Skill India: The second batch students of Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) at the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) will be sent to Japan. A total of 17 candidates will be leaving for Japan by end of February. Among them, five candidates have been trained as Care Workers, and 12 candidates in Machine Maintenance. These Care Worker professionals are India’s first batch to Japan in this job category.
The candidates, who have been trained as Care Workers by NAVIS Nihongo, do internship in nursing homes and hospitals in Japan. They will be given stipend in accordance with the Japanese wage norms.
India had also sent another group of 17 candidates to Japan in July and September 2018. These candidates are currently undergoing internship in leading electronic equipment and agricultural organisations, Skill India said in a statement.
“Skill Development is emerging as an important field of bilateral cooperation between India and Japan. Technical Intern Training Program holds the promise of fueling the Indian economy by transfer of Japanese best practices, said Juthika Patankar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Patankar said Japan will get a rich pool of skilled workforce from India in sectors such as health care, maintenance, electrical among others. “The program will help in synergising India’s demographic dividend and Japan’s capital and technology to realise the true potential of the India-Japan economic partnership for a prosperous future,” she said.