Seminar on Swiss dual Vocational Education and Training model

Thursday, 15.03.2018 – Thursday, 15.03.2018

Vocational Education and Training (VET) represents an important facet of the Swiss education system. Swiss VET is structured as a private-sector driven educational model and is the driving force of Switzerland’s global competitiveness, innovation and economic success. This seminar aims to showcase how the Swiss dual VET model could contribute to skilling individuals for the labour market.

There is no registration fee. However, pre-registration is compulsory.

Registration: | +91 8879010160.

Presented in the framework of the initiative 70 Years of Swiss-Indian Friendship: Connecting Minds - Inspiring the Future.

Location: Tango, Vivanta by Taj Surya, Coimbatore


18:30 – 19:00    Registration

Welcome: Ms. Vanitha Mohan, President, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Coimbatore

Introductory Remarks: Mr R. Muthu, Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Chennai

Inaugural Address 'Employability to Employment –the dual VET model' by Swiss Ambassador Andreas Baum

Theme Presentation: Dr. Indraneel Ghose, Senior Adviser, Education, Research and Innovation, Embassy of Switzerland

Panel Discussion 1 : Skills, Productivity and competitiveness –Swiss Experiences in India

Facilitator: Mr. Abubaker Koya, Managing Director, Geberit India

Panel: Mr. Prashant Gokhale, President – Region South Asia, Buhler India;  Mr. Ajay Kumar Dubey, Vice President& Product Group Manager, ABB India; Mr. Kamlesh Sundaram, Principal -Training & Development,Texmo India

Panel Discussion 2 : Skilling the India Workforce

Facilitator: Mr Ashok Malhotra, Managing Director, Habasit Iakoka Ltd.

Panel: Mr. G. P. Chandra Kumar, Founder & Co-Chairman, SkillSonics India; Brig. Dr. Surjit Pabla, President, Bhartiya Skill Development University, Jaipur; Mr. Anil Kudal, M. D., Rieter India & Rep. Indo-Swiss Centre of Excellence

Summing up & Vote of Thanks: Mr. Abubaker Koya, President, SICC India-South