MHI- MSDE sign MoU to facilitate training in Engineering Trades

Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for creating a collaborative ecosystem, which will imparting skill development training in capital goods sector.

Key Points

  • Partnership between MHI and MSDE aims to facilitate training in several engineering trades.
  • Training will be facilitated through Qualification Packs (QPs), that have been developed by MHI related Sector Skill Councils (such as Infrastructure, Automotive, Instrumentation and Capital Goods).
  • Such QPs have been developed under phase two of the “Scheme for Enhancement of Competitiveness” in Capital Goods Sector.

Phase two of Scheme for Enhancement of Competitiveness

  • Under the phase two of initiative, a new component to promote skilling in Capital Goods sector has been introduced, in order to cater futuristic industrial requirements.
  • New component has been introduced through creation of Qualification Packs for Level 6 and above.
  • Under this component, MHI is promoting skilling in Capital Goods sector by creating QPs for skill levels 6 and above.

Funding support

Under this scheme, MHI will provide 100% funding support to MHI Sector Skill Councils (SSCs), in order to develop new Industry Led National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) Level 6 and above QPs. MHI SSCs will also deploy developed QPs for up-skilling the existing manpower in industries, after the development of QPs. This shall be done in association with MSDE and NSDC. MHI will also provide linkage between Industry associations and SSCs to impart skilling to over 70,000 individuals in three years.

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