BANGALORE: The 60th Indian Foundry Congress (IFC) was organised to spread awareness about the job potential of the Indian foundry industry, which has been suffering because of lack of availability of human resources talent.
Over 100 students participated in the event.
Speaking about the event Dr H Sundaramurth, president of IIF said, “Availability of skilled labour and human resources is one of the major problems faced by the Indian foundry industry. We have lined up important expansion plans and human resources are integral to the success.
We intend to attract talent to the Indian foundry industry through innovative methods.” Pointing out a specific reason for inability to recruit talent on a regular basis Harish Lakshman, director of Rane Die Cast said, “There is a general impression that foundries are sweat shops, have poor working conditions, and are not technology intensive.
Consequently, fresh graduates, both engineering and diploma students feel foundry is not a suitable work place. We need to plan several initiatives to attract professionals to this sector.” The IIF also planned to make foundry industry as an attractive career option for youths through various initiatives, such as positions the industry as an engineering solution provider, technology intensive industry, incentives for students for internship programmes, working with universities and research firms for innovation and invest in employees through training and development