• Boeing and Lakshmi Machine Works Limited announce skills program for Aerospace industry

    • First batch of 32 students inducted; will undergo a 12-month training program
    • Promotes government's 'Skill India' initiative

    Coimbatore, India,  Coimbatore, India - Boeing [NYSE: BA], Lakshmi Machine Works Limited and Learning Links Foundation today announced the launch of the Aerospace Tool Design and Manufacturing Program to train students on technical skills required to work in the aerospace tool manufacturing sector. This first-of-its-kind program, launched in Tamil Nadu's defence corridor, aims to further strengthen the aerospace ecosystem in the country and is in line with the Government of India's national initiative 'Skill India.'

    The program was launched in the presence of M.C. Sampath, Minister for Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu; S.P.Velumani, Minister for Municipal Administration, Rural Development and Implementation of Special Programme, Government of Tamil Nadu; N. Muruganandam, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, K.Rajamani, IAS, District Collector, Coimbatore District and senior leadership of Boeing India and Lakshmi Machine Works Limited.

    "Boeing is committed to addressing the growing need for industrial training and skills development in India's aerospace sector and fully supports the Indian government's efforts to promote Skill India," said Salil Gupte, president, Boeing India.  "We are proud to partner with Lakshmi Machine Works Limited and the Learning Links Foundation as we continue to invest in specialized training programs that enhance employability and bridge the skills gap in the aerospace sector."

    "The program is aimed at providing quality technical education and developing skilled manpower. We will continue to support in such programs to ensure that our skilled workforce is able to deliver high quality products for the aerospace industry in the country and the region," said Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman & MD, Lakshmi Machine Works Limited.

    The first batch of 32 trainees will undergo a comprehensive 12-month program that will include six months of classroom training at GKD Institute for Technological Resources (GKDITR) and on-the-job training at LMW Advanced Technology Centre. The trainees have completed their diploma from polytechnic colleges across Tamil Nadu and will be receive a stipend through the program.

    The program curriculum, designed by Learning Links Foundation, will include classroom sessions, hands-on training, and lecture sessions by industry experts.

    Boeing has been supporting the growth of the Indian aerospace sector by addressing the critical and growing need to skill frontline workers for the aerospace manufacturing sector. It has collaborated with the Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) to provide vocational training to Indian students and industry. Boeing-funded curriculum and initiatives have been launched along with relevant aerospace partners such as Rossell Techsys, Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML) and Jaivel Aerospace. Boeing, in partnership with Air India Engineering Services Limited and the Ministry of Civil Aviation has also launched of an Accelerated Apprenticeship Program for aircraft maintenance engineers (AME).

    About Boeing

    Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Providing the mainstay of India's civil aviation sector for more than 75 years, Boeing's performance driven aircraft are also playing an important role in mission-readiness for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. Boeing is focused on delivering value to Indian customers with advanced technologies and is committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector – developing local suppliers, and shaping academic and research collaborations with Indian institutions. Boeing has strengthened its supply chain with over 160 partners in India, and a JV to manufacture fuselages for Apache helicopters. Annual sourcing from India stands at $1 billion. Boeing currently employs 3000 people in India, and more than 7000 people work with its supply chain partners. Boeing's employee efforts and India country-wide engagement serves communities and citizenship programs to inspire change and make an impact on more than 200000 lives. For more information, visit www.boeing.co.in.

    About Lakshmi Machine Works

    Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) manufactures critical components and sub-assemblies for Aerospace industry focused on Engine, Structural, Sheet Metal and Composite parts. ATC has world class facilities including Quality Assurance aligning to AS9100 D certification and NADCAP for special process viz Chemical Process, NDT, Welding and Heat treatment totalling more than 25 special processes. ATC has ongoing projects with major OEMs & Tier 1's in US, Europe and various divisions of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as well as Defence Research & Development Organization.  For more information, visit www.lmwatc.com.