German Ambassador: Vocational Education and Training opens doors to the future

Dec 6, 2017

Ambassador Dr. Ney underlined the importance of vocational training at an event organised by GTTI, the Gedee Technical Training Institute in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to all students who have passed the final exams at the training institute. GTTI has been a pioneer in introducing vocational training in India. At the GTTI event Enlarge image At the GTTI event (© GTTI)

The story of GTTI began more than 75 years ago between Germany and India. Two German companies -Weiler and Festo- entered into a partnership with Indian Partners. This paved the way to the twinning of the cities of Coimbatore and Esslingen (Stuttgart Region) in Germany as well. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Nuernberg, Bavaria, played equally an important part. At the GTTI event Enlarge image At the GTTI event (© GTTI) GTTI and the chamber have been issuing certificates for more than 10 years. Meanwhile more than 550 students - boys and girls - successfully passed exams in areas like Tool and Die Engineering, Mechatronics and Industrial Mechanics.

Vocational Education and Training is a priority in the strategic cooperation between Germany and India. A good VET is a prerequisite for industrial growth, because professional and highly skilled workers are indispensable for companies to grow. This combination is one of the German industry’s secret of success. This is why Germany is supporting the “Skill India” Initiative, which adresses key challenges India is facing. Ambassador Dr. Ney conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to all students who have passed the final exams at the training institute. Enlarge image Ambassador Dr. Ney conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to all students who have passed the final exams at the training institute. (© GTTI) To be successful, companies have to make sure, that they are in the driver seat when it comes to kickstarting vocational training in India in a dual VET. 

Ambassador Dr. Ney underlined, that he brought together outstanding Indian industrialists in an Alliance with the aim to develop a platform for dual VET. The participants are convinced that “investing in people” is at least as important as investing in hardware.

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German Ambassador: Vocational Education and Training opens doors to the future

Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney holding a speech at an event organised by GTTI, the Gedee Technical Training Institute in Coimbatore