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India strengthens partnership with Germany on skills agenda
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India strengthens partnership with Germany on skills agenda

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New Delhi, Nov 2: The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship on Saturday signed two major agreements with Germany which will give special emphasis to enhancing the quality of trainees thus enabling them to gain and apply further technology skills and subsequently help them to find employment in innovative, sustainable sectors and technologies including renewable energy, e-mobility and energy-efficiency.

Sharing his thoughts on joining hands with Germany, Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said, 'Germany has been one of countries which is on top of the manufacturing and innovation pyramid and continues to develop most high-end products. It has some of the best working models in sustainable workforce development which is the reason for the country’s economic progress. This partnership with Germany will help strengthen our skill development initiatives.'

The agreements include Joint Declaration of Intent (JDoI), along with Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (hereinafter referred to as BMZ), and one DoI was with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for Cooperation in the field of Skill Development and Vocational Education and Training. The second was signed for Dual VET initiative marking Sustainable Growth of Skills with Siemens Limited, India.

The agreements are a significant step in the direction of creating a conducive framework for skill development and vocational education and training for inclusive and sustainable growth, according to an official statement here. (UNI)