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MEA, MSDE to skill Indians seeking jobs abroad

MoU will institutionalise an outline to deliver skill training to lakhs of Indians who go abroad to work

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Publish Date: Jul 2 2016 3:58PM | Updated Date: Jul 3 2016 2:26PM

MEA, MSDE to skill Indians seeking jobs abroad

 Ministries of External Affairs, and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has signed a deal to implement Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY).

 
It is a scheme designed to offer skill development to Indians seeking jobs overseas. 
 
MoU will institutionalise an outline to deliver skill training to lakhs of Indians who go abroad to work every year. 
 
Speaking on the occasion, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Indian emigrant workers, , were exploited due to lack of requisite skills, especially in Gulf through recruitment agents. 
 
Terming the scheme as a "milestone" for Indian workforce seeking employment overseas, she added that acquiring skills raises employability and earning potential. 
 
PKVY is the of the MEA in partnership with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), which is planning to train and give certification of Indian workforce in select sectors and job roles to facilitate o employment opportunities in foreign countries, a statement said. 
 
As part of the agreement, potential emigrant workers may take work-related skill training under PMKVY or any other related government skill programme, which will adopt transnational standards.