Trimble has appointed Chennai Institute of Technology (CIT) as the first Educational Centre of Excellence in India for the company’s Trimble building 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 institute’s curriculum will 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 BIMsight software applications. The course is intended to make the students industry-ready with skills in Building Information Modeling (BIM) skills. Moreover, this approach is geared toward boosting the adoption of BIM within Indian construction industry.
Nirmalya Chatterjee, Executive Director & 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. This new Centre for Excellence allows technology experts to upgrade their skills which will benefit the industry in the future”.
Trimble will 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. Trimble in India will also conduct training sessions at CIT to enable faculty members and students to explore Trimble’s DBO technology. Additionally, refresher seminars will keep them regularly updated on newer advancements.