India and Belarus today discussed ways to enhance collaboration in the area of vocational education and skill development. The issue was discussed during the meeting between Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Belarus Education Minister Karpienka Ihar here. Pradhan, who also holds Petroleum and Natural Gas portfolio, highlighted the aspect of creating an eco-system of trainers for which 50 existing institutes in India are being upgraded. "Assistance of Belarus will be invaluable in converting such institutions into centres for global excellence," the ministry said in a statement. The Belarus minister stated that his country has expertise in the field of vocational training, particularly in the manufacturing sector.
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