Engineering and Manufacturing

We help you modernize learning to optimize productivity.

Productivity is at the Forefront of
Everything We Do.

What’s one of the most dreaded words in manufacturing? Downtime. When staff does not follow proper procedures, the results are not insignificant. Errors and mishaps in production can wreak havoc in the tens of thousands of dollars per hour for industrial plants.

Forward-Thinking Companies Look
to Origin to Help Develop Employees

To stay competitive, today’s manufacturers and engineering firms need to invest in holistic training that extends beyond the confines of the production floor. Forward-thinking companies know they need to develop employees who understand federal, state, and local regulations related to your business. They also need employees who adhere to corporate compliance mandates, can be groomed into future leadership roles, and have the technology and soft skills to improve productivity and business communications. Our learning solutions will help you get there.

Discover Our Solutions

Process Training

Skill Development


Technology Training


Origin’s Tried and True Methods Reduce Costly Errors and Downtime, and Increase Proficiency and Productivity.


Origin has extensive expertise in developing eLearning programs that engage learners, improve learning stickiness, reduce employee downtime, and produce measurable results. Our capabilities extend to the most advanced technologies, including social learning, AR, VR, and game-based learning, and can be accessed on any device. Learn More


Origin creates simulations of manufacturing systems that mimic the real environment. Here workers can test, modify, and practice processes without incurring damage to the original equipment. Learn More

Virtual Labs

Virtual labs provide an online environment of a real-world application that allows students to experiment and practice without causing harmful effects to the actual program or software. Learn More

Performance Support

Origin develops on-the-job learning aids that help your employees find answers to their questions at their moment of need. Learn More

21st Century Learning Solutions for Manufacturing & Engineering Firms

Leading Companies Trust Origin

Origin is proud to help manufacturing and engineering clients achieve their learning and business goals.

Case In Point

Learning Goes Places... Literally!

Organizations globally, from small to large, are finding it increasingly difficult to achieve their learning objectives. With economies still crawling towards a full recovery, the first and biggest impact that is being feIt by organizations is on the amount of learning required.

A Fortune 500 Company Accelerates Training Outcomes Through a Comprehensive Learning Solution

Driven by the exponential growth in demand for its key products – locomotives and engines for drilling and marine applications, the client was expanding at a fast clip across geographies. The accelerated growth, however, resulted in a daunting challenge.

Our Multi-Year Relationships with Clients Speak Volumes

Origin’s vast industry experience working with manufacturing and engineering combined with cross-industry expertise provides us with unique insights into building successful, engaging learning programs. We consult with you to fully understand your company’s strategic vision and pain points and then craft specific strategies to help you achieve your and business goals. Our careful analysis, precision, creativity, and agility are the bedrock of our many longstanding client relationships.

What Our Clients Say

Our Goal is to
Have You as a Client for Life

Origin’s experience with financial services firms, combined with our cross-industry expertise, helps us craft specific strategies and programs that enable you to achieve your learning and business goals. We pride ourselves on our many multi-year clients, which is a testament to the quality of service and solutions we provide.

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Nirmala Ravi

Associate Vice President – Solutioning

Over the last 20 years, Nirmala has worn many hats –  faculty, content developer, instructional designer, editor, technical writer, and documentation manager. Before joining Origin, she worked in the eLearning unit of various organizations, including NIIT, Sify Ltd, and Cognizant Technology Solutions.

As part of her core responsibilities, Nirmala has handled requirements and managed project delivery onsite and offshore for several Fortune 500 clients in the US, UK, Germany, and Bangkok across several domains, such as logistics, healthcare, life sciences, banking and finance, and publishing.

Nirmala holds bachelor’s degrees in science and education and a professional diploma in instructional design and systems management.

Shanmugam K

Vice President – Technology

Shanmugam (Shan) has vast experience spanning over two decades and played various roles, including faculty, programmer, technology consultant, and project manager.

Shan also has extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing technology teams for several key Fortune 50 clients. His past work experience includes Aptech, Sify Technologies, and Macmillan, where he gained invaluable expertise in corporate learning and educational publishing domains.

He has set up and managed product engineering teams, developed web and mobile apps, and won Brandon Hall awards for projects on emerging learning technologies.

An engineering graduate with a post-graduate degree in management from LIBA, Shan’s unrelenting passion for technology is inspiring.

Douglas Lobo

Vice President – Customer Success & Solutions

Douglas has over 20 years of experience and has played various roles across operations, delivery, product management, and client relationship.

Before joining Origin Learning, Douglas worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and Lionbridge. He has managed teams of varying sizes to deliver multi-format products and custom learning solutions.

Douglas is a commerce graduate with a diploma in systems.

Lisho Scaria

Senior Vice President – Operations

Lisho has 20+ years of learning industry experience in instructional design and managing teams and projects.

Prior to joining Origin Learning, Lisho worked with NIIT and Hurix systems. He has extensive experience in managing projects for several Fortune 500 clients. Lisho has worked with clients in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore,

Lisho is a mathematics graduate with a post-graduate diploma in systems.

Vinok D’ Silva

Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing

Over the last two decades, Vinok has played various senior roles across different functions, including operations, solutions, delivery, product development, and client relationships.

Before joining Origin Learning, Vinok worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and MPS. He has been instrumental in building R&D  teams, establishing P&L, and consistently developing new business accounts.

Vinok received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Mangalore University.

Swapna Reddy

Strategic Advisor

Swapna has over 20 years of experience conceptualizing, creating multi-modal instructional solutions, and matching technology with pedagogy.

Before founding Origin Learning, Swapna worked with Element K, Sify eLearning, and NIIT. Her varied educational profile, including a post-graduate degree in Psychology, a PGCPM from Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode, and undergraduate studies in Literature, brings a unique perspective to training, operations, and research.

Vasanthi Balasubramanian

CEO, Origin Learning Inc, USA

Vasanthi has over 21 years of experience in operations, delivery, product management, client relationships, and business development. Before founding Origin Learning, Vas worked with Hurix, Element K, Sify, and NIIT. She has been responsible for building large teams and driving business goals in her previous roles.

Vas’s agility and positive energy bring confidence to the people working with her. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration and has completed her Senior Management Program from IIM-C.

Hari Kumar

Managing Director & CEO

Hari has over 30 years of experience in the training, education, eLearning, and publishing industries. Before founding Origin Learning, Hari worked with Manipal Education, Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), Sify eLearning, Firstware Software Solutions, and Brilliant’s Computer Centre / First Computers. In addition, Hari has handled multiple start-ups and managed large eLearning teams and projects with Fortune 50 clients. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University, India, and is very passionate about eLearning.

Rajith Kumar

Associate Vice President – UX and Visual Design

Rajith is a seasoned UX and visual design professional with 17+ years of experience in user experience design, interaction design, animation, and typography. Before joining Origin Learning, he worked with Hurix Systems and HCL Infosystems. His expertise is in managing UX and UI design and media content development for eLearning services.

Rajith has a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. An avid singer and dancer, Rajith is passionate about new media design, visualization, and the performing arts. He is also an aspiring feature filmmaker with two short films to his credit.