New Delhi: In order to provide a boost to the Skill India initiative of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, the government of Germany has pledged Rs. 22.6 crore for enhancing the industry institute partnership in the country to provide skills to the youth that will make them employable.
For this a joint memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and German International Cooperation (GIZ). As part of the MoU a new project shall be initiated in India focusing on skill development, and the project will run for three years starting from August 2016. The project is aimed at providing workplace-based vocational training to the youth working in industrial clusters in the country including those belonging to automobile sector, and electronics sector.
The project also includes technical assistance from Germany so the capacity of local training institutions can be enhanced and industry linkages can be strengthened.
The name of the project is Joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Skill Development and Vocational Education and Training (VET), and on the project the Union Minister of State for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the Indo-German partnership will strengthen the skill development initiatives of the government of India.