The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to collaborate on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes. According to an official release, the MoU aims to focus on Australian training standards and delivery in sectors ranging across automotive, allied health, mining, IT, cyber security, renewable energy, logistics, supply chain and water management. Austrade’s Australia-India Future Skills Initiative team in India will execute on these actions with CII, the release said.
The Australia-India Future Skills Initiative is the Australian Government’s flagship programme which aims to support India’s workforce and skills development through partnerships with Australian vocational education, training and skills providers. The initiative aims to promote bilateral collaboration between India and Australia in the education and training sectors.
“The MoU is a great opportunity for our bilateral relationship and India’s workforce development. CII’s strong industry interface will see our skills collaboration go from strength to strength,” Leo Bremanis, Commissioner, Trade and Investment, Austrade, said.
Furthermore, Sougata Roy Choudhury, executive director, Skill Development and Livelihood, Industrial Relations, Affirmative Action and Rural Development, CII, said the collaboration will help to bring latest Australia based vocational programmes in India which will enable youth to get quality training and certification. “It is our endeavour to bring such International certifications in India helping youth to find good job opportunities within India and abroad,” he added.