Strengthening bilateral relations, India and Australia have joined hands to enhance skill development.In a meeting held here yesterday between Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Australian Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills Karen Andrews, it was decided to enhance India’s efforts towards skill development by paying rich dividends in utilising the demographic divide of India. “We have created the platform and are now moving towards enhancing scale and outreach with speed and establishing skill standards by promoting quality outcomes,” Mr Rudy said.Mr Rudy said that the Indian Government has been working in conjunction with Australia across several initiatives under skill development and wish to strengthen the engagement further by mapping qualification packs of transnational standards, which are admissible across both countries. ”We are looking at benchmarking our certificates with International standards. We also look at Australia, when we talk about training our trainers,” he said.Ms Andrews, who led a seven-member business delegation, said that concrete plans would be formulated after exchange of business delegations between the two countries. She said Australia can benefit from the young and skilled manpower of India. ”There is a huge market for adventure sports and tourism in Australia and we can certainly utilise skilled workforce from India to promote the same world over,” she added.
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