The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajeev Pratap Rudy on 5 April 2016 launched Transnational Skill Standards in New Delhi.
On this occasion, 2 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and Association of Colleges (UK) and NSDC and UK Awarding Organization City & Guilds and Pearsons Education.
These MoUs were signed to enable sharing of best practice, staff exchange and development of new models to increase employer engagement and investment in skills in India.
Features of Transnational Skill Standards
• Aim: It was launched with the aim to support Make in India and Skill India initiatives and to align domestic skill standards with that of best practices recognized globally.
• India-UK Partnership: These Transnational Skill Standards are benchmarked to United Kingdom across 82 identified job roles.
• India chose UK standards to benchmark Indian Skills standards since all the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries recognize UK skill certification.
• The Transnational Standards will highlight the gaps in Indian Standards against the UK standards. To cover the gaps, those intending to migrate, will undergo bridge training.
• The Further Education Colleges (FE) of the United Kingdom will partner with Indian Training Providers to impart training on bridge courses.
• FE Colleges will set up Skill Academies of Excellences in the identified sectors in India.
• The training will be provided in several economic activities including agriculture, life science, healthcare, capital goods, textiles, hospitality, information technology, etc.
• Advantages: Transnational Skill Standards will support international mobility of Indian workforce and also prepare them to work in international companies having their operations in the country.
• These standards are expected to bring more quality in vocational education which will open more avenues for employment across countries for the youth.
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Where: New Delhi
When: 5 April 2016