Rajasthan, September 18, 2023.

The National Skill Development Corporation International (NSDCI) carried out a recruitment drive for drivers in Ajmer today for European nations. The select candidates were offeredsalary, around Rs 2.5 lakh per month. 

The initiative was taken to meet the shortage of drivers in the European countries. The candidates went through a technical driving and English language test at Automated Drivers Training and Testing Institute in Ajmer. Most of the candidates participated in the drive were from Rajasthan and a few from other states. 

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC, and MD, NSDC International, said, “According to the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the world is witnessing a shortage of 2.6 million truck drivers, which can be fulfilled by India’s supply of high skilled truck drivers. And this is indeed an opportunity up for grabs for our youth and aspiring workforce.   At NSDCI, it is our endeavour to create enabling systems with our trusted partners for overseas opportunities. We are actively mapping the global job requirements in various trades, benchmarking them to international standards and helping the economies of the world.”

Speaking on the occasion, Pranas Pernaravicius from cargoGo, company based in Lithuania said, “It was a successful recruitment drive. The infrastructure at the institute meets the international standards and I observed that it really helped in upskilling the professional drives.”

With a vision to unlock global opportunities for skilled Indians, NSDCI, 100% subsidiary company of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is partnering with industries across the globe. The initiative has been taken underthe Skill India Mission.

The partnership aims to bridge the gap between skilled trailer drivers and the growing demand for transportation professionals in the European market. 

The driver training school in Ajmer, where the recruitment took place, focuses on European standards and Code-95. At the institute, NSDCI is skilling the trailer drivers and providing employment platform to them.