India, Singapore to make knowledge & skill development a key pillar of strategic partnership

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – India and Singapore have agreed to make knowledge and skill development a key pillar of their strategic partnership. During a meeting between visiting Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong, the two sides also agreed to focus on skill development.

The two had a constructive meeting on strengthening the existing cooperation between India and Singapore with focus on deepening engagements in skill development. “During the meeting it was agreed to work together, aiming to create opportunities for lifelong learning, building a future-ready workforce, and making knowledge & skill development a key pillar of strategic partnership,” the Ministry of Education said on Monday (May 29, 2023).

Pradhan, who is on a three-day visit to Singapore, stressed on learning from the best practices of Singapore, collaborate and customize it to meet Indian needs.

Singh also had an insightful discussion with Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong on strengthening skill development and vocational training linkages through all mechanisms for creating a seamless architecture for skilling and lifelong learning.

Building on the outcomes of the G20 Future of Work workshop in Bhubaneswar, India, the two ministers also discussed ways in which India can leverage the expertise and knowledge of Singapore for addressing common challenges and transforming the Indian skills ecosystem.

“Both the Ministers agreed to advance mutual priorities in skilling, create new opportunities for lifelong learning and collaborate together for the benefit of our countries as well as other emerging economies,” the Ministry of Education said.

Pradhan also visited Spectra Secondary School. He interacted with students and teachers to know more about the teaching-learning environment, pedagogy, among others.

India News Network

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