The Haryana Vishwakarma Skills University (HVSU) has been enacted under Government of Haryana, Act no. 25 of 2016 with an objective to establish a new Skill University to facilitate and promote skills, entrepreneurship development, skill based education and research in the emerging areas of manufacturing, apparel and textiles banking/financial, healthcare, cyber-security design, construction, retail and hospitality, automotive mechatronic, and smart cities development.
HVSU’s objective is to become an internationally recognized vocational skills Institution that enhances student employability and earning ability by producing job ready resources.
NOCN  is a major awarding organisation in the UK and a provider of qualifications, apprenticeships and assessments. NOCN is ‘recognised’ as a regulated awarding organisation by the UK Qualifications Regulator, Ofqual. NOCN has also played an important role for apprentice assessment under the UK Government’s new programme of reform for trailblazer apprenticeships.
Taking their first steps towards a long journey of skill collaboration, both entities will be working in areas of mutual interest, with an aim to cater to the future skill training  needs of the industry and academia.
The signing of the MoU was conducted in the presence of Raj Nehru, Vice Chancellor, HVSU and  Graham Hasting-Evans,Group Managing Director For and on behalf of NOCN; and Managing Director NOCN India Skills Foundation. Speaking on this association, Raj Nehru shared that this partnership will help us bridge the gap between academic excellence and industry know-how, to create industry ready resources at international level. This would  also supports the Government’s ‘Make in India’, ‘Skill India’ and ‘Startup India’ programme, preparing the Indian industry to compete on a global platform.”
The initiative will support creation of international mobility through mapping of job roles and development of transnational standards. Overall, the strategy for international framework focuses around implementing and adapting the best practices in skill development of European countries systems in India. Sharing of best practices in areas including policies on skills development, credit framework designs, occupational standards and apprenticeship models will provide the best possible opportunities to the youth of the state.
Sandeep Siddhartha, Senior Reporter

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