The UK has launched a new UK Skills Partnership, a collective body that will more actively and strategically promote the UK's technical vocational and training expertise globally. Minister Liam Fox also announced a DIT Education Advisory Group.
International collaboration is a key pillar in two long-term strategic plans for higher and vocational education in China, the World Class University initiative and the Action Plan for the Innovative Development of Tertiary Vocational Education, released last month.
India’s largest vocational education provider, AISECT, has partnered with online learning platform, ALISON, in a bid to extend its reach in providing skills-based learning to rural and semi-urban populations.
This year’s Indian National Budget has allocated increased funding for skills training, highlighting a need for both domestic and outside players to help plug India’s upcoming skills gap. There will also be a rollout of India’s visa-on-arrival system.