Cairn setting up centre of excellence in Jodhpur

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Jaipur, May 2: Cairn India is setting up a centre of excellence in Jodhpur that will provide world class training for upgrading skills of people engaged in the oil and gas industry.

Cairn has signed a contract with TUV Rheinland of Germany, which is a leader in testing, inspection, certification, training and consulting.

The training to be provided at the Cairn Centre of Excellence (CCOE) would have three vertical models -- vocational training, education training and open-house training and seminars.

The training course accreditations will be from Edexcel, UK, an agency whose accreditation is accepted around the globe. Placement focused training, local industries and corporate participation will ensure that the purpose of the training centre is met.

This centre will train around 1,000 participants in the first two years.

"More than 50 percent of India's population is below the age of 25 and only 5 percent of the total workforce have undergone skills training. This offers a great opportunity for India to meet global demand and become a worldwide sourcing hub for skilled workforce," said Enrico Ruhle, managing director, TUV Rheinland India, in a statement.

Cairn CEO P. Elango said the centre reinforced Cairn's commitment to Rajasthan and it would offer local youth the opportunity to benefit from the energy sector.

IANS

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