Gujarat Technological University to train manpower for glass industry

Gujarat Technological University is set to launch two short-term courses for people aiming to work or already working in either the glass industry or construction business.

Use of glass in buildings may be ubiquitous, but there is a dearth of trained manpower which can understand the technical aspects of it. Ahmedabad, India based Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has decided to fill the void and launch two short-term courses for people aiming to work or already working in either the glass industry or construction business. The varsity will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saint-Gobain India to start the courses.
Registrar G. P. Vadodaria said the company had approached the varsity to start the courses to train manpower in the glass industry. “The two courses will be for professionals -mechanical or civil engineers- who need to understand how glass industry works, quality of good glass and technical aspects associated with it. The second course will be for workers in the industry, be they dropouts or lower rung workers, in skill development.”
The MoU will be signed on November 8, 2015. Vadodaria said that the format where employees are hired in specific industry and trained keeping industry-specific skills is common in technological universities in Tamil Nadu.