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India and Australia discuss strengthening skill development
HRK News Bureau | New Delhi | Wednesday, 30 August 2017

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Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy met Australian Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews, to discuss the way ahead to make this happen.

India and Australia discuss strengthening skill development

Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy met Australian Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills  Karen Andrews, to discuss the way ahead to make this happen.

India and Australia are looking to join hands for enhanced skill development. A bilateral meeting between India and Australia, in New Delhi on August 29, saw Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (I/C), Skill Development & Entrepreneurship  and Karen Andrews, the Australian Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, discussing the subject. Andrews led a seven-member business delegation and discussed the strengthening of bilateral cooperation pertaining to skill development between the two countries.

During the course of the conversation, Andrews observed that Australia has an internationally recognised training ecosystem, which is appreciated by industries worldwide; and India, with its huge population and need for skills training, is positioned as a supplier of human workforce for the world, a vision championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rudy pointed out that India’s efforts to enhance employability of skills is paying rich dividends in utilising the demographic divide of India. “We have created the platform and are now moving towards enhancing scale and outreach with speed and establishing skilling standards by promoting quality outcomes,” he said.

“We have been working in conjunction with Australia across several initiatives under skill development, and we would now wish to strengthen the engagement further by mapping qualification packs of transnational standards, which are admissible across both countries. We are looking at benchmarking our certificates with international standard. We also look at Australia when we talk about training our trainers,” he added.

Andrews said concrete plans would be formulated after exchange of business delegations between the two countries. She said Australia can benefit from the young and skilled manpower of India. “There is a huge market for adventure sports and tourism in Australia, and we can certainly utilise skilled workforce from India to promote the same world over,” she mentioned.

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