NSDC signed MoU with IITE and Children’s University to make India the Skill Capital of the World



• Partnership will provide additional skills to enhance the employable opportunities in local and international market

Gandhinagar (Gujarat), August 2022: National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a strategic implementation and knowledge partner for Skill India Mission, working under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, signed a MoU with two of the biggest universities in the country Indian Institute of Teacher Education (IITE) and Children’s University for multiple initiatives contributing towards making India the Skill Capital of the World.

The collaboration with Children’s University will focus on range of initiatives from providing various skills related to toy manufacturing, child psychology, social impact of toys on trainees & trainers, customized content as per target audience to enhance their employability skills in India and overseas. Where as the partnership with IITE will focus on upskilling the existing trainers, exploring placement opportunities available in domestic and international market and capacity building in the skilling and education ecosystem

The MoU was signed by Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer and Officiating CEO, NSDC and Dr Himanshu Patel, Registrar, IITE and Dr Ashok N Prajapati, Registrar, Children’s University in Gujarat.

Sharing his thoughts on the partnership, Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, COO and Officiating CEO, NSDC, said, “A step forwards towards making the India a Skill Capital of the world. These collaborations will not only give a boost the local manufacturing to meet the demand of toy industry, simultaneously create job opportunities in domestic and international market with existing skill sets of teachers. We will continue our journey of skilling mission to bridge the global shortage of skilled workforce.”

Talking about IITE’s commitment towards fostering skilling among Indian education system, Dr Harshad Patel VC, IITE, said, “We are excited to partner with NSDC to provide education and training to prospective teachers that aim at development of new integral development of teachers. The partnership will enable us to provide quality training to the teachers and up skilling them is the key work area that will help them to secure jobs in the local and the global market.”

He further added, “The Indian toy industry is only 0.5% of the global industry size indicating a large potential growth opportunity. India is a huge market for toys and games. Collaborating with NSDC will provide an access to up-dated manufacturing skills on new tech-based machines that will lead to expansion of toys manufacturing to meet the demand of national and international market.”

In association with IITE and Children’s University, NSDC can invest its energy to strengthen the eco-system of quality and certified trainers who can serve efficiently to meet the skill mission objectives. The participation with both the universities is designed to conceptualizing program in line with industry/market requirements, offer joint certification to successful trainees, collaborate with other industry players/education institutes to build and conceptualise programmes that meets the needs of trainees.