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Why countries like Switzerland, Singapore, Sweden and Japan are focused on making more Indians employable

The Economic Times (online), 22 October 2017 - Last week, India and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to send 3 lakh Indian workers for on-job training to Japan. Not too far away, two World Bank-backed schemes of Rs 6,655 crore for skill development got the government nod.

Around the same time in Sweden, a delegation led by minister Suresh Prabhu, while soliciting investments, also made a pitch to Swedish honchos to partner in skilling Indian workers. And last month, backed by the government, LinkedIn signed a pact with IL&FS Skills Development Corporation to roll out the first-ever platform to upskill blue-collar Indian workers and help them network and find jobs. Earlier, National Skill Development Council (NSDC) had joined hands with Google to train Indian app developers. Then, Asian Development Bank is helping roll out skill programmes from Himachal Pradesh to Odisha.

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Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/jobs/why-countries-like-switzerland-singapore-sweden-and-japan-are-focused-on-making-more-indians-employable/articleshow/61166678.cms

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