India, Germany ink agreement on vocational training
India and Germany have signed an agreement on vocational training that aims to foster conditions to create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India’s industrial clusters.
The agreement was signed between the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and German International Cooperation (GIZ).
Features of Agreement
- Technical assistance will be used to enhance industry institute partnerships between Indian and German organizations.
- It will help to foster industry linkages and build capacity of local training institutions which will help to adapt elements of the German dual system into the Indian context.
- Under it, a new project focused on adapting elements of German dual system in India in select industrial clusters will be initiated.
- This project will be implemented in three selected clusters in India. It includes Automobile cluster in Maharashtra and Electronics cluster in Bangalore.