MINSK, 20 September (BelTA) – A project to set up a Belarusian vocational training center in India is in the works, Belarus First Deputy Education Minister Irina Starovoytova told the media in Minsk on 20 September, BelTA has learned.
Indian specialists come to Belarus for internships and training programs at the National Institute for Vocational Education. “We are actively working on a project to set up a vocational training center in the Punjab state, India,” Irina Starovoytova informed. The center will focus on vocational and technical education for the promising economic sectors of India such as mechatronics, car manufacturing, and others.
Irina Starovoytova believes that Belarus has a well-developed basis, qualified teaching staff, and curricula. Belarus is ready to assist India in this area.
In 2018 Belarus joined the Skill India program initiated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is one of the results of the work to fulfill that tasks set by Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko following his visit to India in September 2017. During that visit the parties signed a memorandum of understanding on vocational education and training. Setting up the Belarusian vocational training center in India is one of the first steps towards the implementation of the memorandum.