India to send 3 lakh youths to Japan for on-job training

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Oct 2017 09:01:32



INDIA will send three lakh youth to Japan for on-job training for 3-5 years as part of the Government’s skill development programme, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Wednesday.

Japan will bear the financial cost of the skill training of Indian technical interns. The Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister said the Union Cabinet has approved signing of Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on the ‘Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)’.

The MoC, he said, is expected to be signed during his three-day visit to Tokyo starting October 16.
“TITP is an ambitious program to send Three Lakh Indian technical interns to Japan for on the job training for a period of three to five yrs,” Pradhan said in a tweet. He said the youth will sent for training in the next three years with Japanese financial assistance. “Each skilled youth going there will have a tenure of 3-5 years. These youth will work in the Japanese ecosystem and get employment opportunities there along with accommodation facility,” the minister said.

About 50,000 of them may also get jobs in Japan, he added. The selection of the youth will be done in a transparent manner according to Japanese requirements. “When these youth return from Japan they will contribute to our industry as well,” the minister said. An official release said the MoC is expected to pave the way for bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the area of skill development.

Meanwhile, giving a major push to the Skill India initiative, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved two schemes envisaging an investment of Rs 6,655 crore and gave nod to a proposal to send 3 lakh youth to Japan for on-job training.

Briefing reporters about the Cabinet meeting, Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the two schemes Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (Sankalp) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (Strive) will be supported by World Bank. The minister also said that during his forthcoming visit to Japan he would be signing a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on the TITP under which three lakh youth would be provided on-job training for three to five years with Japanese assistance.