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NSDC and ILO forge strategic partnership to enhance Skill Development and Lifelong Learning

Newdelhi:28/5/24:Advancing the Skill Mission, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced a strategic partnership to advance skill development and lifelong learning in India and globally. This collaboration aims to empower individuals across the globe, by equipping them with essential competencies and qualifications, thereby enhancing employability and sustainable economic growth. Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE, and other officials of the Ministry were present at the event.

The MoU was signed by Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International, and Mr. Sangheon Lee, Director, Employment Policy, Job Creation and Livelihoods Department, ILO, reaffirming both organizations’ commitment to leveraging their strengths and expertise in talent development. This partnership is dedicated to developing effective policies, governance, and financing structures that will enhance skill development, both nationally and internationally. A key aspect of the partnership is the implementation of the Skill India Digital Hub (SIDH). This digital transformation will streamline skill development initiatives, enhancing their efficiency, accessibility, and global impact.

Speaking about the strategic partnership, Mr. Sangheon Lee said that combining NSDC technological capacity and ILO standard-setting functions, tripartism and global reach has the potential to significantly improve training access and quality globally. He also said that the partnership with NSDC will create a synergistic effect, amplifying the collective ability to lead the transformation of skills development, for greater social justice, not only in India but globally.

Promoting quality apprenticeships, work-based learning for employability and productivity, and the development of sustainable enterprises will be a cornerstone of this collaboration. By collaborating on data-driven approaches, ILO and NSDC aim to align skill development initiatives with the evolving demands of various industries.

In addition to policy development and data analysis, the partnership will prioritize the development and support of innovative learning programs. These programs will be designed to be flexible and inclusive, fostering adaptability among learners while ensuring that skills development remains relevant and accessible to all segments of society.

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