GM India, NID, PACE tie up
Ahmedabad | Friday, Mar 13 2009 IST
In an endeavour to promote the development of creative design and foster automotive industry talent in the country, General Motors India, the National Institute of Design (NID) and Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) today entered into an agreement here.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr P Balendran, Vice-President, GM India, said, ''We are proud to be associated with NID to enable students to gain technological expertise and provide them with a competitive career advantage.'' Mr Balendra said, ''In today's world, especially in the automotive industry, employees are required to have a firm grasp on computer-based design and engineering tools that are critical to collaboration world-wide.'' Mr Ken Parkinson, Vice-President Design, General Motors Asia Pacific, said, ''Bringing PACE to NID is an extension of GM's commitment to India's automotive industry and the development of its next generation of industry professionals.'' Mr Parkinson said, ''By working with one of the India's leading design institutions, we will provide students with practical experience today that will prepare them for industry of tomorrow.'' NID Director Akhil Saxena said, ''The NID is the 2nd institution in India to join the PACE program. As part of the new relationship with PACE, NID will receive computer-based design software, hardware, technology and training that will enhance NID's art and design programmes.'' Mr Saxena said, ''The institution had already received twelve workstations and one large-format printer from HP. Students gain valuable experience applying these concepts as they work on industry projects which eventually prepares them as highly-skilled knowledgeable, and ready to work in this exciting field of leading-edge, open-source technology.''
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