The Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) has signed an agreement with India’s National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to develop projects and programs to promote the development of needed skills in India. “Initiatives under this [agreement] will be based on the transfer of knowledge from Canada’s colleges, institutes and polytechnics, which are experts in providing career-focused education for employment,” says ACCC CEO Denise Amyot. “Colleges and institutes create economic opportunities for Canadians and ACCC is pleased to assist India in addressing the challenges of its own skills gap.” ACCC will support the objective of India’s National Skills Policy: to provide required workforce and skills development for 500 million people by 2022.
TCS Insights: Such cooperation between nations will allow India to address its current skills gap and achieve their workforce development goals in the years to come. Canadian colleges create opportunities for citizens and the ACCC aims to bring such benefits to India.