In the 12th meeting of the Indo-German Joint Working Group to Promote Vocational Education and Training (VET) discussions were held for German standards. The meeting attempted to institutionalise a standard method for VET to satisfy the skill requirements in key industries. To determine the skill gaps, a skill mapping exercise will be conducted. Based on the results, bridge courses and upskilling programmes will be developed for the skill training of Indian workers.
The meeting was co-chaired by Mr Alexander Hochradel, Senior Policy Officer of division 222: ERASMUS; International Cooperation in Vocational Training, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and Dr K. K. Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
During the meeting, the two partner countries discussed establishing a framework for employer connect and getting an understanding of how skilled certified workers could participate in economic development,” reads the official statement. “Mutual accreditation of training providers in both countries through G2G, G2B, and B2B tie-ups with relevant institutions that have international standards for training, assessment, and certifications will also be undertaken.
The Federal Ministries of Education and Research (BMBF) and Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) spoke with NSDCI about the collection of employer mandates and demand requirements, including information on job descriptions, eligibility requirements, foreign language training, and curricula. For the Training of Trainers (ToT), Trainers of Assessors (ToA), foreign language training, and the creation of industry-relevant content and curriculum, BMBF and BMZ may also offer technical support.
Germany is one of India’s most important partners in Europe due to the strength of our bilateral relations, according to Dr KK Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. And the discussions held at the meeting will further solidify the ties between the two countries and ensure that we drive the economy by supplying the necessary support and talent through vocational education and training. From India to Germany, there is a lot of potential for workforce mobility.
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