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Signing of MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) between India & Japan

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On the occasion of the visit of the Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan to Tokyo, and concluded the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) on 17th October 2017.

2. The MoC was signed by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on behalf of the of Government of with Mr. Katsunobu Kato, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of in a solemn ceremony at the Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare in Tokyo, The MoC on TITP is expected to significantly expand the bilateral cooperation between and in the field of skill development. is the third country with which has signed the MoC as per the requirements of the Technical Intern Training Act scheduled to enter into force in November 2017.

3. In the bilateral Joint Statement issued during the visit of Prime Minister Shinzo Abes visit to in September 2017, the two Prime Ministers expressed confidence that synergy between Japans advanced technology and Indias rich human resources can transform both countries into new centres of production in the global industrial network. In this regard, they underscored the potential to further cooperate in human resources development and exchanges utilising such frameworks as Japans Technical Intern Training Program (TITP).

4. The MoC on TITP paves the way for sending Indian technical interns to for on-the-job training for a period of three to five years. As per Government of Japans data for end-2016, approximately 230,000 technical intern trainees from multiple countries are on training in In 2016, about 1,08,709 technical interns entered from various partner countries such as Vietnam, China and Indonesia that account for large numbers.

5. According to Ambassador of to Japan, Sujan R. Chinoy, there is scope for to enhance its participation in Japans Technical Intern Training Programme, thereby contributing to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modis vision of as the largest provider of skilled workforce for the world. The Technical Intern Training Programme is an ideal platform through which complementary strengths of and could be leveraged for mutual benefit. The technical interns trained in under the TITP would be an asset for the Skill initiative upon their return to

6. During the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to in November 2016, and had concluded an MoC on skill development under the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme" through the establishment of Japan-Institutes for Manufacturing (JIM) and the Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) in engineering colleges designated by Japanese companies in The Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme aims to train 30,000 persons over next 10 years with Japanese style manufacturing skills and practices. The first four JIMs were established in the States of Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in July-August 2017 respectively by Suzuki, Toyota, Daikin and Yamaha. The first Japanese Endowed Course (JEC) in was established in NBKR Institute of Science & Technology Andhra Pradesh by Meidensha Co. in September 2017.

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First Published: Wed, October 18 2017. 00:20 IST