IET India Launches 'IET India Digital Conversations' Amidst Growing Concerns about the Pandemic

Each of these focuses on the latest ideas, technologies, insights and debates on key topics affecting engineers and technicians across the globe. IET India has re-engineered these events in response to the global pandemic – COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown across the world and has launched IET India Digital Conversations.

As a part of the IET’s continuous quest to deliver insights that will help its members and partners tide over this challenge, these Digital Conversations will feature national as well as global experts from various fields to exchange ideas on critical issues around work, tech and move. Episode 1 of these conversations dealt with ‘Navigating your career through COVID-19’ and was held on 27 March, 2020. Industry leaders and thought leaders walked us through the aspects of change that will impact our career within the framework of Tech, Work and Move. Episode 2 was on “Mind – Your own business, Maintaining our sanity at the times of a pandemic”. The session focused on mental wellness and the impact of lockdown & isolation and featured mental health experts from around the world. We understood how to recognise the potential challenges that we could be dealing with due to the lockdown and the best practices to avoid them. The topics ranged from loneliness, anxiety, self-isolation and stress during the current uncertainty.

The link to both these recording can be found on IET India’s YouTube Channel.

Episode 3 of IET India Digital Conversations scheduled on 17 April, 2020 is titled, ‘Adapt, Improvise and Overcome: The essential skills post the pandemic’. This conversation will focus on understanding the skills that will be needed post the pandemic as we rebuild the world. Our experts will discuss how to craft strategies that will enable employees and organisations effectively deal with skilling and learning challenges that this pandemic brings. Check out our social media handles to know more.

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About the IET

The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians and all those who are touched by or touch the work of engineers.

Institution of Engineering and Technology - India

The IET office started operations in India in 2006, in Bangalore. Today, we have over 13,000 members and have the largest membership base for the IET outside of the UK.

Given the increasing global importance of India as an engineering hub our aim is to make an impact that has relevance both locally and internationally. Our strategy is to make a meaningful impact on the overall competency and skill levels within the Indian engineering community and play an influencing role with industry in relation to technology innovation and solving problems of public importance.

e want to do this through working in partnership with industry, academia and government, focussing on the application of practical skills within both learning & career lifecycles, driving innovation and thought leadership through high impact sectors. Our volunteer led panels are means through which we deliver our strategy.

For more details, please visit: india.theiet.org.