Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced the setting up of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) situated in the premise of New Horizon College of Engineering (NHCE) in Bangalore, India. 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 Mme. Marianne de Brunhoff, Director to European and international relations and cooperation of the French Ministry of National Education, Schneider Electric India Private Limited, represented by Mr. Shrinivas Chebbi, President, Partner & Eco Buildings, and NHCE which was represented by Dr. Mohan Maghnani, Chairman. The agreement was signed in Bengaluru.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU Shrinivas Chebbi, President, Partner & Eco Buildings, Schneider Electric, stated, “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 training customers of Schneider Electric. The effort is to bridge the skills gap in the country.” 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.
For the parties signing this MOU, the aims are to collate resources and expertise in order to upgrade knowledge and professional skills of teachers, students and customers of SEI in initial and continuing education, ensuring sustainable access to the job market for engineers and technicians in the field of electricity, automation and energy management.