Virginia community colleges to consult India work-force programs

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The Virginia Foundation for Community Colleges Education will help the Wadhwani Foundation promote skills-based education in India under a consulting agreement signed Tuesday.

The memorandum was signed by Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, and Ajay Kela, president and CEO of the India-based Wadhwani Foundation. The agreement was made official during a congressional trip to India, which was led by U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner, co-chair of the Senate’s India Caucus.

“This agreement will allow Virginia’s Community Colleges to share their expertise and best practices materials as we work with the Wadhwani Foundation to help expand basic skills-based training as India’s middle class explodes in size,” Warner said in a statement.

Under the agreement, the Virginia’s community college experts will share best practices, while the Wadhwani Foundation will provide local support and funding to improve skills-based training programs in the country.

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