conference, which continues on Monday (June 17) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, is being hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade under the theme ‘Jamaica and the Diaspora: Building Pathways for Sustainable Development’.This staging will target expanding and building pathways for the diaspora and Jamaica to work together to prepare effectively for the future within the context of achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which incorporate the core goals of the Vision 2030 National Development Plan.The focal areas for dialogue, as well as the expected outcomes of the conference, take into consideration important global trends and their impact on the future marketplace and the workplace as well as critical Jamaica-Diaspora partnerships.The conference concludes on Thursday (June 20). Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is assuring Jamaicans living abroad that the Government is taking national security seriously, with significant investments made over the last two years to strengthen the country’s security architecture. The Prime Minister, who was addressing the opening ceremony for the eighth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston last evening (June 16), said that security is being prioritised in order to ensure that the country can effectively respond to the challenges of the modern world. Story Highlights He noted that this year alone, the Government is spending close to $20 billion, which is “the highest that has ever been spent on national security in Jamaica”. read more

Review of Bank of Jamaica Act 2018 Far Advanced

Story Highlights Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says the Joint Select Committee of Parliament’s review of the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act 2018 is far advanced.“I expect the amended Bill to be tabled in the House in this quarter and to be passed definitely before the next financial year. As far as the Fiscal Council is concerned, I expect to be able to table legislation on that by April of next year,” Dr. Clarke said.The Minister was speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) to extend domestic monitoring of Jamaica’s economic reform programme (ERP).The MoU was signed during a ceremony held at the Ministry’s National Heroes Circle Offices on August 22.EPOC will continue in a monitoring role until the Central Bank and the Fiscal Council policy commitments are operationalised.A Joint Select Committee of Parliament, chaired by Dr. Clarke, was established to consider and report on the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act in 2018.The Bill seeks to clarify the mandate of the Central Bank, while giving the Bank autonomy and independence in law, in the implementation of monetary policy.In addition, the legislation seeks to ensure that the Central Bank is adequately capitalised at all times. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says the Joint Select Committee of Parliament’s review of the Bank of Jamaica (Amendment) Act 2018 is far advanced. “I expect the amended Bill to be tabled in the House in this quarter and to be passed definitely before the next financial year. As far as the Fiscal Council is concerned, I expect to be able to table legislation on that by April of next year,” Dr. Clarke said. The Minister was speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government and the Economic Programme Oversight Committee (EPOC) to extend domestic monitoring of Jamaica’s economic reform programme (ERP). read more