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GIZ-MSDE organizes workshop on Indo-German VET programme

Updated: Apr 25, 2018 08:51:26am

GIZ-MSDE organizes workshop on Indo-German VET programme

New Delhi, Apr 25 (KNN) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) organized an Indo-German Programme for Vocational Education and Training (IGVET) in the national capital today.

A joint initiative of GIZ and Ministry of Skill Development, IGVET applies cluster based approach for promoting cooperative workplace-based VET in India.  The project draws its inspiration from the German Dual VET model. German Dual VET system is one of the most successful VET model across the globe. 

GIZ will organize the workshop in three cities apart from Delhi – Bhiwadi, Aurangabad and Bangalore.

With an intention of generating a deeper understanding of this model amongst the partners of IGVET, especially with intention of appreciating those elements which can be easily replicated and adopted in Indian VET system, IGVET has pitched in a German expert to share insights on the German Dual VET model. 

Senior officials from GIZ, MSDE and representatives from industry associations participated at the workshop. The program coincides with government of India s skill development mission.

Alexander Schneider, Expert, APPLICATIO training and management GmBH, Germany, spoke about the role of chambers and industries in German Dual VET.

Highlighting the success of the Dual Vocational educational training program elsewhere in the world and its applicability in India, he said in Germany, because of the Dual Vocational training program, the rate of youth unemployment is as low as 7 per cent.

Schneider mentioned about the need for a customized approach for India considering the needs of the local industry and MSMEs.

He also talked about the apprenticeship program already being run by the Indian government.

N Ramesh Babu, Deputy Director, MSDE said India is keen on adapting the German System. If one was to compare the two systems, in Germany the power is with the industry Chambers whereas in India it is in the hands of government.

“In India it still is covered under Apprentice Act whereas in Germany it is in the form of formal Vocational training. There is a lot of scope for India to learn from the German model. Also there is a need to have a narrow and dedicated approach with proper consideration of the need of the industry and demography,” Ramesh Babu said.

Speaking of the challenges, he said it is essential to note that the MSMEs play a vital role in economy but when it comes to them playing their part in apprenticeship, it is negligible, the country needs to work on it.

Babu also stressed upon the need to have proper awareness among industries and need to encourage the MSMEs to look at the long term benefits.

The next workshop will be held in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan tomorrow. (KNN Bureau)


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