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Japan to provide on-the-job training to three lakh Indian youths

12 Oct 2017 | By Gogona Saikia

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)'.

In context: India approves Japanese MoC for intern training program

12 Oct 2017Japan to provide on-the-job training to three lakh Indian youths

ProgramTTIP is mutually beneficial to youths as well as Japan

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.

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'MoC will improve India's National Productivity'

Memorandum to be signed during Dharmendra Pradhan's Tokyo trip

DetailsMemorandum to be signed during Dharmendra Pradhan's Tokyo trip

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.