State-run MECL to make contributions cash for talent building

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NEW DELHI: State-run Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd (MECL) has signed agreements with National Skill Development Fund and National Skill Development Corporation to support a project to impart skills to 200 persons in one or more of its operational areas.

Under the memoranda of understanding signed with the two entities, MECL will contribute its CSR funds to support the project. All programmes offered will be aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF), which organizes qualifications according to a series of levels of knowledge, skills and aptitude, according to a press release.

As per the agreement, MECL will contribute Rs 26.7 lakh to the NSDF and NSDC will implement the project through its partner network over the next 2 years.

“We welcome this initiative by MECL to contribute to the PM’s vision of Skill India. We hope to work deeply with MECL in the coming years to have a mutually rewarding relationship and scale these efforts even further,” Pawan Agarwal, joint secretary in the mines ministry and chief executive of NSDF, said.

According to the agreement, NSDC, through its approved training partners, will facilitate providing quality training and placement to the trainees through its training partner network, with focus on self-employment related training where relevant. The training will be provided in locations identified by MECL upon signing of the MOU.

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