Schneider Electric has announced the setting up of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in New Horizon College of Engineering (NHCE) in Bangalore.
The Training Centre will carry out vocational training programmes in initial and continuing education in the fields of electricity, automation and energy management.
The tripartite MoU was signed between the The French Ministry of National Education, represented by Marianne de Brunhoff, Director to European and international relations and cooperation of the French Ministry of National Education; Schneider Electric India represented by Shrinivas Chebbi, President, Partner & Eco Building; and NHCE represented by Dr. Mohan Maghnani, Chairman.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU Shrinivas Chebbi, President, Partner & Eco Buildings, Schneider Electric said, “The CoE is a result of a common desire to develop, within an international framework of “academic-industry” links, training programmes in continuing education for technical teachers, training of young engineers and technicians and to prepare them for the job market in the field of electricity, automation and energy management. In addition, the program will also allow to train customers of Schneider Electric. The effort is to bridge the skills gap in the country.”
Talking on the sidelines of the signing of the MoU Michel Le Devehat, the French Ministry of National Education said, “We are a partner in the growth aspirations of India.” The French Ministry of Education will appoint the professor for a long term overseas assignment at the CoE, the Professor will also act as a director for the Centre.”
The NHCE shall offer development of a course of study for training of trainers in rapidly evolving sectors in terms of technology and teaching methods in partnership with companies.
Dr. Mohan Manghnani, Chairman, NHCE said, “We are delighted to be part of this partnership in technical education with the world leader in electricity, automation and energy management and look forward to creating a platform for the development of a course of study for training of trainers in rapidly evolving sectors in terms of technology and teaching methods in partnership with them and the French Government.”