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

Proposed Law Will Address Activities Related to Emerging LNG Sector

These, she outlined, include receipt, storage, processing and distribution, adding that “the legislation will also treat with the licensing, construction, and operation of natural gas terminals and transportation”. Story Highlights Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says activities related to Jamaica’s emerging Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector will be addressed under the proposed Petroleum (Downstream Activities) Act, being developed by the Government.These, she outlined, include receipt, storage, processing and distribution, adding that “the legislation will also treat with the licensing, construction, and operation of natural gas terminals and transportation”.The Minister was speaking at a bond-signing ceremony between NCB Capital Markets Limited, and New Fortress Energy (NFE), at the AC Marriott Hotel in Kingston on Tuesday (August 27).“The objectives of the new legislation will be to encourage private investments in the long-term financing and timely development of natural gas for Jamaica,” the Minister added.Mrs. Williams noted that LNG has emerged as an integral component of the Administration’s drive to secure Jamaica’s energy future, as is the case with other renewables, such as solar and wind.She pointed out that since its introduction in the national energy mix in 2016, principally by New Fortress Energy, “significant strides” have been made with natural gas.Notably, Mrs. Williams said completion of the South Jamaica Power Company plant this year, and the JAMALCO power plant in 2020, will result in natural gas accounting for approximately 38 per cent of the country’s electricity generation capacity, and about 65 per cent of demand.Additionally, she said because natural gas is significantly cheaper and is a less volatile alternative to oil, Jamaica is expected to record annual energy savings totalling some US$304 million, consequent on outputs from JPS power plants in Bogue, St. James; Old Harbour, St. Catherine; and Clarendon-based JAMALCO.“Diversified fuel choices in Jamaica promote competition in the downstream natural gas sector, prescribe the required standards for the natural gas sector, ensure the protection and safety of consumers and the public, and ensure that regulation of the sector is transparent, rational and predictable,” the Minister pointed out.Noting that energy is the lifeblood of Jamaica’s economy and a key driver of the growth and development agenda, Mrs. Williams said the introduction of natural gas as a new sector will create significant job opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); service; commercial and manufacturing industries, “ultimately creating a positive domino effect on Jamaica’s socio-economic outlook”. Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, says activities related to Jamaica’s emerging Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector will be addressed under the proposed Petroleum (Downstream Activities) Act, being developed by the Government. The Minister was speaking at a bond-signing ceremony between NCB Capital Markets Limited, and New Fortress Energy (NFE), at the AC Marriott Hotel in Kingston on Tuesday (August 27). read more

Gift Policy Being Developed

“We want to encourage giving by ensuring it is done in an orderly way and in a transparent way that does not undermine the motivation of persons and organisations. The gift must be used for the purpose for which it was intended. This is one of the things that the Gift Policy will outline – how you give and the accountability structure of how you give,” he said. Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says discussions are under way to develop a Gift Policy to formalise fundraising activities for charitable donations to the public health sector. Story Highlights Dr. Tufton was speaking with JIS News at the recent handover of wheelchairs to the Ministry and the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) by the Wheelchair Foundation, through local partners, the Rotary Club of St. Andrew and skills training institute, Operation Friendship. Health and Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says discussions are under way to develop a Gift Policy to formalise fundraising activities for charitable donations to the public health sector.“We want to encourage giving by ensuring it is done in an orderly way and in a transparent way that does not undermine the motivation of persons and organisations. The gift must be used for the purpose for which it was intended. This is one of the things that the Gift Policy will outline – how you give and the accountability structure of how you give,” he said.Dr. Tufton was speaking with JIS News at the recent handover of wheelchairs to the Ministry and the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) by the Wheelchair Foundation, through local partners, the Rotary Club of St. Andrew and skills training institute, Operation Friendship.The Minister said the Policy also aims to give recognition to those who give, as well as to put the appropriate mechanisms in place to ensure accountability and that resources are used for the intended purpose.“We want to encourage giving back, but encourage it in a way that maximises impact. So, it will ensure the needs are clearly specified as well as outline a protocol for how persons [and organisations] give,” he said.The Minister further emphasised the importance of transparency in the donation process, as this establishes trust among stakeholders.“To encourage giving, we need transparency, because sometimes we find that people raise money to support the cause and you don’t have the accountability for how the resources are spent,” he explained.Dr. Tufton pointed out that misappropriation of gifts compromises the integrity of the process of giving.“Anytime you abuse the kindness of others, whether as an organisation or an individual, you compromise the principle of giving. It undermines the willingness of others to give and it is tantamount to exploitation of those whom you leverage to raise those funds. It is a concern of mine, and a Gift Policy will seek to address that,” the Minister said.Dr. Tufton lauded all charities for their contributions, pointing out that “volunteerism is critical to the public health sector”. read more