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Japan-India Institute for manufacturing launched; aims to train Indian youths in manufacturing & soft skills

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Hyderabad, Apr 27 (KNN) In a bid to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing units in India, the Japanese Ambassador to India, Kenji Hiramastsu inaugurated the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), a residential skill training centre at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh.

This is the first advanced training facility to be setup in Andhra Pradesh and the very first one by multiple Japanese firms for training local youth.

JIM was initiated in 2016 as a collaborative program following MoU between the governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing units in India. This partnership aims at imparting training to 30,000 Indian youth in manufacturing and soft skills.

Speaking on the occasion, enji Hiramastsu said “Setting up of JIM would go a long way in fulfilling the trained personnel required for the Japanese firms and expressed confidence that students will make use of the training provided and transform themselves as skilled technicians in manufacturing.”

The Director of Kobelco Group, which is the lead company in managing JIM, briefed about the unique features of Sri City-JIM.

Briefing about JIM, Director of Kobelco Group, Yoshio Nishida said manufacturing experts from the Sri City based Japanese companies, will ensure that manufacturing expertise is effectively transferred to the students (trainees) by giving hands-on training at the respective workshops, for four days in a week and the remaining two days they will have classroom teaching.

Located at the Sri City Trade Centre (on the expressway), the JIM is equipped with a modern classroom and latest teaching aids, he added.

As many as eight JIMs are already functioning in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

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