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India seeks to emulate German vocational training system

Siemens seeks to boost skills of 500,000 Indians under new government deal

BERLIN -- German industrial giant Siemens is looking to contribute to the training of half a million Indian students over the next three years as part of a deal between Berlin and New Delhi.

Siemens has 13 factories in India and since 2015 has been running a vocational education and training (VET) program in Mumbai with courses for fitters and electricians. It has so far been training 13,000 students per year.

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