Delhi Government to set up skills university; tie ups with UK, Germany, Finland and Brazil on the cards

  • DELHI GOVT INITIATES DIALOGUE WITH UK, GERMANY, FINLAND AND BRAZIL FOR SKILL & TECHNICAL EDUCATION
  • DELHI IS SET TO GET SKILLS UNIVERSITY IN COMING DAYS
  • DEPUTY CM MANISH SISODIA PARTICIPATING IN WORLD SKILL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

New Delhi: 14/08/2015

Delhi Government has initiated a high level dialogue with the Education Ministries of Finland, Brazil, UK and Germany. The key focus of the dialogue is Skills and Technical Education. The dialogue is aimed to adopt the best practices and systems of the world in setting up of the Delhi Skills University later this year.

The pioneers of the Skill Education from across the world including Finland, Brazil and United Kingdom are being roped in to partner with the Delhi Government in transformation of the overall education in the national capital.

Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr Manish Sisodia is currently participating in the World Skills 2015 at São Paulo, Brazil. The Government of NCT of Delhi is on course to make Skills Education a dignified and futuristic field for the students of Delhi.

The World Skills Competition takes place every two years and is the world’s largest and most important competition in the field of vocational education. Represented by the best students chosen through the national competitions in their countries, the competition showcase individual and group technical abilities to carry out the specific tasks that they are being trained in and will work with in future. Competitors from 57 countries simulate real work challenges that must be completed to international standards of quality.

Besides emphasizing the importance of vocational education to students, companies as well as governments , the Competition also presents an opportunity for industrial and governmental leaders and experts to gather and exchange information on the best practices in vocational education.

The 43rd World Skills Competition is taking place at São Paulo, Brazil from 11/8 to 16/8. 1192 competitors from 57 countries are participating. The Competition is being co-organized by World Skills International along with the National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI), which is one of the five largest complexes of vocational education in the world.

India is participating in 27 skills competition with contingent of 29 competitors. Dy CM, Delhi congratulated and cheered up the Indian contingent.

The delegation of Delhi Government led by Shri Manish Sisodia had detailed discussions with World Skills President Simon Bartley  and David Hoey, CEO about expansion of meaningful and job oriented vocational and technical education in Delhi. Dy CM also initiated discussions to host World Skills Competition 2021 in Delhi. The next edition of Competition will take place in 2017 at Abu Dhabi.

Mr Sisodia held discussions with the senior officials of the Ministry of Education , Finland, Finnish National Board of Education , Finnish Academy for Skills Excellence, Hame University of Applied Sciences to explore the possibility of institutional level tie-up and to adopt the best practices in the world.

During his visit to SENAI, Mariano Ferraz Campus, São Paulo, Mr Sisodia held detailed discussions with the top management, faculty and research administrators about setting up of Delhi Skills University on the lines of SENAI, which has current enrollment of over seven lakh students. He also interacted with the students of SENAI in their classrooms. An MoU between Delhi Government and SENAI is expected shortly. The visit is being coordinated by the senior officers of Indian Embassy, Brazil and the Indian Consular General at São Paulo.

Deputy Chief Minister also visited the São Paulo University and held meeting with the President and Senior Members of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo.

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