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Veejay Gahir spent three decades in the automotive industry, in multiple roles: CAD, engineering, project management, and software development. Today he's sharing his knowledge as a consultant and teacher of automotive design. Here, he draws on his experience to share his personal insights and tales from the factory floor. In this interview, Veejay answers questions about getting a foothold in the industry, his favorite projects, and the future of automotive technology, from self-driving cars to the impact of 3D printing.
It has changed, yes. The, the, the approach now is so apprenticeships are not so common. That's the first thing. I mean it's a huge investment from the side of the company to invest for four years in a person. And there's no guarantee that person's going to stay. So essentially, now you have to go to some of the recognized design schools and from there you have to just hope that you can get an internship at some of the big players, like the big OEMs. And then from there you can progress into a full-time position.
So, yes it has changed. I mean, I was very lucky. We were on the tail end of apprenticeship. So now, it's a case of finding the right design school getting the education and engineering background, and then working into an internship.
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