Trimble has appointed Chennai Institute of Technology (CIT) as the first educational centre of excellence in India for the company’s Trimble Buildings business segment.
“The main objective of this initiative is to educate technology students and ensure that the future engineers are well equipped with technology skills valued by the growing number Indian industry employers,” the company said.
The Chennai Institute of Technology’s curriculum would include a special certification course on Trimble’s portfolio of Design Build Operate (DBO) technologies. In this course, students will learn about Trimble Buildings’ construction solutions, including the advanced Tekla Structures and Tekla BIM sight software applications. “The course is intended to make the students industry-ready with skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) skills. Moreover this approach is geared toward boosting the adoption of BIM within Indian construction industry,” the company adds.
Nirmalya Chatterjee, Executive Director and COO, Trimble Buildings SAARC said, “We believe in educating the next generation with the latest technologies, and this partnership will not only benefit the students but also provide the industry with a larger talent pool. Together with CIT, we’re ensuring that the best professional education is offered to students keen on joining the industry. This new Centre for Excellence allows enables technology experts to upgrade their skills, which will benefit the industry in the future.”
Trimble would assist CIT to set up a technology lab in the college, which will allow students to learn construction software solutions such as Tekla Structures for structural and civil engineering, SketchUp for architecture and Vico Office for project time and cost estimation.