India, November , 2023: NSDC International, an enabler for global skilling solutions and We One, part of DP World, a global leader in providing smart end-to-end logistics solutions, today signed an agreement aimed at supporting the skill development and employment opportunities for the front-line workforce.
The agreement was exchanged between Honourable Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship of India, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, and His Excellency, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World in the august presence of Shri Sunjay Sudhir, the Honourable Ambassador of India to the UAE and Shri Satish Kumar Sivan, the Honourable Consul General of India to Dubai along with other officials.
The signing event comes in continuation of a Memorandum of Understanding inked in May 2022 between NSDC International and Hindustan Ports (a DP World Company) to establish the Skill India International Centre in Varanasi, as a global centre of excellence for skills. In line with this, DP World collaborated with NSDCI to set up the Skill India International Centre at Varanasi which provides front-line workforce with services such as skill training, counselling, mobilisation, pre-departure orientation, foreign language training, placement and immigration and post-placement support.
Speaking on the occasion Honourable Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship of India, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said that the agreement will create more avenues for global talent mobility, skilling and connecting Indian youth to relevant overseas employment opportunities. India is a reservoir of wide range of talent, he added. Shri Pradhan reaffirmed committed to fulfil aspirations of India’s youth and prepare them to drive economic prosperity, not only for India but also for global economies.
Addressing the eminent gathering, Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, COO NSDC and MD, NSDC International said, “We are a nation of abundant talent with our youth willing to learn more and aspire more, becoming the best in what they do. With this, at NSDC International, we have committed ourselves to build the potential of our young cadre and invest in their skilling, reskilling, and upskilling, making India the Skill capital of the World. And to take this vision forward, we are happy to collaborate with DP World for extending international employment prospects to young Indian skilled individuals.”
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Rizwan Soomar, CEO and MD, Middle East and North Africa and India subcontinent, DP World said: “Our collaboration with NSDC International is a testament to our shared vision of empowering the youth by providing them with quality training to impart employable skills and developing the next generation of skilled workforce. We remain committed to providing employment opportunities for the youth, augmenting their capabilities, and enhancing their job prospects. “
DP World’s commitment to this initiative has already been marked by the successful upskilling of more than 500 front line workers who are now working at facilities across United Arab Emirates.