The Punjab government and the United Kingdom today decided to join hands for imparting skill training and technical education to the youths of the state in order to provide them better employment opportunities abroad.
Punjab technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi, after meeting deputy high commissioner of Britain, Andrew Ayre, said that the Punjab Government was focusing on providing quality education to the youth to enable them get jobs in the leading industries of the world.
He said that the first step in this direction would be the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Punjab and UK on June 20.
As per the MoU, the students who study degree courses in Punjab or UK would be provided dual certificate which would have international recognition.
Channi said that the need and feasibility of setting up of skill development in Punjab was also discussed during the meeting with Ayre.
He said that the senior authorities of the technical education department have been asked to prepare a draft report in this regard.
He said that under the agreement, the UK would send skill development experts to Punjab to impart technical education and skill development training to the youth of state.