Maruti Suzuki India, today made an announcement that it is going to scale up its skill development activities by setting up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASEC) across 45 Government-run ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) in India.
Maruti Suzuki to set up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASEC)
Every skill development centre which Maruti Suzuki is going to launch would be equipped with a model workshop which provides practical training. Along with this, Maruti Suzuki would also appoint trainers for full-time and has plans to provide tools and equipment and forge partnerships with local Maruti Suzuki service workshops to upgrade skills of ITI students and make them job-ready. Maruti Suzuki declared that it is going to be a Corporate Social Responsibility project of the Company. Maruti Suzuki has dedicated a whooping 5 Crore rupees towards this cause.
Annually, an estimated 2100 youths are expected to get benefitted through this program (ASECs). The trainees would be free to seek employment in any workshop, including those service stations which wont service Maruti Suzuki vehicles.
The Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASECs) would be set up in designated ITIs across the country which includes following regions: Jammu, Srinagar, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, Yamuna Nagar, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Dehradun, Dewas, Durg, Jabalpur, Surat, Godhra, Ankleshwar, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Karimnagar Vijayawada, Kochi, Calicut, Thrissur and Thiruvananthapuram.
Executive Director (Service) of Maruti Suzuki, Mr. Pankaj Narula, speaking to the media said,
“Through this initiative, Maruti Suzuki wants to contribute to the national effort for skill development and employability. With the growth in number of vehicles on roads, quality repair and maintenance offers a major employment opportunity. Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres will provide hands-on experience to trainees and make them capable of quality service and repair of vehicles.”
In addition to the I.T.I curriculum, the students would be given 50 days of training by MSIL(Maruti Suzuki India Limited) trainers in fields related to car service, repairs and maintenance. Students who are trained at the ASECs would also be awarded an additional skill training certificate.
In the past, Maruti Suzuki has a successful system of developing I.T.Is. Maruti Suzuki has 2 major approaches of ITI support programs: One, adopt the I.T.I and concentrate on wholistic development ( adopt all trades). And the other is, to have a focused approach to promote automobile skill training.