The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has identified 42 lakh jobs, both blue- and grey –collar — about three lakh opportunities in Europe, about 26 in the Gulf and about 10 in Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland and the US — for skilled Indian job seekers. The Skill Ministry is partnering with 12 countries to make these jobs available to skilled Indians.
Additionally, the Ministry has also zeroed in on three lakh job vacancies for medical technical assistants in Japan, Australia, Germany, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UK and the US.
Indian skilled workers who have received training at the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras and Industrial Training Institutes (it is) will be matched with these job requirements and sent for the same.
Those who are found suitable for the job roles will be given the required training and also taught the required languages to be able to fit into the culture of the country they will be sent to.
The demand for nurses, food delivery personnel, welders, plumbers, construction workers and technical workers is high in the Gulf.
A working group has been put together in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs with their counterparts in the respective countries, to take things forward.
The Ministry also plans to bring further amendments to the National Apprenticeship Act 1961 and Apprenticeship Rules 1992, according to which undergraduates and school students are trained by companies. If the amendments are implemented, the number of apprentices will increase by 10-15 per cent.
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