National, Dec 21st, 2022 – Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), a renowned Skilling Institution in India, to maximize the impact of training and skilling initiative among the youth of the country.

Schneider Electric is actively working with various education providers and universities to create a knowledge-based quality workforce in the market by providing quality curriculum backed by systematic experiments through practical exercises. Schneider Electric intends to train students in the field of electricity, automation, and energy management with an aim to create a large reservoir of highly qualified manpower in the country. These training centers will be setup in partnership with Government and private institutions.

Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) with its long experience in technical training, offers various programs at the Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Degree, and Certificate levels, along with various short-term vocational programs. All programs offered by NTTF are employment-oriented and industry-focused.

The MoU was signed with an aim to leverage Schneider Electric’s intention to create highly qualified manpower and NTTFs experience in training youth of the country for industry focus and employment orientation. NTTF will be an authorized training partner to run training operations, labs and Centre of Excellence (CoE) established by Schneider Electric in the Government and Private based Skilling Institutions in India.

This association between Schneider Electric and NTTF will assume certain responsibilities and obligations involved in enabling the training delivery. Schneider Electric intends to establish a complete value chain, which will produce skilled technicians for job market, while NTTF will engage and work closely with Schneider Electric as the “Authorized Training Partner”.

Role of Schneider Electric:

Schneider Electric will design course curriculum and course content surpassing growing industry demand in all segments of Electricity, Automation and Energy Management. Outcome of the training programs and the learning material will be shared with NTTF. Train the trainers of NTTF on the Schneider Technology of Automation and Energy Management. Assist NTTF in assessment models and practical models. Assist NTTF to connect to its channel partners to explore the opportunity of internships and placements across India.

Role of NTTF:

NTTF will participate as an authorized knowledge and training partner in managing the operations of the training projects of Schneider Electric in partnership with skill institutions in India. It will deploy competent staff to manage the technical and soft skill training of young students under a build operate transfer for the training project. Training, evaluation and awarding certificates to successful candidates will be responsibility of NTTF. Placement assistance will be provided to all successful candidates at the end of the respective program.

About Schneider Electric

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We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

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About Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF)

HEKS (a Swiss NGO), through its noble gesture, opened first Technical Training institute at Nettur, Tellicherry (Kerala), in 1959. Nettur Technical Training Foundation was formed in 1963.

The foundation has successfully developed itself and promoted technical training to suit the needs of the society, all across India. NTTF trains the youth in Tool Engineering & Digital Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Smart Manufacturing and other areas at Craftsman, Technician, Diploma, Post-Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma and Post Graduate level.

Its also involved in training industry personnel in upskilling. Its also a recognized by Govt of India to assess and certify Technician programs. It has more than 50 training locations in various States of India.