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Posted on Feb 19, 07:02PM | IBNS
Kolkata, Feb 19 : The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Association of Colleges, India (AoC India) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective of establishing partnerships between UK FE Colleges and representatives of key Indian Industries to facilitate best practices approach on education, training and skills development.
The MoU was signed by Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry, and Asha Khemka, OBE, Chair, AoC India Ltd.
"We welcome the MoU between CII and AoC India at such a historic moment as the British Prime Minister, David Cameron's official visit to India," said Banerjee.
"While supporting CII's own Skill Development Initiatives, aligned to the National Skills Development Agenda to skill 500 million people by 2022, this working understanding with AoC India, will further strengthen bilateral ties between India and UK and make way for more symbiotic relationships in the future.
"It is a show of solidarity to the skill development initiatives of the country," said Banerjee.
Spokesperson from Association of Colleges in India, said: "I'm delighted that we will be signing this agreement with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), especially at such an auspicious time as a visit from British Prime Minister, David Cameron."
"The UK Further Education sector's quality, experience and expertise makes us ideally placed to help meet Indian industry's dynamic aspiration to develop a highly-skilled workforce.
"This memorandum of understanding will help us to establish close links between UK Colleges and Indian partners in the industrial and training sectors, and gives us a key role in supporting the development of India's skills landscape," the spokesperson said.
"The possibility for collaboration lies in a wide variety of areas such as leadership development, teaching expertise and training, curriculum development and the design and implementation of apprenticeships.
"This new agreement paves the way for further and closer working relationships that will see benefits not only for the economy but also the future growth of India's skills sector," said the spokesperson.