Very soon, a driving skill training institute will be set up in Ranchi in a joint initiative of Jharkhand Government and Dubai based Emirates Driving Institute.
Chief operating officer (COO) of Emirates Driving Institute, Ali Al Zaabi, who attended the Global Skill Summit 2019 organized by government of Jharkhand on Thursday said, “We are in talks with the Jharkhand government to set a driving training centre in Ranchi where youth will be given training of Dubai standards.”
Zaabi informed that this training institute will open many avenues for the Jharkhand youth to get employment in Dubai. The first major employment opportunity for these trained drivers will open during the Auto Expo 2020, to be organized at Dubai. Zaabi said, “There would be requirement of around 60,000 drivers in Dubai during the expo and youth from India can utilize the opportunity.” Once they have a DL of Dubai, the youth from Jharkhand can continue to be a driver at many other countries as the DL issued in Dubai is valid in more than 50 countries including all the Gulf countries.
Zaabi said, “The auto expo would act as a catalyst for the youth to find better employment. Once they get a driving license of Dubai they can practice driving in many other countries. They can start as a driver in the expo and be re-employed elsewhere as personal drivers or even trainers.”
The cost of the training will be borne both by Emirates Driving School and government of Jharkhand.
Diplomats from 17 countries participated in the skill summit including Republic of Uganda, Mauritius, Madagascar, Panama, Serbia, Ghana, Vietnam and others.
Pham Sanh Chau, ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam who was a part of the programme said, “This is the biggest event on skill development that I had an opportunity to attend. This event shows how skill development is very important.”
Referring to the inauguration of six new skill development centres in Jharkhand on the occasion he said, “I would request the government of Jharkhand to set up a similar skill development centre in our country. We would also wish to share the skills and techniques of our country with the youth of Jharkhand.”
Meanwhile, Jagdishwar Goburdhun, Mauritius High Commissioner in India informed about the free education in Mauritius and the various skill development programmes there.
Addressing the youth of Jharkhand he said, “I invite you to come to Mauritius and take benefits from the various programmes in the country including skill development.”