AT&S India partners with Indian universities for training and research
The manufacture of printed circuit boards will be included in the curriculum of Indian universities. The cooperation with the Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering & Technology is an important contribution to the qualification of future engineers.
Research collaborations and partnerships with universities in the vicinity of all global AT&S locations is an important part of the corporate strategy to retain young talents at an early stage while building up important basic knowledge in the field of microelectronics. By signing an agreement with the Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering Technology and Educational Trust (VVIET) in Mysuru, India, AT&S is taking an important step towards improving the training of prospective engineers and teachers at one of the most important universities in the Indian state of Karnataka. The aim of the collaboration is to develop a curriculum that is tailored to the requirements of printed circuit board manufacturing.
AT&S India works closely with VVIET and will impart relevant content from the field of microelectronics and manufacturing technologies to students so that they acquire the skills and knowledge that are necessary for the development of mature production processes. The cooperation includes certification by the two Indian training programs Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
The AT&S initiative will further improve the skills of undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics and mechanical engineering and facilitate their entry into the microelectronics industry. At the same time, this will expand the pool of available talent for the company location in Karnataka. “This is a milestone for the academic landscape and engineering students in the Mysuru region. For the first time circuit board manufacturing will be included in our curriculum. VVIET students will have the opportunity to do internships at AT&S India’s world-class manufacturing facilities in Nanjangud and gain experience in PCB manufacturing,” says Kaveesh Gowda V of the Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering Technology and Educational Trust in Mysuru.
The close cooperation with the universities confirms the important role that AT&S plays in the region: “AT&S has long been committed to the growth of the printed circuit board industry in India, not only when it comes to the introduction of new technologies, but also in the training of skilled workers. This gives us an important impetus to attract first-class specialists for first-class printed circuit board production, ”says Santosh Gundapi, Managing Director & COO at AT&S India.