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March 23, 2018

Australia-India to deepen engagement in skill development, capacity building of 4 Lakh on cards

New Delhi : Australia will collaborate with India to build capacity of 4 lakh Indian professionals over the next few years, as the two nations look to deepen engagement in skill development.

Australias Minister for Education & Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, made the announcement here and said the programme would also look at scaling up the number of apprentices in India. Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that Prime Ministers of Australia and India have made skill development a priority area of engagement in multiple sub-domains such as skill delivery, quality assessments and creation of Transnational Standards to ensure international mobility of India’s workforce. He was speaking at the 4th Australia India Skill Conference 2017 held in conjunction with visit of Prime Minister of Australia to India.

“Given the large number of Indian youth entering the workforce each year, India has to look at successful skill delivery models from Australia,” said Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

The conference was organised by Confederation of Indian Industry in partnership with Department of Education & Training, Government of Australia, under the ambit of the Australia India Education Council.

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