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

Nation Bids Final Farewell to Edward Seaga

Delivering the eulogy, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said Mr. Seaga was a great son of Jamaica and father to many institutions and one of the greatest leaders of modern Jamaica. As the walking funeral procession pulled away from the church, the first round of a 19-gun salute by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) punctuated the air, with other rounds following at one minute intervals up until arrival at National Heroes Park, where Mr. Seaga was laid to rest. Story Highlights A grateful nation said its final farewell to former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, during a Service of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, in Kingston, on Sunday (June 23).Mr. Seaga was accorded a State Funeral, in recognition of the high national office he held as the fifth Prime Minister of Jamaica.Mourners, headed by Mr. Seaga’s family, Government officials, and other local and foreign dignitaries, filled the pews of the majestic cathedral, a venue befitting Mr. Seaga’s final send off.In his tribute, Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, described Mr. Seaga as a “great leader, a Statesman, a visionary and a thinker,” and a man of dignity, order and excellence; an indefatigable spirit; and a man with the courage of his conviction.“He was a modern man, an architect, a teacher, a father, a mentor and friend – a man for all seasons, a man for all peoples,” he said.Mr. Holness  recalled personal moments he shared with Mr. Seaga for whom he became a political aid in 1995, a role which sometimes required him to prepare speeches and conduct research.“I learnt so much from him through these encounters of research and intellectual discourse,” he said.The Prime Minister also recalled a particularly “touching but profound moment” when Mr. Seaga held his hands, just as the first Prime Minister of Jamaica and National Hero the Right Excellent Sir William Alexander Bustamante had done for Mr. Seaga, reminding him “don’t forget the poor.”“Mr. Seaga never lost sight of the reason why he entered politics – to help the have nots join the ranks of the haves. All his work, from culture to sports, education, justice, the economy, music, everything – all his work has been beneficial to the poor,” Mr. Holness said.Also sharing personal experiences he had with Mr. Seaga, Prime Minister of Grenada, the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, said he felt a profound sense of loss, noting that Mr. Seaga was a Caribbean icon.“His entire life’s work may have labelled him a Jamaican, but for many of us elsewhere in the region, Eddie was a Caribbean man, a champion of regional integration (and) movement and one who advocated for change to improve the process that unites us all,” he said.Mr. Mitchell, who was among several Heads of State and Government officials from the Caribbean who were in attendance, noted that Mr. Seaga was a true friend of his country.He said that as a Grenadian, he was grateful for the “bold and decisive actions” of Mr. Seaga in 1983 when his country was “reeling from the effects of a political crisis,” when “Eddie demonstrated what it was to be your brother’s keeper.”For Mr. Seaga’s cousin, Metry Seaga, ‘Uncle Eddie’, as he affectionately called him, was a complexed individual who was “comfortable dining with kings and queens but just as comfortable eating a roast yam and saltfish with a boiled corn.”He noted that Mr. Seaga sacrificed his own wellbeing and that of his family to serve his country and that citizens “owe a huge debt of gratitude to the people that loaned him to us…his family.”He also read a note written by Mr. Seaga’s youngest daughter, Gabrielle, who said: “You have been my hero and a wonderful father.”“I am thankful for the experiences and memories that we shared and for all that you taught me,” she said.In his tribute, former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. P.J. Patterson, described Mr. Seaga as a “titanic warrior,” who was propelled by an indomitable will to succeed in whatever he did.Mr. Patterson also praised Mr. Seaga for his innumerable accomplishments, and applauded “the monumental contribution and its high qualitative value which Edward Seaga has made…to the people he served diligently and led with such singular devotion.”“The death of the last surviving member of that joint legislative team which crafted our independence and Constitution is a defining moment in our history. It allows us to commemorate the glory of our ancestors as we honour one from this generation whose memory will never perish,” he said.Delivering the eulogy, Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, said Mr. Seaga was a great son of Jamaica and father to many institutions and one of the greatest leaders of modern Jamaica.He also shared the tremendous impact Mr. Seaga had on his life, treating him like a son “and profoundly guided my development.”“The achievements I have had are because of the nurturing and teaching I constantly received as an adopted son of Edward Phillip George Seaga,” he said.Mr. McKenzie said he and others have benefited from Mr. Seaga’s guidance and are living his legacy.“I am forever grateful to him, West Kingston is grateful to him for the interest he has shown in us and an unwavering commitment to us. He saw us as people,  worthy individuals and he worked hard for us,” he said.During the service, there were also scripture readings by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; and Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Peter Phillips.When the service ended, Mr. Seaga’s casket, draped in the Jamaican flag, was placed on a gun carriage.As the walking funeral procession pulled away from the church, the first round of a 19-gun salute by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) punctuated the air, with other rounds following at one minute intervals up until arrival at National Heroes Park, where Mr. Seaga was laid to rest.Mr. Seaga served as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1989. He represented the constituency of West Kingston for 43 years, from 1962 until his retirement from active politics in 2005. He died on May 28 on his 89th birthday. Mourners, headed by Mr. Seaga’s family, Government officials, and other local and foreign dignitaries, filled the pews of the majestic cathedral, a venue befitting Mr. Seaga’s final send off. read more

Students Encouraged to Consider Entrepreneurship as Career Option

“If you want real wealth, it’s [all] about the business plan that you have crafted, work out a way to solve a problem that can be monetised,” he added. Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, has encouraged tertiary-level students receiving scholarships from the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option.Speaking at the Commission’s Education Fund ‘Meet and Greet’, at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge on August 28, the Minister told the students to “study not to only become an employee, but to also try to become an employer”.“If you want real wealth, it’s [all] about the business plan that you have crafted, work out a way to solve a problem that can be monetised,” he added.The State Minister told them that agriculture is a lucrative area to be considered, noting that for one area of the field, Jamaican farmers only supply 20 per cent of the goat that is needed for local consumption, and that the hotel sector’s demand for vegetables and fruits is $40 billion.“This is one area that you can easily make 100 and 200 per cent profit, because once there are people, they will always need a supply,” he said.The Minister also encouraged the students to master their area of study, and to also develop soft skills while undertaking their formal education.“In the world we live, it is becoming less important what you study and more important the principles that you grasp in terms of being able to think creatively, solving problems, being flexible and being able to communicate effectively. Those are the things that are even more important than the course of study,” he argued.He also reminded the students of the responsibility they have been given with this opportunity of receiving a scholarship from a government entity, and urged them to give back to their community.In the meantime, Mr. Green commended the BGLC for the initiative, noting that so many young people are prevented from actualising their full potential due to lack of funds.“The only way we will move Jamaica forward is by investing in our people, and the greatest investment is providing the opportunity for persons to fulfill their greatest potential,” he said.The BGLC’s scholarship programme has provided more than $50 million in funding to tertiary students since its launch in 2014. Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, has encouraged tertiary-level students receiving scholarships from the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Speaking at the Commission’s Education Fund ‘Meet and Greet’, at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge on August 28, the Minister told the students to “study not to only become an employee, but to also try to become an employer”. read more