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NOCN forges partnership with Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University

Both organisations agreed to work together to map common standards on job roles and skill training to enhance skills development on a national and global scale.

Following an introductory meeting, facilitated by Capable HR Solutions (an NOCN partner) in September (26/09/17), NOCN MD, Graham Hasting-Evans and team met with Raj Nehru, Vice of Chancellor of Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University, based in Gurugram in the Indian state of Haryana about areas of collaboration and international qualifications. Both organisations agreed to work together to map common standards on job roles and skill training to enhance skills development on a national and global scale.

HVSU is a new form of Indian university, focused on vocational and technical education and work-based learning. The institution specialises in level 6 (degree) and level 7 (masters) in key industry sectors with employer support, e.g. Automotive and Mechatronics, Cyber Security, Healthcare and care for the elderly, Banking and Finance, and the Indian Smart Cities Initiatives.

The aims of the partnership will help bridge the gap between academic excellence and industry know-how, to create industry ready resources at international level which will support the Government of India’s skills investment programmes, e.g. ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Start-up India’ program and preparing the Indian industry to compete on a global platform and adapting the best practices in skill development of UK and the European countries vocational systems in India.

An agreed output of the initial meeting was for NOCN to undertake a mapping exercise of HVSU Bachelor of Science Automotive Mechatronics Degree Programme with emphasis on the curriculum content, structure and vocational learning with the employer, which NOCN has produced an interim dossier of its findings and recommendations for the university, going forward in curriculum planning.

Last December in Delhi, India, the Vice-Chancellor, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the presence of Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director for and on behalf of NOCN and the Managing Director, NOCN India Skills Foundation and Col. Ashwani Joshi (RetD) MD of HR Capable Solution.

MOU report | Skills Reporter 13/12/17

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