Siemens Signs Declaration of Intent for High-quality Vocational Training

By Sharada Prahladrao

Industry Trends

Siemens signed a Joint Declaration of Intent with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) to create framework conditions for high-quality training in India based on Dual Vocational Education and Training (Dual VET).  The emphasis would be on “Green Skills” in innovative, sustainable sectors and technologies such as renewable energy, e-mobility and energy-efficiency.  The joint project will be called “Skills for Sustainable Growth.”

With rapid technological changes taking place, it is critical that India is able to provide an industry-ready workforce. To realize this, upskilling, reskilling and cross-skilling are an imperative. The German Dual Vocational Educational Training methods will contribute significantly to this end. Siemens is pleased to partner with the MSDE and the BMZ in scaling up their skilling initiatives from currently 13,000 students a year to around 500,000 students by 2023.

Siemens in India has various ongoing programs in the area of skill development, focusing on creating industry-ready workforce, targeting trainees of Government ITIs and students of Government Engineering Colleges. The initiatives include Siemens Technical Academy and Dual VET at Government ITIs in partnership with Tata STRIVE, Siemens Scholarship program, and Centers of Excellence.

Keywords: Siemens, Vocational Training, India, Skilling Initiatives, Sustainable Growth, Joint Project, ARC Advisory Group

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