Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) for accreditation of its premier training centre – Honda Vocational Training Institute (HVTI) in Tapukara, Distt Alwar, Rajasthan. The MoU was signed by Praveen Paranjape, Sr VP & Director (General Affairs), HCIL and Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, ASDC.
HVTI is Honda’s state-of-the-art technical training centre, which was set up in October 2011 with an initial investment of 51 million for building & equipment to develop skilled manpower equipped with automobile specific methodologies and create job opportunities for 12th Grade Pass out and ITI students. The company said accreditation from ASDC will enable HVTI to develop and impart vocational training to the youth, using a curriculum and protocol preset by ASDC. All the trainees passing out from HVTI will benefit through the ASDC certified course, which will further increase their future job prospects.
Students can select different automotive training courses designed by Honda Vocational Training Institute like Introduction to Basics of Manufacturing, Welding Module, Filter Module, Paint Module, Apprenticeship etc. The training will be provided at a subsidised fee for all students.
Praveen Paranjape, Sr Vice President & Director, General Affairs, Honda Cars India Ltd said, HVTI's collaboration with ASDC will usher new opportunities specially for the youth in this region. Since its inception, the company through the HVTI initiative has trained around 14,000 students creating a pool of skilled manpower to meet the needs of the growing automotive industry with 100% placement assistance. This initiative reiterates HCIL’s commitment towards youth development, he added.
ASDC, is the first sector Skill Council of India, promoted by the Automobile industry, through Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) along with the Government of India represented by Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). ASDC has over 240 training partners, 800 certified assessors, 14 expert groups with 295 industry experts and over 2000 training centres.