Japan to provide on-the-job training to three lakh Indian youths
India has said it will send three lakh youths to Japan for on-the-job training of three-five years as part of the government's skill development program. Japan will bear the training costs, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. The announcement came after the Union Cabinet approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with Japan on the 'Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)'.
The Japan International Training Cooperation Organization describes TITP as "an initiative that provides training…in industrial society to both youths and adult workers from all countries". Benefits are many, it says: trainees will advance their careers and contribute to the development of industries, reform of quality management etc. Japanese Implementing Organizations will, meanwhile, have strengthened relationships with overseas companies and contribution to production, among others.
The MoC will pave the way for Indo-Japan bilateral cooperation in the area of skill development & will improve India's National Productivity— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) October 11, 2017
Pradhan confirmed selection of the youths will be done in a transparent manner according to Japanese requirements. They will get employment opportunities as well as accommodation facility. At the end, about 50,000 will likely get jobs in Japan. The MoC will be signed during Pradhan's upcoming Tokyo visit starting October 16. It is expected to pave the way for bilateral cooperation in skill development.