With focus on attracting the best talent from the available engineering talent pool, Valeo, the global automotive technology supplier, has launched the Industry-Academia Connect program. As part of the initiative, Valeo has signed Memorandum of Understanding with multiple premier educational institutes - Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and Loyola, ICAM College of Engineering & Technology (LICET) and Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) – IIT Bombay, in India.
Commenting on the Industry-Academia connect initiatives, Ashok Belani, Group President & Managing Director, Valeo - India, said, “I am happy that we would be able to nurture bright young engineers and support them to become industry-ready professionals through direct exposure to Valeo’s latest international processes and technology and mentoring provided by our experts. India is a key market for Valeo and the R&D facility set-up in Chennai is emerging as a global R&D hub, contributing significantly to all Valeo customers across the world. We are scaling up our R&D operations and will be increasing the R&D headcount to 5,000 engineers by 2023. I am confident that through these Industry-Academia Connect initiatives, Valeo would be able to recruit the best from the engineering talent pool available in the country.”
The program will help Valeo to tap into the bright engineering minds for innovative ideas to address emerging mobility needs. Through experiential learning opportunities and mentoring, Valeo will also support them to become industry-ready professionals, by the time they step out of the university.