India, Germany sign agreement on vocational training

Aug 23, 2016 13:00 IST

India and Germany on 22 August 2016 signed an agreement to foster conditions that will help create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India's industrial clusters.

The agreement was signed between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and German International Cooperation (GIZ).

Highlights of the Agreement
• Under the pact, German technical assistance will be used to enhance industry institute partnerships between Indian and German organizations.
• It will help build capacity of local training institutions and foster industry linkages which will help adapt elements of the German dual system into the Indian context.
• It will initiate a new project focused on adapting elements of the German dual system in select industrial clusters in India.
• The project will run for three years starting August 2016 with a budget of 22.6 crore rupees made available by the German Government.
• It will be implemented in three selected clusters, which include the Automobile cluster in Maharashtra and Electronics cluster in Bangalore.

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