India, Japan sign MoC to expand bilateral cooperation in skill development
ANI | Updated: Oct 17, 2017 23:15 IST
Tokyo [Japan], October 17 (ANI): India and Japan on Tuesday concluded the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP), aimed towards expanding bilateral cooperation between both countries in the field of skill development.
Under the provisions of MoC, Indian technical interns will be sent to Japan for on-the-job training for a period of three to five years, who can then return to India as assets for the Skill India initiative.
According to Ambassador of India to Japan, Sujan R. Chinoy, there is scope for India to enhance its participation in Japan's Technical Intern Training Programme, thereby contributing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of India as the largest provider of skilled workforce for the world.
During Prime Minister Modi's visit to Japan in November 2016, India and Japan had also concluded an MoC on skill development under the "Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme" through the establishment of Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIM) and the Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) in engineering colleges designated by Japanese companies in India.
The first four JIMs were established in the States of Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in July-August 2017 respectively by Suzuki, Toyota, Daikin and Yamaha. The first Japanese Endowed Course (JEC) in was established in NBKR Institute of Science and Technology Andhra Pradesh by Meidensha Co. in September 2017. (ANI)