30,000 Indian students to get Japan style skill development training in next 10 yrs

On his most recent visit to Japan at the invitation of H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, further extended educational ties within two countries.

The two Prime Ministers held wide-ranging consultations on 12 November 2016, in Tokyo, during which they undertook a comprehensive review of the Special Strategic and Global Partnership as outlined in the “India and Japan Vision 2025” set forth on 12 December 2015. They acknowledged the significant progress in bilateral relations over the past two years since Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Japan in August-September 2014.

In a major boost to India’s skill development programme, the two Prime Ministers decided to cooperate on the human resource development in the manufacturing sector in India through “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme.” This programme will enhance the manufacturing base of India and contribute to “Make in India” and “Skill India,” through training 30,000 persons over next 10 years with Japanese style manufacturing skills and practices through the establishment of the Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIM) and the Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) in engineering colleges designated by Japanese companies in India in cooperation between the public and private sectors. The first three JIMs under the Programme would start in summer 2017 in the States of Gujarat, Karnataka and Rajasthan.

FACT: 30,000 people in 10 years. Means 3000 people will be trained in one year, which further means that 1000 people will be trained at one center. What are the after results of the training? Will they be given employment?  Are their jobs assured?

The area of skill development was a “missing piece” in the otherwise close relations between the two countries. Hence, the decision on skill development is one of the “biggest outcome” of the talks after the landmark- Nuclear Deal.

Hon’ble Modi added, “Our dialogue in regard to training and skills development has broken new ground, and is an important component of our economic partnership.”

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