Saturday, March 12, 2016


by Agnel James and Sheldon Dias


CHINCHWAD, MAR 12, 2016: Twelve senior executives from SKF, a leader in offering automobile manufacturing solutions, addressed the students from the Institute of Don Bosco in Chinchwad about the technical, character and behavioral skills essential to achieve success in life, on March 10.


SKF built a training lab and an interactive room at the Don Bosco Private Industrial Training Institute, in 2015, to provide students, from marginalized backgrounds, with the best of theoretical and practical knowledge of automobile-parts manufacturing.


The institute offers a superlative learning experience in a simulated environment. The interactive room facilitates, collaborative and interactive learning about automotive vehicle principles and applications, through the latest technology and e-learning courses, make the students tech- savvy mechanics that can provide high quality reliable service to their customers. 


SKF Automotive serves manufacturers of cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, trailers, buses, two-wheelers and the vehicle aftermarket, supporting them with innovative and sustainable solutions. In addition, SKF Automotive provides energy-saving solutions for home appliances, portable power tools and electric motors.


The SKF Managers from Mexico, Japan, Italy, Germany, USA and Sweden experienced first-hand the work being done at the institute to empower the youth with technical skills in partnership with Don Bosco under the banner of YES- Youth Empowerment at SKF.


They were also taken around the other workshops and were happy to see the latest technologies brought in partnership with LORCH, BOSCH, Mahindra, Godrej, Knore Bremse and Mercedes, put at the disposal of the youth from poor backgrounds. 


The systematic and attractive layout of the workshop impressed them and one guest even said that the institute is making education 'simple and easy to understand.' 


Father Corlis Gonsalves, Rector and Manager, highlighted the history of the institute and it's development from being an uncultivated land to this huge multinational technical institute. One guest summed up the work being done as, 'Faith in action'.

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