The Centre of Excellence in Maritime &
Shipbuilding (CEMS), a well-funded start up in skill development for Maritime
and Shipbuilding sector has announced that its Hi Tech Labs at Visakhapatnam
are ready for starting orientation programmes for trainees. A seminar was held
on July 13th in Vishakhapatnam to inform stakeholders about the
facilities in the labs and to begin the process of training.
This is shortly after CEMS announced the
readiness of its Mumbai labs. CEMS is
promoted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) in partnership with Siemens
and Ministry of Shipping. Its Visakhapatnam campus is located in the Indian
Maritime University (IMU) premises.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Kailash Agrawal,
Joint Secretary, Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping said that the Centre of
Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) is a key initiative of Sagarmala
programme for improved skill development in ship building and ship repair. It
will provide industry-relevant employable skills to students in the port and
maritime sector. This initiative will further boost Make in India and Skill
India efforts in the maritime sector.
The seminar was attended by a wide spectrum of
industry professionals including CMD, Hindustan Shipyard Limited, CMD, Goa
Shipyard Limited, officials from Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India,
officials from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, high ranking naval officers,
academia and students from nearby colleges, polytechnics and engineering
colleges. A short tour of the facilities was also arranged at the campus for