Transforming the skill ecosystem in Maharashtra: The Government of Maharashtra facilitates GIZ skills project

  • 15 July, 2019
  • Pan-India

On the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day 2019, Mr. Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar, Honourable Minister of Labour & Skill Development, Govt. of Maharashtra, recognised GIZ for its contribution in strengthening the skill ecosystem in the state.

With the goal to create a demand-driven, workplace-based vocational education and training (VET) system, the Indo-German Programme for Vocational Education and Training (IGVET) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) works in close collaboration with the public and private sector actors in India. The project engages with industrial associations in six different industrial clusters and supports them to identify skill demands, facilitate collaboration with public actors, design industry-led training programs and curricula, raise the quality of training, facilitate career guidance programs and match companies and learners for apprenticeships.

During the event, Honourable Governor of Maharashtra, Mr C Vidyasagar Rao highlighted how the programme is supporting the Indo-German Cooperation in transforming the skill ecosystem in India and creating better opportunities for youth.

The GIZ skills project acts as one of the key partners of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Maharashtra supporting them in upgrading the skilling ecosystem in Maharashtra specially in Aurangabad with a focus on the Govt ITIs. The government extended their thanks to Mr Noor Naqschbandi, Head of Programme, Private Sector Development for teh project's outstanding commitment and dedicated support as an industry partner in upgrading the training facilities at Industrial Training Institutes in the state of Maharashtra.

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