MoU for employability skill courses signed

Around 35,000 trainees to benefit in Himachal Pradesh

Tribune News Service

Shimla, November 24

The Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Department signed an MoU with the Future Right Skills Network today to facilitate training of employability skill courses in 138 Government Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in the state.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), a collaborative effort by Accenture, Cisco and JP Morgan, was facilitated by non-profit Quest Alliance for the training of trainers. It was signed by Vivek Chandel, Director, Technical Education, Sundernagar, and Venugopal Thirumalpad, Director, QUEST Alliance, Bengaluru.

Around 35,000 trainees in the state will benefit from the MoU. Quest Alliance shall bear all expenses and there will be no financial implication on the state.

In the first phase, 10 identified master trainers will be trained using the curriculum, which will further train the instructor in-charge of the employability skills curriculum in all government ITIs in collaboration with Quest Alliance. The program intervention will consist of employability skills curriculum training with 50 hours of engagement via virtual and physical models such as webinars, reading materials, video courses and assignments.

The intervention through the Quest App will provide more than 90 hours of training to instill skills in employability, digital literacy and fluency and workplace readiness.

The strategic goal for partnership for over the next three years is to equip trainers and trainees in India with critical skills as they transition into the world of skilled workforce.

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