CII delegation heads to study Filipino model on skill development

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 27, 2013 Published on January 27, 2013

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamil Nadu, is taking a delegation of senior industrialists and academicians to Manila, Philippines, to study that country’s model on skill development.

A.W. Rabi Bernard, a Member of Parliament, will lead the delegation, which will visit the Philippines on January 28 and 29. The delegation is co-led by Narayan Sethuramon, Vice-Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu State Council, and Managing Director of W.S. Industries (India) Ltd.

The delegation will study the Philippines model on skills development called Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), which has succeeded in the development of the Filipino workforce with competence and positive work values. It has got various training centres across the Philippines. This has been one of the reasons for many multinational firms choosing Filipino workforce in the recent past, says a CII press release.

The delegation will meet TESDA officials and also visit skill training centres, institutions in that country to study the best practices on skills training and technical education.

Rabi Bernard said that delegation would also explore collaboration with leading institutes on skills training and research in technical education. The Tamil Nadu Government has a plan to provide skills training to 20 million persons over the next 11 years under the Vision 2023 programme announced by the Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the release said.

Published on January 27, 2013
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