3rd India Australia Skills Conference - Skills for Better BusinessTue 11th November 2014
The 3rd India Australia Skills Conference-Skills for Better Business, an initiative of the Australia India Education Council, was held in Mumbai on 11 November 2014. The Conference was facilitated in partnership with Australia’s Department of Education, Department of Industry, National Skill Development Corporation and Confederation of Indian Industries. The Conference brought together over 400 delegates from across Australia and India to foster and strengthen Australia India Skills partnerships with a focus on.
- Industry’s role in an industry driven skills training system
- Workforce development - the return on investment for industry
- Emerging bilateral skills collaboration opportunities for increased global labour mobility
- Partnership models in India that meet the price, quality, training levels and volume requirements of the market
- Feasibility of transnational industry training standards
Australian Minister for Industry, the Honourable Ian Macfarlane MP and Indian Minister for Labour and Employment, Honourable Bandaru Dattatreya, delivered the keynote and reply address to the third India Australia Skills Conference – Skills for Better Business. Minister Ian Macfarlane also launched an Australian innovative vocational education and training pilot programme to be trialled in India over the next 12 months.
The programme will be delivered by Australian registered training providers working with industry, Indian training providers or governments. The courses will be delivered under the Australia Future Unlimited brand.
Mr Joshua Mason the 2014 World Skills Australia National Competition Cookery gold medalist, Ms Jessica Martin, international Silver medalist in Restaurant Service from World Skills Competition 2013, Leipizig and Ms Morgan Clementson 2013 Australian Apprentice of the Year - Runner Up, Australian Training Awards demonstrated their skills during the conference.
Business networking was held and seven memoranda of understanding signed at the Conference. Case studies demonstrating sharing knowledge and expertise in Vocational Education and Training and skill development in India and Australia was also presented.
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