Alstom becomes first company to partner with APSSDC in Sri City

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With an aim to widen employment opportunities for youth of Andhra Pradesh, Alstom has started training of the first batch of Young Diploma engineers, in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). Under the SKILL AP initiative by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, this program will upskill 30 diploma engineers from across the state and make them industry ready, at the APSSDC training center in Sricity.

Launch of the pilot batch started exclusively for Alstom, was attended by Shri Anantha Ramu IAS, Spl Chief Secretary Department of Skill Development center, Mr KV Chakradhar Babu IAS, Collector & District Magistrate Nellore District, Mr Challa Madusudhan Reddy, Chairman APSSDC, Mr Arja Srikanth IRTS, MD & CEO APSSDC and Mr Vijay Subramanian, Site MD-Alstom Sri City. The officials also visited Alstom’s Sricity facility to know about the factory operations and understand more about the training module.

“Alstom’s Sricity factory is a state-of-the-art rolling stock manufacturing facility for us in the Asia-Pacific region, where technically advanced metro trainsets are being developed for Indian and international customers. We applaud APSSDC’s efforts in curating this program, and are happy to onboard some of these young minds”, said Alain SPOHR, Managing Director, India & South Asia, Alstom.

  • The 45-day training program will include classroom trainings on Technical skills, Employee health & Safety (EHS), Quality fundamentals, Railway safety, as well as an introduction to Alstom’s operations.
  • In addition, the trainees will attend several sessions on improving interpersonal & communication skills, time management, and personality development, delivered by APSSDC trainers.
  • This will be followed by an ‘on-the-job’ training on the shop floor for a period of one month.
  • Post this, the participants will be assessed, and suitable ones will be shortlisted for a job opportunity at Alstom.
  • The company is also looking forward to engaging with 50 more diploma engineers through this program by March 2021.

About Alstom:

Leading the way to greener and smarter mobility worldwide, Alstom develops and markets integrated systems that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Alstom offers a complete range of equipment and services, from high-speed trains, metros, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. The company recorded sales of €8.2 billion and booked €9.9 billion of orders in the 2019/20 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 38,900 people.

About Alstom in India:

Alstom has established a strong presence in India. It offers a complete range of equipment and services, from high-speed trains, metros, trams and e-buses to integrated systems, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. With more than 5700 full times employees, and in line with Government’s Make-in-India’ initiative, Alstom has been investing heavily in the country to deliver world class rolling stock, research & development and components to not only serve the domestic market, but also rest of the world.

We have four industrial sites in the states of Bihar (Madhepura), Andhra Pradesh (Sricity), Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore) and West Bengal (Kolkata). India also houses in Karnataka (Bengaluru), the largest Engineering centre for Alstom, outside of France. Additionally, Alstom has a localized sourcing and supply chain, to the extent that most projects are over 75% percent built from indigenous materials.

Source: Alstom-Press Release

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