My profession comprises unearthing stories that must be told for a range of reasons that include inspiring myself before they reach others. One such story fell on my lap while visiting one of India’s biggest Grinding Machine Manufacturer’s facility at Bangalore. Lost in machines and processes, I was woken up from the stupor by a group of young R&D engineers who impressed me with their resolve to be in the manufacturing sector despite its various odds.
A girl from the group narrated her life-changing experience at IMTEX in the project “Jagruti” organized by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association. An alumnus from a reputed engineering college in Coimbatore, she already had her career planned, which was to move on to a ‘white collar’ job. But as fate would have it, the project gave her a chance to interact with the industry insiders and that was all she needed to get a clarity on what her heart desired for professional fulfilment.
Today, with the hands-on experience at complex live industrial projects, she is being thoroughly groomed by her mentors in the company to join the next generation of entrepreneurs in the manufacturing sector.
This is precisely why the industry must join the academia in building an industry-ready skilled workforce, an imperative for any industry to progress. IMTMA, through IMTEX, is working towards the same goal with ‘i2 Academia Pavilion’. The program will provide an opportunity to Indian Academic / R&D Institutions to showcase their R&D capabilities in metal working field. Around 43 institutes have been selected so far.
MMI, being IMTMA’s initiative, our endeavor also is to bring forth in each issue the contribution of the manufacturing companies towards nurturing the young talent and transforming them into the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Read on the present issue that is woven around the theme of IMTEX FORMING 2018 & Tooltech 2018 and share your stories that are yearning to be heard!
We wish you all a great show and await your feedback.
Modern Manufacturing India