In line with providing international opportunities to the Indian workforce, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has collaborated with the Emirates Driving Institute (EDI), UAE, and the Youth Chamber of Commerce (YCC), UAE, to establish driver training institutes in various parts of India.
The partnership will facilitate the candidates to acquire a UAE driving license, in line with the requirements of UAE’s Roads & Transport agencies and regulatory agencies of other parts of Middle East.
It will help fast-track the employment prospects of thousands of Indians who wish to work in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East but miss out on opportunities because they don’t have a driving license when they enter the country. These expats will now learn about driving style and road etiquette in India and will be better equipped to drive in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East.
This collaboration will also increase UAE’s pool of prospective employees, as companies from UAE and other parts of the Middle East will now have a large pool of candidates trained in line with the requirements of the country of destination.
Dr. Manish Kumar, MD & CEO of NSDC, said, “Joining hands with EDI-UAE, will skill drivers in India and create job opportunities for thousands of young Indians who wish to migrate to the UAE and the Middle East for employment. This collaboration will create an eco-system of partnerships between relevant stakeholders and fast-track employment prospects.”
During the ceremony conducted at the head office of EDI, Amer Belhasa, Chairman of Emirates Driving Institute and Vice Chairman of Belhasa Group of Companies, said, “This collaboration with NSDC and YCC has given us a path to set up driving institutes in different parts of India. Estimating a huge demand for drivers in the UAE during Expo 2020, and other initiatives across the region, EDI is aiming at providing job solutions to Indian youth in the Gulf.”
NSDC will facilitate collaboration with necessary stakeholders including State Governments, Indian Training Partners and Sector Skill Councils to operationalize the driver training institutes in India and will also look at overall monitoring and management support. In addition, the training shall focus on developing basic soft skills, cultural sensitivities and making the candidates comfortable in speaking English.