• To expand adding 10 more new centres by 2013 in the State
CADD Centre, Asia's largest training institution in Computer Aided Designing (CAD) and Project Planning & Management (PPM), has announced 'CADD Quest 2013', its annual scholarship exam for students and professionals interested in learning CAD courses. CADD Quest 2013 is the largest scholarship exam for engineering courses conducted in India and is to offer up to 50% scholarship for over 12000 aspirants including 4000 in Kerala, on more than 100 internationally recognised CAD courses. The courses include various diploma and master diploma programs costing between Rs. 6000 and Rs. 50000. The aptitude test will cover topics on English, Mathematics & General Knowledge.
The 45 CADD Centres across Kerala will conduct the test during January 12,13 and 19, 20. Candidates with a minimum qualification of SSLC pass (10th grade) can take up the exam at the nearest CADD Centre or online at www.caddcentre.ws on the exam days. The scholarships will be offered based on the scores obtained. Aspirants have to pre-register themselves and get the Admit Card (available till the exam date) for the desired session on payment of Rs. 50. For details, call 1800-425-0405.
CADD Centre has been organising the annual scholarship exam for over 15 years to reach out to students and professionals of the country with world class Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), courses in mechanical, civil, architecture, electrical & electronics, and project management domains, making the courses more affordable.
Owing to demand and scope for more training centres as the State of Kerala is evolving as a centre for infrastructure development and hub of design services, CADD Centre is planning to launch about 10 new centres in the State by end of 2013 and at the cost of Rs 2 crores. In addition, CADD Centre and its franchisees will invest Rs 1.5 crores on creating awareness in the engineering colleges and polytechnics on the new CAD tools during the year 2013. The government and private industry are taking up major infrastructure projects in power generation, petro-chemicals, and hence there will be more job opportunities for engineers within the State. In addition, engineers can get better employment opportunities abroad with internationally recognised CADD Centre certification.
Commenting about the expansion plan, Mr Karaiadi Selvan, Managing Director, CADD Centre, said, "India produces more than 10 lakhs engineering graduates and over 3 lakh diploma engineers every year, our mission is to make them employable as they complete their college program. However, only 20% – 25% of these graduates are directly employable today. Rest of the 75% – 80% needs additional domain specific training, employable skill development and soft skill coaching before the employer finds them suitable for an employment" Mr Selvan added, "CADD Centre's franchisees would partner with private colleges, technical institutes, polytechnics and B-schools to provide design skill development coaching while pursuing their regular courses. This will enable them to get employed in Indian and multinational companies immediately after their education."
CADD Centre, founded in 1988, having its corporate office at Chennai, has over 300 centres in major cities and towns across 13 countries including India, Srilanka, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi, etc. CADD centre is a privately held company with end user training volume of over 80000 people year with top line revenue of over 200 cores. CADD centre employs over 4000 engineering graduates across the globe.
CADD Centre has 45 training centres and 10 Dream Zone studios covering the State of Kerala with variety of skill development programs and trains over 15000 people every year, with a top line of over 20 crores a year