In order of the Consulate General of India, Hamburg, Germany, Yvonne Julia Metzger, CEO of markets and more, has composed a study on the subject “Skill India – Scope of Expansion of Vocational Training Partnership between India & Germany. Economic and intercultural opportunities for knowledge & workforce transfer”.

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Study on the website of the Consulate General of India.

The ownership and copyright of the documents rests with the Government of India. The survey report is initiated by the Investment & Technology Promotion Division, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, India. Publication date is January 2018.

    “India is witnessing the long pending overhaul in its skill ecosystem after ages.
    Harnessing and honing skills for our youth today, will build the New India of our dreams, tomorrow.
    Empowerment of youth from different sections of society can be driven by ensuring skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling at every stage in their live.
    Rajiv Pratap Rudy,
    Union Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India.

“The guiding idea of the brochure is to strengthen the economic relationship between India and Germany, based on progress of development on vocational training in India in order to support Government and German companies on the hand and Indian workforce on the other hand. This analysis aims to create a Win-Win-Situation for both India and Germany in terms of education, economic investment and further immersion of the Indo-German bilateral relations. The findings demonstrate several measurements and recommendations as well as illustrate visions of future development of vocational training in India. Visionary seen, the study suggests fundamental changes in terms of new-thinking in German companies and mainly in Indian politics, economy and society.

As a mental framework for the moment, keywords like the change of demographic progress, eruptive changes and demands in socio-economic aspects (e.g. skills shortage, globalization, internationalization, changes of working time and places) as well as digitalization and further progress towards a migration society within the German working environment are considered. They need to be kept in the back of our mind while reading. The vision is to provide some support for German companies in India as well as for Indian companies in the field of education in order to enforce a sustainable and long-term social and economic growths on site in India and off site in German companies. Moreover, this brochure challenges to give new ideas and options for political acting.

The challenge of this brochure is to offer new information to public as well as to private side at the same time. The brochure aims to find answers to the following questions: Is it possible to implement the German dual VET system in India? If yes, how far can measures be implemented? If no, which other measurements can be taken by the Government of India, institutions and companies? How can India learn from Germany? How can German companies investing in India as well as Indian companies profit from and get access to Indian workforce? Who can guide and give advice? How far can both countries benefit from each other? What are the requirements that need to be fulfilled to intensify the exchange and transfer regarding vocational training? What can be done together by government, institutions and enterprises to create mutual benefit?

The target group in Germany consists of so called “Mittelstand” companies as well as huge global players. Some of them have already established locations in India successfully, some of them are busy with a decision regarding investment in India, some of them are not completely aware of the fact respectively already convinced that India offers some of the most interesting economic and investment chances in the future on a global level. The target group in India are companies and institutions that can result in credible business and service partners for German companies. Furthermore, the Governments of India and Germany are addresses of this study.

The objective of this study is to give an overview of the current situation of the Indian Vocational Education System (VET), to analyse the Indian workforce potential and to reflect about taken initiatives and measurements. Not at least, constructive criticism as well as creative ideas linked to smart recommendations complete this study. Skill India – there are many chances on the fascinating sub-continent that already encourage the Indo-German relationship steadily – and still there is much more to learn about and to do for a prosperous future of the nation of India.

Finally, this study comes to the conclusion that there is a giant scope for expansive collaboration on Vocational Training Partnership between India and Germany. Mainly infrastructural and networking innovations can ensure effectivity both in economic as well as in socio-environmental terms. The long history of successful Indo-German collaboration and recent approaches for common initiatives are strong pillars for mutual benefit in both countries.”