Gangtok, Jan 11(IPR)
Chief Secretary S.C. Gupta chaired a meeting today at the Conference Hall of Tashiling Secretariat organized by the Skill Development Department.
The meeting had the presence and participation of Tomio Isogai, Advisor/Short Term Consultant, NSDC/Japanese Representative, Kazuko Barisic, Advisor, Shri Rajeev Gupta, Founder, Japan Centre of Excellence, Guwahati, K. Shrinivasulu, Principal Secretary, Dr. Pemba Tshering Bhutia, DG-cum-Secretary, Director, Higher Education, Director, Commerce & Industries Department, Additional Secretary-cum-CA, Additional Director, Skill Development Department, Additional Director, SICB, OSD, Culture Department, JS-cum-SO, P.O, SICB among other concerned officials.
The main agenda of the meeting was to prepare local skilled manpower to be sent to Japan as on the Job Interns/Apprentices under Japan Technical Internship Training Programme (TITP) especially in IT, Hospitality, Nursing, Elderly Care Sectors. However, such persons should be conversant in Japanese Language and culture.
The Skill Development Department is made the Nodal Department to carry forward the programme – Development of NE Region of India through Japanese investment under CSR Funding.
Tomio Isogai made a detailed presentation having common points between India and Japan for mutual cooperation.
Rajeev Gupta presented details of how to go about training in the Japanese language in Institute.
Chief Secretary S.C. Gupta in his address expressed optimism about the possibilities of exploring the possibilities to send Sikkimese youth to Japan TITP as Interns under CSR funding for preliminary training of the youths in learning Japanese languages.