Bombardier has completed its one-week course on railway applications at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy, to prepare future engineers for the railway industry.
During the course, Bombardier provided its expertise to students on railway infrastructure, rolling stock, rail control solutions and maintenance services, as well railway operation issues.
The one-week module, called Sharing Our Knowledge, also covered courses related to traction, train control and brake systems, bogies, welding, product safety, homologation and testing.
The training included an overview of existing rolling stock manufacturing processes, as well as project and bid management.
From a group of 180 graduates, 30 students were selected to attend the master’s degree course at La Sapienza University based on their academic grades and their field of specialisation, from electrical to mechanical, infrastructure or civil works engineering.
Bombardier chief country representative for Italy Roberto Tazzioli said that the partnerships with universities such as La Sapienza help the company contribute to its growth strategies.
"Our company has worked together with universities for many years as we strongly believe in the importance of attracting talented young graduates into the rail industry," Tazzioli said.
"High-profile initiatives like this master’s degree enable students to gain a first insight into the professional world that awaits them."
Bombardier employs over 200 engineers at its railway control solutions engineering centre in Rome and its Vado Ligure manufacturing site.
In January 2013, Bombardier extended its rail research cooperation with the Technical University of Dresden in Germany for another five years.
The Canadian rail manufacturer also signed an agreement with Thailand’s Kasetsart University in January to impart rail engineering education to its students and instructors over the next five years.
Image: Bombardier is currently working on its new Frecciarossa 1000 high-speed train for Trenitalia. Photo: courtesy of Trashmaster85.