Thursday, December 17, 2015


by BIS Correspondent


MUMBAI, DEC 16, 2015: Kurla-based St Joseph's Industrial Training Institute (ITI) joined forces with French industrial giant Schneider Foundation to launch the 'Schneider Advanced Electrical Laboratory' on December 2, to train 150 students annually, in the use of industrial automated systems.


The joint venture will help St Joseph's Institute set up a high-end technical industrial laboratory and to start an Industrial Installation and Maintenance Course, to provide students with hands-on training in power transmission, grid systems and switch gears.  


Schneider Foundation India, in collaboration with the 'French Ministry of Education' has sought to foster a culture of advanced industrial electrical practices among the learning fraternity. In pursuance of this goal, the foundation has taken up the task of developing Industry Institute linkages, the one with St. Joseph's Institute, being the first.


Father Colbert da Silva, rector of Don Bosco Centre for Learning, Dr Sandrine Maximilien, an Attaché for Science and Technology French Consulate, Eric Dupont, director of IEEM India French Ministry of Education, Father A M Jose, executive director D B Tech India were present at the inauguration ceremony.


Father da Silva began the ceremony with a prayer. Then Ravi Trivedi, a trainer spoke about the set-up of this state-of-the-art laboratory and the equipment it houses. He explained that the institute would provide thorough knowledge of industry-level safety and security procedures and practices.


Father da Silva expressed his gratitude to Schneider Foundation, Eric Dupont and Father A M Jose for giving St Joseph's ITI the exclusive opportunity to set up this high tech industrial laboratory. 

St Joseph's ITI has been at the forefront of Technical training in Kurla. The Institute constantly upgrades its training services to keep abreast with changing technological advances. Dr Maximilien recognised the contribution of the Don Bosco institution for skill development in India. The Schneider management further offered a solar training module in the Schneider Electric lab. Amarr Prabhu, the principal of St Joseph's ITI, offered a vote of thanks.

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