The Indian Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal launched a Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding (CEMS) at a function in Visakhapatnam.
ith the assistance of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, CEMS supports Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Gati Shakti initiative through skill development in four out of seven engines of growth identified, including ports, mass transport, waterways and logistics.
CEMS was developed as a special purpose vehicle, with an aim to bridge the skill gap, up-skilling and re-skilling of the current workforce. A skill development initiative for enabling seamless transition towards Industry 4.0, CEMS offers courses with multi-industry applications in manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, oil & gas and heavy engineering.
The Visakhapatnam facility has 18 labs, covering every aspect of manufacturing from design, simulation, analysis and production. CEMS also has a Mumbai campus located at the Head Office of Indian Register of Shipping which mainly caters to re-skilling.
Since its establishment, CEMS has been offering skill development programs, to equip students with employable engineering and technical skills in the areas of Ship Hull Design, Ship Detailed Design, Shipbuilding & Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), robotics and advanced digital manufacturing-factory concepts.
I am pleased to see this laudable initiative take shape under the Skill India program initiated by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. CEMS will provide opportunities for the youth to enhance their skills thereby improving employability and be industry-ready
stated Shri Sarbananda Sonowal speaking at the occasion.