ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL), which manages the Indian operations of five Volkswagen Group brands – ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Lamborghini, has started accepting applications for the 11th batch of its Mechatronics program. The Mechatronics 2022 program aims at providing new age skillsets to high school graduates and workers displaced from low-skilled jobs. This intensive three and half year program equips participants with new-age skills and enables them to become future-ready in the auto sector.
The program is conducted by SAVWIPL in partnership with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce for awarding the DIHK certificate on successful completion of the course and the National Council for Vocational Training to conduct the All India Trade Test.
Talking about the program, Piyush Arora, Managing Director, SAVWIPL said,
“Our Mechatronics program is in line with the Skill India initiative introduced by the Government of India to empower the youth of our country. The industry is witnessing disruptions like never before, and the auto industry needs to play a vital role in providing opportunities to the automotive workforce and aspiring professionals to upgrade themselves with advanced skill-sets. The Mechatronics apprentice training program focuses on upskilling and providing tech-based learning to the young and talented. At SAVWIPL, we are committed towards learning and development which in the long run will reflect on the growth of the automotive sector in India.”
Sarma Chillara, Group Head of HR and Administration ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited said,
“The automotive industry is constantly evolving and there is a need for consistent and quality training which not only prepares students for entering the industry but also makes them future-ready for upskilling themselves with latest industry developments. The mechatronics program offered by SAVWIPL aims at exactly this by empowering participants with hands-on learning and preparing them for the best opportunities in the automotive industry. The program not only equips the young professionals to gain the desired skills required to start their career, but also, prepares them with advanced skill sets to embrace any kind of disruptions that may change the existing scenario.”
SAVWIPL follows a unique training methodology with the use of advanced technology available within the automobile Industry. The program enhances the skills of apprentices in mechatronics engineering which includes domains like Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, and Information Technology. The apprentices get on-the-job work experience at SAVWIPL to gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in areas like Production, Maintenance, Planning, Quality Assurance, and Research & Development. Additionally, there are classroom sessions in specialized trade schools including Project assignments. The candidates will spend 70 percent of their time in the workplace under the supervision of SAVWIPL certified trainers, and 30 percent in the classroom.
“The course has been designed by keeping in mind the latest trends and requirements of the sector and also the increasing complexity of operations. It is a part of our continuous efforts to generate a talented workforce for the sector which in turn will also help the Indian economy.”, Sarma Chillara added.
The Mechatronics 2022 Program is part of the OEM’s global initiative and has been developed on Germany’s dual-track vocational training program that offers supervised training to up-skill and re-skill talent. It also offers a global exposure to apprentices to work in other economies including Germany, China, and Brazil; giving them a scope to further explore opportunities abroad in the future. Since its inception in 2011, the program has trained over 128 Mechatronics professionals to date. Each year, the company also organizes ‘The Best Apprentice’ award as a token of appreciation to the graduate who has shown exemplary performance during the course of the program.
The program has been running successfully since its inception and has provided the industry with unmatched talent. All the graduates have been successfully placed in prominent positions and are proving their talent through various workshops and exhibitions. The year 2018 witnessed 4 girl apprentices which signifies that the program contributed to increasing the number of women on the Shop Floor. The graduates are groomed in a competitive manner to make them confident enough to participate in state and national level competitions hosted by the industry. The World Skill Competition hosted by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC – Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India) witnessed the talent of 4 such graduates from the Mechatronics Program who bagged gold medals at the zonal, regional, state and national levels.
Based on the results of an online aptitude test, 16 students will be selected for the program and shall be eligible for a monthly stipend of Rs. 7,875/- during the first year and proportionally applicable for the 2nd & 3rd years.
The last date to enroll in the program is 8th July 2022 and the Online Aptitude Test will be conducted on 25th July 2022.
To access the application details and criteria, and to register online, visit the below-mentioned link: https://www.skoda-vw.co.in/mechatronics-form/
- Mechatronics is a full-term job oriented apprentice training program that follows the German Dual System of Vocational Education/NCVT & Optional Trade
- Application for the 11th edition of Mechatronics begins
- The Mechatronics apprentice training program is scheduled to commence on 19 August, 2022
- So far SAVWIPL has trained over 128 Mechatronics professionals in India
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