Training for Female Students in Manufacturing, Using CNC Machines Concluded On Positive Note

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) in association with Tata Electronics and SkillSonics trained a batch of 30 female students at its office in Bengaluru.

Successful candidates who underwent the training were recruited by Tata Electronics for its manufacturing unit in Hosur. Interestingly, the Tata Electronics venture is an all-women’s company, perhaps the first of its kind in India, to make precision mechanical parts for the electronics industry.

This was a unique and special initiative to train the young female workforce who hail from various rural and semi-urban areas of Tamil Nadu. The batch which underwent training at IMTMA was part of a large workforce being planned to be recruited for Tata Electronics manufacturing unit.

The training which started from March 8, which was celebrated as International Women’s Day, concluded on April 12, on a positive note. All students who underwent training at IMTMA availed knowledge as well as hands-on practice on technical and soft skills in manufacturing using CNC machines. SkillSonics, an international provider of apprenticeship training and professional skills and IMTMA had jointly designed the training course for the students. On successful completion of the training, 25 students were selected to work for Tata Electronics.

Earlier, while commencing the training programme, a senior official from Tata Electronics said that it is foraying into electronics manufacturing in a big way which will result in creating substantial employment over a period of 2-3 years. As part of this journey they are training female candidates with BE, Diploma and Plus Two qualification across the country to work in its Hosur plant.

As the requirement is large in number, Tata Electronics is training a considerable number of technicians across the country for which they have identified various training centres in India including IMTMA in Bengaluru. He expressed pleasure in associating with IMTMA that offered its facilities to make the trainees ‘industry ready’. He said that IMTMA’s strength lies in its rich experience in training fresh technical manpower and making them job ready and students can make best use of this opportunity.

In sync with the current times, IMTMA has moved towards holding training programmes through digital mode to imparting knowledge to industry professionals and keep the industry functioning. Ever since the outbreak of the Covid pandemic it has conducted around 220 online training programmes, attracting over 3500 participants and more than 90 knowledge sharing webinars, attracting over 12000 participants. Moreover, IMTMA has enabled live video coverage of CNC machines and accessories during its online training programmes, enabling the participants to view the working of the machines and equipment. 

IMTMA training programmes usually comprise short-term programmes for industry professionals and long-term courses for fresh engineers with hands-on training in CNC, CAD/CAM/CAE and Robotics. The training is imparted by industry experts at its world-class technology centres in Bengaluru, Pune and Gurugram. IMTMA delivered over 1,25,000 mandays of training, benefitting 34,000 professionals from 6,000 companies. IMTMA regularly conducts online training programmes, short-term open house workshops, as well as customized corporate trainings. Also, there is a full-fledged e-learning portal, accessible 24*7 for self-paced learning of technical subjects related to manufacturing technology.