The Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL) at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS) has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for vocational training on new-age technologies.
During Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s recent visit to Singapore, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the two parties to enhance the skills among India’s workforce.
The two organisations will work together to develop and implement skill development programmes across emerging technology areas like Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. They will also cooperate and collaborate further especially in the areas of vocational training, training of trainers and assessors, and promoting life-long learning.
NUS-ISS through its eGL entre will provide advisory to NSDC and industry driven bodies known as Sector Skill Councils (SSCs). The centre will also develop strategies for incorporating emerging technologies into existing skill training programmes in India. The aim is to equip Indian workforce with Future Skills and secure employment in these emerging areas.
Speaking on the partnership Manish Kumar, MD &CEO, NSDC said, “NSDC endeavours to work closely with leading institutions like NUS to identify the future of skills and develop the required competencies in India. Currently there is a large demand for new age skills, which serves as a huge opportunity for our youth. I am sure that through this collaboration with NUS-ISS, we would create training opportunities that could fulfill the aspirations of our youth and help us keep pace with the technological changes in the world.”