The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India and the National Qualifications Authority (NQA), Government of United Arab Emirates desiring to enhance cooperation in the area of skill development and mutual recognition of qualifications, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 29th April 2016, aimed to enhance cooperation between the two countries on Skill Development and mutual recognition of qualifications to facilitate mobility of skilled workers from India to U.A.E.
SkillEd India in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under MOU signed on 19th September 2019, is jointly committed to do skill development projects in the Middle East and Europe.
There are two initiatives that are being currently envisaged by SkillEd India in Middle East – the first one pertains to certifying Indian and other nationality blue-collared expat workers with
Indian Qualifications via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Program of NSDC and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the other is a mega-initiative to setup Global Institute of Skills in UAE for GCC. This institute will focus on imparting training on Future Skills such as Robotics, AI and Machine Learning, Big Data, Virtual & Augmented Reality, primarily to nationals from GCC countries.
[*National Occupational Standards (NOS) describe best practices by bringing together performance criteria, knowledge and skills pertaining to a job role. A set of NOSs related to a specific job role is called Qualification Pack (QP). Qualification Pack for every Job Role is pegged at a NSQF Level.]
d. On 26th November 2019, Xtramix Group of Companies, NSDC, SkillEd India and Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) – under NSDC, entered into MOU to implement RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) orientation training and assessment of its construction workers. The program comprises of a two-day Orientation Training by KEDMAN Skilling Private Limited Trainers, followed by the Assessment by Assessors of IESC. NSDC will provide policy- related, monitoring and evaluation and certification support.
Xtramix Group of Companies, is an ISO certified company, and is a market leader in UAE, producing ready mixed Concrete, precast concrete and cement block products, with its registered office at P.O Box: 32020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Global Institute of Skills is proposed to be setup as a JV company in association with a prospective UAE Partner, Kunskapsskolan Sweden AB and Manav Rachna International University, India with implementation partners as SkillEd India and NSDC. The strategic blue-print of the proposed institute will be to offer short-duration programs on Rapid Technological Progresses. The proposed areas of coverage are:
In addition, the proposed Institute shall also focus on providing associated soft skills training on emerging socio-demographic shifts like:
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