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India launches skill standards which have global recognition; benchmarks them to UK Standards

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In the quest to align to skill standards which are recognised globally, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) along with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and UK- India Education and Research Initiatives (UKIERI) announced the launch of “Transnational Skill Standards” in India. These standards in skill development are benchmarked to United Kingdom across 82 identified job roles.

The event saw signings of Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) that will enable sharing of best practice, staff exchange, and development of new models to increase employer engagement and investment in skills.Commenting on the partnership, Rudy said, “Standardisation of vocational education is crucial in bringing about a level in the efficiency of the skilled workforce. It is our endeavour that we benchmark the standards so as to support international mobility of Indian workforce and also prepare them to work in International Companies establishing their operations in the country.”  Gracing the occasion was also the British High Commissioner India, Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG who said, “India and UK have been collaborating on skill development since a long time now and this is yet another effort to bring more quality in vocational education which will open more avenues for employment across countries for the youth.”