Date: 19/05/2022

DP World inks MoU to develop Skill India International Centre at Varanasi

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently exchanged between NSDC International (NSDCI) and the Indian unit of DP World, Hindustan Ports Pvt. Ltd, to develop a Skill India International Centre at Varanasi and to skill Indian youth for pursuing overseas employment opportunities in logistics, port operations and allied areas. Skill India International Centre at Varanasi will impart skilling as per international standards, preparing the candidates for global markets, highlighted a release. 
The MoU was exchanged between Mr Ved Mani Tiwari, Director, NSDC International and Mr Mohammed Al Muallem, Executive Vice President, DP World and Director, HPPL, in the presence of Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of Education & Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr Rajeev Chandrasekar, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship & SMEs, UAE, and Mr Rizwan Soomar, CEO and Managing Director, DP World Subcontinent, among others.
The MoU signing was preceded by bilateral discussions chaired by Mr Pradhan and Dr Al Falasi. They explored ways to further invigorate bilateral engagements in skill development and entrepreneurship and to take the India-UAE CEPA to unprecedented heights. 
Skill India International Centres are aimed at providing high-quality training to Indian youth. The centres will host training facilities, providing skills as per the demand of international employers in countries like the UAE, Canada, Australia and other GCC regions. They will also have a wide network of partnering organisations and overseas recruiters to facilitate supply of skilled and certified workforce in other countries.  These partnering organisations will work with NSDCI for aggregating demand from overseas markets.  The centres will have services such as mobilisation, counselling, skill training, pre-departure orientation, foreign language training, placement and immigration, and post-placement support, said a release.   
Source: Exim News Service: Mumbai, May 18