Govt inks agreement with State of Victoria for vocational education

The Karnataka Government Friday inked a Vocational Training agreement with State of Victoria, Australia, for vocational education and skill building.

Last Updated: Jun 04, 2010, 15:03 PM IST

Bangalore: The Karnataka Government Friday
inked a Vocational Training agreement with State of Victoria,
Australia, for vocational education and skill building.

"Through this agreement we will work together to build on
existing capability of the Karnataka vocational education and
training workforce in areas such as leadership, management and
training: deliver advanced training skills in areas such as
sustainable construction and identify more partnering
opportunities for our educational institutions", Victoria`s
Minister for Education and Minister for Skills and
Workforce-Participation Bronwyn Pike, MP, said.

"Delegations from Karnataka and Victoria will develop and
complete an action plan in the first 90 days of the three year
agreement", she said.

"The agreement envisages sharing of faculty and sharing of
students", said Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri at Vidhan Soudha.

Kageri said the delegations would explore options to expand
collaboration to industries like aviation, construction,
retail, marine engineering, tourism, food processing, banking
and insurance and added that details on funding and other
issues were yet to be worked out.

The agreement encourages partnership between individual
training institutes between both countries and the courses
would include short, medium and long term ones, he said.

PTI