Strengthening its skill development initiatives, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) recently signed a pact with Australia’s largest provider of vocational education and training, Technical and Further Education (TAFE), South Australia and Heraud Education and Training.
“This is a first-of-its-kind collaboration where a vocational education and skill training college is being established in India, where the curriculum will be based not only on the Indian framework, but also transnational standards,” says Dilip Chenoy, MD and CEO, NSDC.
Participants can re-skill or upskill themselves for industries like automotive, retail, healthcare, construction, telecom, IT/ITES at this college. On offer will be two-month courses for dropouts, existing students and currently employed workforce. The college will also train entry level resources for basic roles and to upskill employed workforce.
Apart from this, there will be nine to 12-month employment-oriented courses delivered in partnership with industry partners. These will have a heavy component of hands-on training. The institute will also offer specialisation skill courses for existing students enrolled in engineering colleges.
On successful completion of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate by SSC and TAFE respectively.
This certificate will not just be recognised in India and Australia but also globally, enhance job prospects of the participants. NSDC will fund approximately 74% of the total project cost to operationalise the project.
As per the plan approved by NSDC, Australia aims to skill approximately 83,500 students in the next 10 years.