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NSDC signs MoU with Australian body ACPET

The Australian Council for Private Education and Training
(ACPET) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Skill
Development Corporation (NSDC).

The MoU, which was signed by ACPET CEO Claire Field and NSDC
CEO and MD Dilip Chenoy, includes a commitment to fostering the establishment
of partnerships between Australian and Indian education and training providers,
as well as exchanging information and perspectives on education, training and
skills development. The partnership also aims at contributing in up skilling of
500 million people in India by 2022.

NSW (New South Wales) Premier Barry O’Farrell speaking on
the occasion said, “Indian students make a significant contribution to the
academic, cultural and social life of NSW while studying at ACPET member
colleges, TAFE institutes and universities.”

“ACPET and the NSDC will work together to address the needs
of Indian individuals and industry, by seeking to link innovative training
providers with Indian partners across a range of industry areas,” he added
further.

Dilip Chenoy said, “The National Skill Development
Corporation is confident that the MoU between the NSDC and the Australian
Council for Private Education and Training would strengthen the growing
partnership between Australia and India in the skills training arena.”

ACPET CEO Claire Field said, “ACPET members have had a long
and mutually beneficial relationship with India, with more than 90 per cent of
Indian students coming to Australia choosing to enrol with a private
institution,” Ms Field said. ”Today’s agreement focuses on another equally
important aspect of this relationship, namely supporting ACPET members to work
with NSDC partners in meeting skills needs here in India.”

(From Left – ACPET CEO, Claire Field, NSW Premier Barry o’Farrel and Dilip Chenoy, CEO & MD, NSDC)

“We look forward to working closely with Mr Chenoy and his
team to meet the national challenge of training or upskilling 500 million
people throughout India by 2022. With the NSDC focusing on training for jobs in
21 key industry areas, there will be a multitude of opportunities for
collaboration between ACPET members and NSDC partners,” he added.

ACPET has 1,100 members delivering higher education,
vocational education and training and English language courses throughout
Australia, with approximately one third of its members are in New South Wales
(NSW).

By Abhay Anand

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