World Skills 2015: Manish Sisodia in talks with education ministries of various countries
In a chain of events, Delhi Government has collaborated with education ministries of Finland, Brazil, UK and Germany with an objective of adopting best ideas and practices for empowering skill education within the framework of Indian Educational System.
"The pioneers of the skill education from across the world including Finland, Brazil and United Kingdom are being roped in to partner with the Delhi Government in transformation of the overall education in the city," an official statement was quoted.
Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, is currently involved with the World Skills 2015 at Sao Paulo, Brazil with focus light on understanding the advantages and prosperity of skills and technical education.
"Sisodia held discussions with the senior officials of the Ministry of Education, Finland, Finnish National Board of Education, Finnish Academy for Skills Excellence, Hame University of Applied Sciences to explore the possibility of institutional level tie-ups and to adopt the best practices in the world," the statement said.
"During his visit to SENAI, Mariano Ferraz Campus, Sao Paulo, he held detailed discussions with the top management, faculty and research administrators about setting up of Delhi Skills University on the lines of SENAI, which has current enrolment of over seven lakh students. A MoU between Delhi Government and SENAI is expected shortly," it added.
Sisodia also had a long conversation with World Skills President Simon Bartley and David Hoey, CEO about the interface of employment-oriented and technically-updated vocational education. With a steady participation of India in the 43rd World Skills Competition being held in Brazil from August 11-16,we strive to bring a new initiative back at home for prosperity and growth.
"The Deputy Chief Minister has also initiated discussions to host World Skills Competition 2021 in Delhi. The next edition of Competition will take place in 2017 at Abu Dhabi," the statement said.