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NSDC inks 13 skill development MoUs with Canada institutions

The objectives of these MoUs are for starting Academies of Excellence for creating trainers and assessors, and to work with Canadian Sector Skill Councils for creation of transnational standards for skills development.

Each Canadian college will be paired with an Indian partner focused on a specific sector such as aviation, healthcare or agriculture. The Indian partner will pay the colleges for their services, which could include curriculum development, education for Indian trainers and assistance with accreditation systems. The colleges will work through centres of excellence overseas that have been established by India?s National Skill Development Corporation.

“The transfer of knowledge between India and Canada will enhance our capabilities and help us become ready for jobs across both the countries and still maintain quality standards for industries. We are honoured to be partnering Canada on the skills agenda,” MoS (Independent Charge) Skills Development & Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, according to a release issued by NSDC. The Minister was not present at the MoU signing ceremony.

NSDC MD & CEO Dilip Chenoy, who was present here, said: “These MoUs are a part of the ongoing collaborations that we have been having with various developed and developing countries across the world such as Australia, Germany, Iran, US, UK, etc. adopting best practices from each. This will help us prepare a workforce that will be industry ready not only for India, but for the world”. Moreover, pitching for Canadian investment for his ‘Make in India’ initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the day held a meeting with Canada’s business leaders.

“Business before breakfast PM @narendramodi meets bankers, pension fund managers & pitches for investments from Canada,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted after Modi held a roundtable conference with them. Modi was accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper during the meeting.

“Demand to do business with India has gone up exponentially; India now on top of our list - Canadian investors to PM,” he said.
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