As part of the agreement, semi-skilled persons will undergo a three to six week certificate course in areas like construction, infrastructure, electronics and mining.

A good number of Indian youth can now acquire technical expertise in a variety of sectors thanks to an agreement reached between Dhanush Academy of Technology and Management (DATAMEdu) and Skills Tech, Australia. An MoU was formally signed by D.S.N. Murthy, CEO, DATAMEdu and Campbell Newman M.P, Premier of Queensland, Australia, here, on Monday.

As part of the agreement, semi-skilled persons will undergo a three to six week certificate course in areas like construction, infrastructure, electronics and mining. Job-centric courses will be recognised by Indian universities.

Addressing a workshop on “Opportunities in education and training”, Mr. Newman said India was a major trading partner for Queensland in a range of industries like resources, tourism, agriculture, education. Strengthening ties would greatly benefit both nations. “We welcome young people from India and they can benefit from opportunities in education,” he said.

Mr. Murthy, said there was a huge space in vocational education to be filled. DATAMEdu planned to create a talent pool in the country to serve globally in fields like infrastructure, health care and retail. To start with, upgradation of skills in the mining sector would be taken up and gradually other segments would also be covered.

A large group of companies from a diverse industry base in Queensland are on a visit to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kolkata to forge business opportunities.

Prof. K.C. Reddy, vice-chairman, Rajiv Education and Employment Mission of A.P, said there was a mismatch between availability of manpower and requirement of industry.

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