Siemens, BMZ, and MSDE launch 'IGnITE' to Support Training & Technical Education

Siemens, BMZ, and MSDE launch 'IGnITE' to Support Training & Technical Education

Siemens Limited, together with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH with the support of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), has launched technical education initiative - Indo-German Initiative for Technical Education (IGnITE) aimed at promoting industry relevant high-quality training and technical education.  


‘IGnITE’ aims at developing highly qualified technicians based on the German Dual Vocational Educational Training (DVET) model with a focus to make them industry and future ready. ‘IGnITE’ aims to help develop around 40,000 skilled workforce by 2024.


Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Limited, said, “The availability of trained and industry relevant technical talent is an imperative ingredient for India’s growth story. This is where ‘IGnITE’ aims to bring in a systemic change in India's skilling environment. We are confident that this program will support Industry’s urgent need for a workforce trained in the latest technologies relevant to support India’s vision of being a global Manufacturing leader.”


Kathinka Kurz, Head of Programme,, said, “At, we foster the involvement of the private sector in areas where business opportunities and development policy initiatives overlap. We see the IGnITE initiative as a great example of such a win-win situation. The close cooperation between the public vocational education system and the private sector is essential for improving the qualification and employability of young people in India.”



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