Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supports skills development – inaugurates Kimura Foundry’s Casting Training Course in Bengaluru

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is supporting the skill development programme in the Indian casting industry through the launch of the Kimura Foundry Casting Training Course at Karnataka German Technical Training Institute (KGTTI) Bengaluru. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Sharanaparakash Rudrappa Patil, the Minister for Medical Education & Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Department, Government of Karnataka, various dignitaries of the Government of Karnataka, Karnataka German Multi Skill Development Centre (KGMSDC) Society, Kimura Foundry Co., Ltd., Technology and JICA India office.

The casting training course at KGTTI will educate trainees on Japanese standards, best practices, and Kimura Foundry’s extensive knowledge. It is poised to advance India’s own casting industry significantly, training instructors in practical casting technology, metallurgy, environmental considerations, and quality control. The training module is a result of efforts by Kimura Foundry, the global smart manufacturing organisation with a rich history dating back to 1927 in Japan and a specialisation in full mould casting, which has done extensive evaluations to understand local regulations, production standards, and practices, as well as human resource development in the Indian casting industry.

JICA has expanding the scale of collaboration with private partnership to leverage developmental impact through the cooperation. As a part of private partnership programmes, JICA has been nurturing a partnership with Kimura Foundry Co., Ltd., through SDGs Business Model Formulation Survey for setting up training course of Casting Engineers in India.