Globally the product development avenue has been evolved from merely tangible to precisely conceptualized, guiding the actual product formation. To sustain and excel in this technological revolt, it is imperative for the Pakistani manufacturers to persistently enhance their skill banks in Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing. Effectively addressing the issue, TUSDEC (Technology Up-gradation and Skill Development Company) has played an effective role in ‘bridging this digital divide’ by setting up NIDA centers in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Sialkot and Quetta as five advanced CAD/CAM training institutes. The causal rudiment of NIDA is to help the industrial clusters of Pakistan overcome the dearth of ‘digitally empowered’ manpower. In order to impart adept and agile trainings of international standard NIDA has established linkages with National / International Engineering and Design Institutions and universities. The courses cover basic to advanced design techniques applicable in all industry segments -mechanical, electrical, civil, plant, process, garment, fashion, jewelery and the array reaches infinity.
The core objective of NIDA is to provide multidisciplinary training in CAD/CAM and change the current industrial environment from analogue to digital. Five centers of NIDA also aim to Train the Trainers, thereby imparting professional CAD/CAM courses to the seasoned human resource of multiple industries.
Since its inception, NIDA has trained more than 16500 skilled work force in basic as well as advanced CAD / CAM applications. Students as well as professionals certified by NIDA-CAD/CAM centers are providing value adding services to the various industry sectors of Pakistan, thereby pragmatically serving the country’s economy. Many of NIDA certified students are working abroad and sending precious foreign remittances.
Through effective and agile skill development, NIDA does not only aim to cultivate the prospects of professional growth but to serve as the foundation to assist industries increase competitiveness, alleviating the disparity between global and local production capacities and quality.