Indians comprise a large part of immigrants population of UAE. To strengthen this relationship further, India has signed a Member of Understanding with multiple companies to facilitate the economic and management support of TEJAS (Training for Emirates Jobs And Skills), a Skill India International project to train overseas Indians.
The signatory parties in MoU were India’s National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Gulf counties based EFS, Dulsco, Artificial Intelligence Organization, FutureMilez, Lulu International Exchange, EDI and Prime Health Group. The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Minister for Information and Technology Anurag Thakur at the Dubai Expo 2020.
On this occasion, Indian Minister said, “India’s youth not only contributes towards nation-building but also the largest skilled manpower in the world. TEJAS is launched to provide high-quality skills as per global standards. Even during the pandemic, the workforce has been skilled, certified and employed.”
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Apart from Anurag Thakur, the Education Minister and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan also took part in this event through video conferencing. The skill minister expressed confidence about India becoming the Skill Capital of the world. He said, “India will soon become the Skill Capital of the world. India’s skilled workforce is scripting India’s growth story and also contributing to the world economy.”
Skill bridge between India and UAE:
On the occasion, The Consulate General of India to Dubai Aman Puri said that TEJAS will act as a pathway between India and UAE.
TEJAS will build a link between India and UAE to enable the Indian workforce. Under TEJAS, Indian workforce will be equipped with the skills required for the market in the UAE.
The new project is expected to create a 10,000 skilled Indian workforce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during its initial phase. TEJAS is aimed at skilling, certification and employment of Indians in abroad. TEJAS is aimed at creating pathways to enable the Indian workforce to get equipped for skill and market requirements in UAE.
India’s engagement with EXPO 2020:
The 5 month long Dubai Expo, commenced in October 2021, has seen the participation of as many as 192 countries. 15 states and 9 union ministries from India have participated in this expo.