Skill development in Port and Maritime sector
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MoU for skill development in Port and Maritime sector signed between the Ministry of Shipping and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
- As per the MoU, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship(MSDE) will cooperate in development of course curriculum, National Occupational Standards,content, etc. for Cruise Tourism,Logistics, Fisheries,Ship building,Ship repair and ship breaking, Dredging, Offshore supply chain etc.
- It will also leverage its existing infrastructure such as ITIs, NSTIs and PMKK and PMKVY centers to train manpower required as per the skill gaps of the coastal districts. MSDE will also help inmobilizing private sector/CSR funding for skill development in the port and maritime sector and facilitate port and maritime sector in TVET agreements signed for skill development with international partners.
- The support in funding the implementation of various skilling initiatives wherever applicable and feasible under the Sagarmala Mission will be extended by the Ministry of Shipping (MoS).
- Under the partnership, MoS will facilitate implementation of activities related to skill development and upgradation not only through institutions under MoS and autonomous bodies but also through the involvement of private sector.
- MoS will facilitate the identification and availability of infrastructure that can be leveraged for development of skill development centers and utilization of the same as In-situ Training hubs.
- This would include developing 5-10 shipping cabins to deploy remote training and practical whereby instead of investing in developing classroom training infrastructure, some ships can be customized with mobile classrooms to deploy training to remote areas.
- To implement the skill training based on the need of the industry and youth aspiration, the Ministry of Shipping is collaborating with different Ministries and agencies who have been involved in skills training for a long time.
- Skill development of coastal communities is an important objective of the Sagarmala programme and a budget of Rs.100 Cr. has been allocated for coastal community development activities.
Significant outcomes expected under the MoU
- Facilitating development of port and maritime sector through TVET agreements signed for skill development with international partners
- Providing best practices from relevant institutions in public and private sector pertaining to teaching aids, continuous lifelong learning, recognition of prior learning, teaching methodology, qualifications, credits, technology use, learning systems and research, etc. in the skill development field
- Facilitating the enhancement of skill levels of personnel in priority areas through setting up of Trade Specialization Centers/Centres of Excellence especially for Ports & Maritime sector
- Setting-up Multi-skill Development Centres for higher order skills in collaboration with DGT or NSDC through PPP model for skill training
- Facilitating Training of Trainers (ToTs) and Training of Assessors (ToA) through empanelment with relevant SSCs or through any other mechanism
- Raising the quality of work in institutions under MoS to hire skilled and certified personnel, putting in policy for incentivizing skill training and certificate in recruitment process and certification of RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) of skilled/semi-skilled people
- Maximizing apprenticeship training in coordination with NSDC and DGT, as permitted under the amended Apprentices Act, 1961