Guwahati — Two representatives from the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce on a visit to northeast India made their first stop at Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Azara campus, 15 May 2015. Former director of IIM Shillong Prof Ashoke Dutta introduced them to ADBU.
The ADBU Pro-Vice Chancellor and Registrar received the regional director of IGCC Calcutta Sabina Padey and Executive Sharon Mogose and briefed them about the Don Bosco University project. HoD Electronics and Communication Dr Sunandan Baruah and HoD Mass Communication Fr C.M. Paul briefed the visitors.
IGCC is engaged in vocational training in India especially in the field of mechatronics, metal working and tool handling.
They also offer the possibility of Senior experts sharing their expertise for training the trainer programs for small enterprises for short term duration.
The Vocational Education and Training Network (VETnet) project is one of the IGCC experiments being implemented as a pilot project at Don Bosco Tech Pune.
The VETnet project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and supported by the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK).
Similar vocational training projects are being implemented by the German chambers of commerce in Brazil, China, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and Thailand.
The IGCC also offers 3 to 6 month practical training programs to German students either as a practical trainee or a legal trainee in all IGCC offices in India.
The IGCC has more than 6,700 members comprising of German, Indo-German and Indian companies and has close links with the Indian industry.