India`s state-run National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Sunday signed an agreement with Iran`s Technical and Vocational Training Organisation (TVTO) to jointly collaborate in skill development.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will stress on skill development so that a trained workforce can galvanise the economy, even as trade unions urged him not allow FDI in defence, railways and retail.
National Skill Development Corporation CEO and MD Dilip Chenoy faces the daunting task of training 150 million by 2022. In a chat with Uma Keni Prabhu, he decodes his blueprint of creating a sustainable skills development ecosystem.
Observing that access to elementary education would be a focus area in the 12th Plan, President Pranab Mukherjee said equal attention should be also provided to skill development of youth in large scale.
Recognising capacity building
as a key element in rebuilding of Afghanistan, India will help
the war-torn country in skill development programme and
employment generation initiatives under a pact signed today.
The government`s Skill
Development Initiative to give vocational training to 10 lakh
people in the next five years has taken off well and close to
two and a half lakh people have been trained so far under the