To improve India's ambitious skill development programme the United Nations has planned to get associated with several education-related projects so as to help the nation in providing quality education training to somewhere around 400 people in the next few decades.
The State Department was of the view, "We recognise that higher education and vocational training are essential to economic development and we remain committed to strengthening our exchanges of students, scholars, and technical knowledge."
Community College Administrator Programme
Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has kick started a six week Community College Administrator Programme from September 20, 2015. In these programme Indian administrators from post-secondary vocational and technical institutions and Indian officials with higher education planning responsibilities will complete a programme based on professional development under the aegis of Florida State University and Santa Fe College.
Moreover a study tour has also been announced by US for the owners of Indian skill development entities in the state so that they can learn how the US network of community colleges operates. This has been done so to help the state raise standard of delivering effective vocational education.
Support to IIT gandhinagar
To continue with its long support of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to partner with Duke University and Research Triangle International so as to extend a helping hand to the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar.
Fullbright specialist programme
Ministry of Human Resources Development is planning an association with Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) so that the USIEF-administered Fulbright specialist programme in 2016 gets some expansion. This is so to provide Arican professors the golden chance to conduct training and workshops in Indian institutes of higher education and increase the level of student exachange.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have also signed a memorandum of understanding to foster Indo-US cooperation on standards and conformity assessment.