Sandvik Coromant Announces Completion of Advanced Metal Cutting Course at School of Manufacturing Excellence by 292 Students

Pune, India – Sandvik Coromant recently announced that 292 students have completed its metal cutting course from the School of Manufacturing Excellence at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Aundh, Pune, bridging the skills gap. The company and the Government of Maharashtra established the School of Manufacturing Excellence in 2018 to train young people in India who do not typically have access to higher education. The school, which is based at the ITI, educates students on advanced metal cutting techniques and gives them the opportunity to develop their employability. Over the last three years, more than 700 students have completed the institute’s advanced metal cutting course. As a result, more than 80 percent of those students now work for leading manufacturing companies such as Cummins India, Tata Motors, and Varroc Engineering.

At this year’s awards ceremony, B R Shimple, Principal, ITI; Kiran Acharya, Managing Director, Sandvik Coromant Asia; and Prasenjit Kundu, CEO, Skillsonics India, presented certificates for Advanced Metal Cutting Technology to 292 students. Since 2019, the Pune center has hosted a knowledge exchange program between students from India and the Mechatronik Schule in Winterthur, Switzerland. The aim is to expose students to various engineering practices in order to broaden their knowledge, enable them to learn new skills, and introduce them to global perspectives.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sandvik Coromant made certain that students had the resources they needed to complete their coursework. When India was under strict lockdown, students received online training and guest lectures that included both practical and theoretical sessions.

Stating that the School of Manufacturing Excellence was developed to provide young people with a springboard into the manufacturing industry,” Acharya explained. “The school is equipped with machinery and tools from Sandvik Coromant, such as computer numerical control (CNC) milling and tooling machines, to help students gain practical skills that are vital in today’s smart manufacturing industry. After completing the course, the school supports students onto the career ladder by helping them to secure placements in the industry.”

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