Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Leaving For Singapore Today For Bilateral Ties On Education

Bhubaneswar: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is leaving for Singapore on Sunday on a three-day visit to carry forward the 3rd EWG meet in Bhubaneswar on bilateral ties on education between the two countries.

According to a release of the Ministry of Education, the minister is scheduled to meet several ministers of Singapore government including Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Foreign Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong and Education Minister Chan Chun Sing.

Pradhan will also visit various educational institutions including Singapore Spectra Secondary School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Institute of Technical Education and Educational Services (ITEES), Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD). He will be interacting with the Skills Future Singapore (SSG), the nodal agency under Singapore government which drives the implementation of SkillsFuture Movement.

The minister will also meet the members of Indian Diaspora and Odia Association.

One of the focus areas of the Education Working Group (EWG) under India’s G20 Presidency is promoting lifelong learning and future of work. A joint workshop on “Future of Work: Skill Architecture and Governance Models of India and Singapore” was organised on the sidelines of the 3rd EWG meeting in Bhubaneshwar on April 25.

The meeting, held in collaboration with Singaporean Ministry of Education and Ministry of Trade and Industry, deliberated on building a roadmap for future skills collaboration between India and Singapore.

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