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EduSkill Training Kits available at BPB Publication 4th January 2013
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A wide range of EduSkill Training Kits are also available at 2 locations of BPB Publications. Read more...
Globsyn Skills partners with EduSkill 18th December 2012
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Globsyn Skills partners with EduSkill for business synergy and testing solutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two companies is signed on 18th December in Kolkata.

As per the MOU, Globsyn Skills will set up Certiport Authorized Testing Centers for Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams under Globsyn network. Both EduSkill and Globsyn Skills will facilitate each other to grow their business in their respective fields and share their resources for mutual benefits.

Globsyn Skills is promoted by Globsyn group – a global outlook firm with deep domain competencies in Technology, Knowledge and Skill development, in equity participation with the National Skill Development Corporation (www.nsdcindia.org) with an ambitious mission of grooming 3.52 Lakh youth in the next 10 years.

As part of the diversified Globsyn Group, chaired by Bikram Dasgupta, a stalwart of the Information Technology industry, with over 14 years in skill development, Globsyn Skills has a 27% shareholding of NSDC in venture.

Visit www.skillsforindia.com for more information.

Become an OFFICECHAMP! 19th November 2012
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EduSkill invites schools to participate in the self-sponsored OFFICECHAMP Certification Competition on Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel & PowerPoint). Read more...

EduKart partners with EduSkill 17th November 2012
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EduKart, an Online Education Company, partners with EduSkill for business synergy and testing solutions. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two companies is signed on 17th November in New Delhi.

As per the MOU, EduKart will resell the Products and Services of EduSkill, either bundled with its courses or standalone through EduKart portal and network. Also the testing locations under EduSkill network will conduct the exams for EduKart students.

Both EduSkill and EduKart will facilitate each other to grow their business in their respective fields and share their resources for mutual benefits.

EduKart is India's Leading Online Education Company, delivering degree programs such as online MBA, MCA and BBA and industry relevant certificate courses in areas of Retail, Finance, Digital Marketing, Programming Languages and Project Management.

Visit www.edukart.com for more information.

Fair focuses on 'Skilling India' 17th November 2012
Indian Express

Amid the buying and selling of exquisite items crafted by skillful artisans at the 32nd India International Trade Fair at PragatiMaidan, a more serious business is going on, in sync with this year’s theme: “Skilling India”.

The fair not only has pavilions based on the theme, but also a range of seminars and conferences are being held as part of the programme to discuss issues related to skills education. The national skill development mission aims at training 500 million people by 2022.

After one of the brainstorming session on Thursday, PoojaGianchandani, Director of Skills Development at FICCI, said almost 60 lakh youth in West Bengal would receive training over the next 10 years to hone their skills or learn new ones.
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The Emerging World's Education Imperative 14th November 2012
Project Syndicate

Official delegations from the world’s nine most populous developing countries just met in New Delhi to discuss a subject vital for their countries’ futures: education. The meeting of ministers and others from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan, known as the E-9, is the latest in a series of encounters held every two years to fulfill the pledge of “education for all” by 2015. The E-9 account for 54% of the world’s population, 42.3% of children not in school, 58% of young illiterates (aged 15-24), and 67% of adult illiterates (two-thirds of whom are women). So the challenges are enormous: children, from families too poor to think about education, beyond the reach of schooling and too malnourished to study; and too few schools, classrooms, teaching resources, and adequately trained teachers. Rampant illiteracy underpins other problems, including exploding populations, gender imbalances, and widespread poverty.Read more…

Technology Training in High Schools Impacts the Corporate World 12th November 2012
Huff Post

Autrey's simple story demonstrates an important concept that, if implemented on a grade scale, could have a real impact on unemployment and the skills gap in the United States -- technology training and certification prepares students to succeed in today's workforce. Read more…

EduSkill signs Nodal Center 31st October 2012
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EduSkill signs Nodal Center (Certiport Authorized Testing Center) for Microsoft Office Specialist in Jamalpur (Ludhiana,Punjab), Ghumar Mandi (Ludhiana,Punjab), South Extension (New Delhi) and Vikas Puri (New Delhi).

Rahon, ATC featured in NASSCOM KNOWLEDGE NETWORK (NKN) 2.0 12th October 2012
Nasscom Hammad Abedin, from NASSCOM Foundation recently visited Rahon, Punjab where Sardar Kartar Singh Memorial Society for Education & Welfare is running 6 NKN centers for more than 3 years. Currently, About 400 children are enrolled and getting education in 50 different courses in these centers. In their latest venture SKS has partnered with Certiport and became an authorized CATC (Certiport Authorized Testing Center) under EduSkill Approved Network. As CATC the centre is authorised to conduct Microsoft Office Specialist certification exam.
 
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Eduskills the national partner for Certiport and has expressed interest in the NKN for setting up Certiport testing centers. The Foundation is really excited at this development and we will update you soon on the deliberations. Read More …
Film biz to get 11.7m trained workers 3rd October 2012
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Addressing the demand for skilled workers in the film and entertainment industry, Media and Entertainment Skill Council (MESC), is set to train more than 11.7 million people over the next 10 years for roles such as lighting, scriptwriting, electric work and tailoring.

MESC, a unit of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci), will work closely with the National Skill Development Corporation as a sector-skill council initiative to achieve these targets. MESC will establish standards for 10 professions in the first year. The entertainment sector will have seven sub-sectors and each of them is likely to have its own targets, said an official.
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EduSkill signs Nodal Center 30th September 2012
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EduSkill signs Nodal Center (Certiport Authorized Testing Center) for Microsoft Office Specialist in Rahon (Punjab) and Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh).

HP Launches Business-ready IT Training & Certification Program 26th September 2012
Global services

HP has announced the India launch of the HP Institute, an academic partnership programme that will equip students with business-ready IT skills that are greatly needed within the industry. The HP Institute is part of the HP ExpertOneprogramme and will offer HP Accredited Technical Associate (ATA) certifications. The launch in India follows the introduction of the HP Institute in the UK in February 2012.

As part of the training programme, HP will work with Indian universities to bring practical experience and job-ready skills into an academic setting, packaged in a way to help India develop the abilities of its graduate workforce. Read More …

HP launches huge skills initiative in India 26th September 2012
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Hewlett-Packard plans to train 500,000engineering graduates across the world and make them employment-ready over the next five years. Of these, 65,000 will be in India.

HP, through what it calls HP Institute, will rope in 350 universities in India to take this initiative forward. The programme offers four accredited technical associate certifications covering industry-standard technologies, courseware, practice tests, hands-on remote labs and certification exams. The syllabus will cover connected devices, networks, servers, storage andcloud computing. Read More …

EduSkill signs Nodal Center 31st August 2012
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EduSkill signs Nodal Center (Certiport Authorized Testing Center) for Microsoft Office Specialist in Mohali (Punjab), Amritsar (Punjab), Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) and Vellore (Tamil Nadu).

50% engg grads worse at English than Class 7 students 25th July 2012
Hindustan Times

India may be the biggest producer of engineering graduates across the world, but about half the number can't match Class 7 students of the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) when it comes to English grammar skills.

Nasscom, an IT industry body, pointed out this problem in 2011, when it stated that almost 50% of the engineers in India were unemployable. Only a meagre 25% of the graduates were found worthy of employment without in-house training.
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EduSkill delivers Training Kits in Hindi 12th July 2012

EduSkill delivers Training Kits in Hindi to be used as learning resource to train & empower digital literacy to Panchayati Raj, Haryana.

IBA approves vocational education loan scheme 12th June 2012
Live Mint The Indian Banks' Association (IBA) approved a vocational education loan scheme that provides an impetus to the country's skill mission, part of a thrust to improve the efficiency of the labour force and boost the economy.

With India targeting to teach skills to around 500 million people by 2022, the scheme will help not just students but also skill providers complaining of low enrolment due to financial reasons.

"IBA has finally approved the scheme and we see this as a very important ingredient to achieve the goal," said J.P. Rai, executive director, Prime Minister's National Council on Skill Development, confirming the development. Read more...
EduSkill becomes Knowledge Partner to Khazani Women's Polytechnic 31st March 2012

Khazani Women's Polytechnic, a social enterprise specializing in livelihood skill training and employment to empower women, partners with EduSkill for its knowledge products. KWP, with operations spread over Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, UP, MP and Bihar, will offer training to women using EduSkill's structured content.

Courseware delivered to Empower Pragati 28th July 2011

EduSkill delivers first lot of courseware to Empower Pragati (www.empowerpragati.in). Empower Pragati is a portfolio company of the National Skills Development Corporation of India (www.nsdcindia.org). NSDC partnered with Empower Pragati in 2010 to support the national scale initiative of employability.

EduSkill partners with LIQVID for EnglishEdge 4th June 2011
EduSkill has signed the Strategic Alliance Agreement with LIQVID for its EnglishEdge program. EnglishEdge is an award winning English Language Skills Program, innovatively designed by LIQVID in collaboration with BBC Active to help students speak English fluently, correctly with focus on improving diction and accent. With Fortune 500 Clients and top Training Institutions across the world as its partners, LIQVID is the fastest growing integrated eLearning content solutions company from India.

EduSkill invites existing training institutes to partner with us as a Business Associate and set up English Language Training (ELT) Labs using EnglishEdge program.

To become a Business Associate for English Language Training lab, click here.
Empower Pragati partners with EduSkill 21st Feb 2011

Empower Pragati, an India-based private sector social enterprise specializing in livelihood skill development and staffing solution, partners with EduSkill for training synergy and placement. Empower Pragati will provide employment to the youth trained by EduSkill for Empower Pragati rural BPO and/or for clients of Empower Pragati based on the assessment of the candidates and will also share their resources for mutual benefit.

EduSkill will promote the courses and programs offered by Empower Pragati and/or its associate company through 'EduSkill Approved Network' including acting as delivery partner for DRA training accredited by IIBF.

Empower Pragati is a portfolio company of the National Skill Development Corporation of India (www.nsdcindia.org). NSDC partnered with Empower Pragati in 2010 to support the national scale initiative of employability. Visit www.empowerpragati.in for more information.

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