Indian Consulate in Dubai to upskill workers, encourage affordable education.The Consul General of India moots free training for workers, deliberations on affordable education
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The Indian Consulate in Dubai plans to help upskill and retrain blue-collar workers here to meet post COVID-19 challenges in the job market, the Consul General of India Dr Aman Puri said on Saturday.
Dr Puri said after the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebration held at the consulate, “We are planning to work with key stake holders in making sure that the [Indian] workforce here can be upskilled and retrained for the job requirements in the post-COVID scenario.”
He said the plan is to help out blue-collar workers to increase their employability and make them more suitable for the requirements that have come up in the wake of the pandemic.
He pointed out that the consulate would work as a catalyst with educational and training institutions and other key stakeholders including individual volunteers and community organisations to come up with programmes offering IT skills, language skills and other soft skills free of cost. He said the mission aims to launch the first prototype by the third week of January.