Indian migrant workers to receive skills training
03 July 2012
For concise and recent immigration information watch our news.The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) has launched a number of projects which will help improve the skills and knowledge of Indian migrants who are looking for overseas employment; the goal is to ensure that India is a preferred source for highly skilled and qualified workers.
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While the project is currently in pilot phase in the northeastern states, by June of 2013 it will be upgraded to national level.
Another trial project by the MOIA, "Developing a Knowledge Base for Policy Making on India-EU Migration", will promote communication between India and the European Union on matters of migration; this project is co-funded by the European Commission.
'The objective of the project is to assemble high-level Indian-European Union (EU) expertise in major disciplines that deal with migration, such as demography, economics, law, sociology and politics with a view to building up migration studies in India.'
Lastly, a "Labour Market Assessment" project has been launched, which assesses a number of EU nations with the purpose of identifying which skill sets are required from migrant workers.
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