Trivandrum: Thiruvananthapuram based Terumo Penpol, a subsidiary of Terumo Corp., Japan, and India’s largest blood bag manufacturer, has launched a skill development programme for the medical manufacturing industry targeted at freshers, in collaborating with the Japan India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM).
JIM is an initiative jointly ventured by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. The skill development programme was inaugurated today by the Japanese Ambassador to India, HE Kenji Hiramatsu, at the Terumo Penpol factory here.
In his address, the Ambassador said, “The concept of JIM was achieved by the effective engagement of both the countries. Through JIM, Terumo Penpol aims in educating more than 30,000 manufacturing students by the year 2026.” He also spoke about the interest of the Japanese government to support the Indian healthcare sector by actively getting involved in the Ayushmann Bharath initiative.
As part of the collaboration between India and Japan, floor shop leaders and engineers will be trained to Japanese standards through JIM. Through this, the Japanese style discipline and manufacturing skills will be shared and taught to the young people of India.
Students for the ‘Terumo Penpol JIM’programme will be selected on the basis of entrance test and interview. The first batch will have an intake of 50 students and the selected students undergoing the one year programme will get a stipend. As per the schedule, the trainers training was successfully completed in October and these trainers will be responsible for training the students on the manufacturing skills and discipline.
Students will learn the art of working in a factory environment, the spirit of manufacturing and the ability to think, to personally analyse and find solutions, and cultivate the fundamental abilities to work in the medical manufacturing industry.
Dr Usha Titus IAS, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, GoK; Hisashi Kanda, AOTS; Probhir Das, MD, Terumo Corporation; C Padmakumar CMD, Terumo Penpol, and Abraham Mathew, VP, Terumo Penpol; were present on the occasion.
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