UK to support Punjab in Skill Development, also assured 3000 Trainers Training under MHRD – British Council joint project

British High Commissioner Dominic Asquith today pledged support and cooperation to Punjab government in the field of agriculture diversification, skill development and providing English language trainers. An assurance in this regard was given by the visiting delegation led by Asquith during a meeting with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here today, an official release said.

Asquith assured the chief minister that he would soon take up this matter with the British Council to include Punjab in their National Training for Trainers programme in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resources, to train nearly 3,000 teachers across the state during its three years course.

He said after this training module, if needed, another year will be exclusively devoted to further upgrade their skills in teaching English as per international standards.There will also be English teachers’ exchange programme between the United Kingdom and Punjab, the release said.

The chief minister sought cooperation from Asquith to help the state to start internationally accredited vocational training/skill development programmes to equip unemployed youth to be gainfully employed across the globe, the release added. Appreciating Punjab government’s initiatives for the skill development, Asquith promised to provide all possible support from UK.

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