Esko donates packaging software to GIPT

By 03 Jul 2015

Esko, long known for its steadfast commitment to education, has installed a set of packaging software at the Government Institute of Printing Technology (GIPT) in Mumbai. Esko signed a MOU with GIPT and equipped them with these packaging prepress software licenses, free of cost.

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The GIPT faculty with the Esko team
Recognising the need of having trained packaging specialists in India, the packaging and printing pre-media solutions provider furbished the institute with 15 software licenses of ArtiosCAD 3D modeling and structural design tools, DeskPack and flexo tools.
 
Esko also conducted a special training program in GIPT’s prepress classroom, for the students to equip them with the modelling and layout tools. Subsequent to the seven-day training program conducted by Esko’s application engineer Prashant Kamat, it also organised a follow-up session for prepress essentials and flexo tools.
 
Dr Hemant Taskar, GIPT’s principal, is delighted with Esko’s effort in supporting education in India. “We are extremely grateful to Esko for showing confidence in our Institute and particularly to Esko’s team members for their overwhelming support,” said Taskar.
 
By providing knowledge and hands-on training, Esko is creating a resource for the industry and encouraging talent to look at the opportunities in the packaging sector. Srihari Rao, Esko’s sales director for India said, “Our agreement with the GIPT is a necessary part of our ongoing assistance to educational and training institutions.”
 
Rao assured the institute for any help it might need and for any software upgrades that are part of the agreement.
 
Briefing the students with the advantages of the training, a member of the GIPT faculty, Sameer Deshpande said, “By providing this high-level training, we have significantly reduced the training time students take in packaging companies. Hence, they are much more suitable and equipped with the knowledge of Esko software for placements and jobs especially in folding carton, flexo and gravure industry.”
 
The big daddies of the packaging printing segment such as Essel Propack, Huhtamaki PPL and Parksons Packaging have appreciated Esko’s effort in honing the emerging Indian talents. Students too are interested and enthusiastic in learning this software.

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