MoU with Japan on training of skilled workers

New Delhi: The Government of India and The Government of Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in January, 2021 on a basic framework for partnership for proper operation of the system pertaining to “Specified Skilled Worker”. Under this MoC, skilled Indian workers from fourteen sectors viz. nursing care; building cleaning; material processing industry; industrial machinery manufacturing industry; electric and electronic information related industry; construction; shipbuilding and ship-related industry; automobile maintenance; aviation; lodging; agriculture; fisheries; food and beverages manufacturing industry and food service industry have been identified for enhanced job opportunities for skilled Indian workers in Japan.

Earlier, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) for a period of 10 years on the “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme”In November 2016,. As on date, the Japanese Industry based in India has launched 13 JIMs (Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing) and 5 JECs (Japanese Endowed Course) under Manufacturing Skill Transfer Programme.

MSDE and the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (Government of Japan) signed an MoC in October, 2017, inviting candidates from India to Japan under the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP). The MoC was signed with the objective to significantly expand the bilateral cooperation between India and Japan in the field of skill development. It aims to transform India’s skill ecosystem by sending and accepting technical interns from India to Japan, thereby enabling Indian industries to imbibe the best practices of Japanese industries. So far under the TITP, India has sent 220 candidates to Japan under various sectors such as Agriculture, Construction, Manufacturing, and healthcare.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development andEntrepreneurship Raj Kumar Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


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