Germany, India sign agreement on dual vocational education and training

With the aim of focusing on the field of dual vocational education and training development of Indian students, Germany and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 17, 2018. The news agency UNI, quoting official sources as saying, “Under the provisions of the new agreement, the Indian students who complete specific training courses will obtain certificates that are recognized in India and facilitates its recognition in Germany.”

Skilling India

Laying emphasis on the Skilling India initiative of the Union Government, German Ambassador to India, Martin Ney said, “Growth must mean a job for the young generation.” What is more, the students who complete specific courses would now be eligible to apply for jobs in India and Germany. The genesis of the MoU was during an interaction between Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel back in 2015.

KP Krishnan, Secretary to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and German Minister, Johanna Wanka signed a joint declaration of intent as early as May this year and the joint working group of the two governments spelled it out in October this year. Citing German officials as saying, the report said the agreement has a significant importance on bilateral ties and will have youths in more ways than one because the entire mechanism is owned by the industry and will not be controlled by the Government. From the German side, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce Director General, DG Bernhard Steinruke signed the MoU.

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