Singapore/ New Delhi: To meet the rising demand for trainers and assessors in India’s skill development ecosystem, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) aims to establish state- of-the-art Trainer and Assessor Academies in the country.
To complement this development, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Temasek Foundation International are partnering NSDC on a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme to build capabilities of 300 education leaders and specialists who will establish and manage these academies across India.
This programme is supported by Temasek Foundation International with a grant of S$502,955.
To formalise this programme, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NSDC and SP is expected to be signed during India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Singapore from 31 May to 2 June 2018.
Speaking on the partnership Mr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “There is an urgent need for quality trainers and assessors across different sectors in India. To fulfill this requirement, we are happy to collaborate with Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Foundation International.
This will help us develop best in class framework for vocational training and quality assurance in India and will further help in scaling-up various initiatives under Skill India mission.”
The above engagement is in line with the larger collaboration between India and Singapore on skill development.
National Skill Development Corporation, under the aegis of Ministry of Skill
Development & Entrepreneurship, is one of its kind public-private-partnership which aims to catalyze creation of quality vocational training in India across different sector.
Since inception in 2010, NSDC has trained more than 15 million people and has created a robust training infrastructure through 350+ training partners and 39 Sector Skill Councils.
Today NSDC partners operates through 7000+ training centers spread over 550 districts across the country.
NSDC is also the implementing partners for several flagships programs under Government of India, including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kasuahl Kendra, Udaan, among others.