Hyundai Motor India Ltd., the country’s largest exporter and the second largest car manufacturer has announced inauguration of its ITI collaboration program in West Bengal, in partnership with the Ramakrishna Mission ITI at Narendrapur, Kolkata.
As a part of Hyundai’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and contribution to the Government of India’s Skill India initiative, HMIL had recently announced partnership with 25 ITI’s in India. The collaboration with ITI’s is designed to ensure community development through enhancement of education standards in line with latest technologies.
HMIL as a part of this alliance will offer students specially designed curriculum, training material, car, engine, gear box and other learning aids. The course content developed by HMIL will form a part of syllabus of institutes 2nd year students enrolled in the Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) program. It will offer exposure to modern automobile technologies thereby increasing employment opportunities and prospects. In addition, HMIL will also offer students an On Job Training (OJT) at its dealerships adding practical experience to the domain knowledge.
The program will benefit ITI in building skillful technicians for the Indian Automotive service industry. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Tapan Ghosh, Zonal Head – East, Hyundai Motor India Limited, said “We are delighted to begin our program in East with Ramakrishna Mission ITI. The collaboration has been successful implemented across 25 institutes Pan-India and this year, every state will have at least 1 institute per state associated with the program. Hyundai Motors is committed to Government of India’s “Skill India”initiative and through the program aims to increase availability of skilled manpower in the automobile service industry.”
The Hyundai – ITI association comes on the back of a very successful pilot program launched in 2012 across 5 locations. Almost 95% of trained graduates from the Skill Development Program (2012-2015) were recruited by Hyundai dealerships in 2016. Hyundai’s Skill Development Programme has already benefited over 1000 students who studied the course at 25 ITIs across the country in centers such as: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Sangli, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Vizag, Cochin, Sonepat, etc.