National Skill Development Corporation’s (NSDC) subsidiary, NSDC International (NSDCI), continues to offer Indian residents worldwide employment opportunities while positioning India as the preferred hub for providing a skilled workforce globally.
After successfully placing more than 28,000 skilled workers across the globe, NSDCI organized a felicitation ceremony for a batch of 30 candidates on May 3rd, 2023, to become a part of the opportunities that await Indian talent in distant shores.
Belonging to various parts of the country, the candidates have received joining letters for different job roles, including painter, general helper, pipe fitter, spray painter, and welder. These candidates will be joining group companies of DP World.
India’s International Workforce Mobility (IWM) market opportunity is anticipated to reach 3.6 million in the next five years. With this, NSDC is working to enhance avenues for skill harmonization, language, and vocational training and developing a more significant pipeline of employment talent. To ensure that the right talent is recruited to meet the skill demands of global economies, the employer has implemented a strict selection process that includes multiple rounds of interviews, exams including English language competency, and trade testing.
Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of NSDC and MD of NSDC International, said, “I am proud that today we have the platform and the partnerships to extend aspirational employment opportunities and entrepreneurship pathways to young, talented minds. Congratulations to the 30 candidates who passed our rigorous selection process. They are now broadening their horizons and embarking on their journey to join DP World group companies. We are a nation of high calibre, and this achievement is a testament to that. It has the potential to fill the skill gap in global economies. At NSDCI, we take pride in facilitating job opportunities for skilled individuals worldwide, and our goal remains to make India the Skill Hub of the World.”
Mr Shubhransh Srivastav, Director of Corporate Affairs, DP World SCO, present at the felicitation, said, “This initiative is part of DP World’s continuous commitment to contribute to the development of people in the communities it operates in. This joint effort of NSDC and DP World in curating a vibrant yet transparent placement program for candidates of Skill India International Centres from India to the United Arab Emirates premised on fully paid training with zero cost to candidates has seen positive traction. This felicitation ceremony for candidates embarking to the UAE is ample testimony to the program’s success and of the future employment prospects that this initiative presents to the skilled youth of the country.”
A study of 16 high-potential countries – Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, Canada, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Australia, Germany, Japan, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, and Romania which form the countries that see substantial migration from India was conducted by NSDCI to understand the employment potential overseas.
A five-yearly potential of around 39 lakhs Indian workforce has been identified. And based on the study, the following ten sectors have been identified as high-priority sectors- Construction, Healthcare- Personal Care & Social Care, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Energy (Oil & Gas & Renewables), Education (Teachers), Shipping and Logistics, IT & Digital, Retail including Bike riders, Manufacturing and Media and Entertainment.
Through NSDCI, active engagements are ongoing in global markets to accelerate future skills. Benchmarking skill qualifications in GCC countries through government-to-government (G2G) and business-to-business (B2B) workforce mobility collaborations enables several successful pathways for India’s youth. Progress has also been made in developing partnerships with several other countries. Creating a future-ready workforce is imperative to ensure that the youth take full advantage of this world of opportunities, as it holds the key to an economically connected world.
Also read: NSDC registers on Social Stock Exchange to accentuate its role in India’s socio-economic progress https://www.nationalskillsnetwork.in/nsdc-registers-on-social-stock-exchange-to-accentuate-its-role-in-indias-socio-economic-progress/
At this juncture, re-imagining the current approach, strong partnerships and skill development initiatives concentrated on international mobility will prepare India’s youth for the future of work and revitalize the world economy.