The skills conclave offered a particular focus on how to help upskill the more disadvantaged in India, as well as providing training for hands-on roles based on competencies as well as examinations.
While an alignment with the “Make In India” initiative will help to improve the nation’s skill base, there is also a real focus on how to empower women in engineering. Currently less than 30% of female engineering trainees in India go on to seek employment and this is something that it is hoped will be addressed in the future so as to prevent this ongoing skills drain.
Not only was Chris able to use the platform to further increase awareness of TWI in India, but also build links with other agencies and companies, including Bharat Forge whose Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme is large and potentially accessible to TWI.
India is increasingly being seen as a global potential source of young engineers due to the country’s youthful demographic and TWI are perfectly poised to play an even more important part in its future training and skills development.
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