US based Altair Engineering (NASDAQ:ALTR) announces a collaborative effort with its partner in India, DesignTech Systems, and the Science and Technology Park, an institute supported by Dept. of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to support the advancement of the Govt. of India’s Skill India programme. The objective of this Skill enhancement programme by the Government, is to enable a large number of Indian youth to take up industry-relevant product design skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood. The agreement to establish an Engineering Centre of Excellence (CoE) for research, innovation and skill building, is therefore expected to benefit a large community of students, Academic Institutes and overall Industry.
Speaking on the occasion of this technical collaboration, Dilip Band, President of Science and Technology Park, Pune says, “This COE is expected to complement current courses undertaken by the state institutions, aiming at bridging the gap between quality of vocational engineering skills of students and skill level expected of them by the industry. This would enable students to be industry ready thereby giving them an edge for better compensation and helping industry in saving time in re-training the candidate thereby increasing their efficiency. We look forward to this collaboration for the benefit of all.”
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