With this partnership, about 800 youths will be skilled in the first phase; assistance to be provided for candidates to apply for a passport to make them more employable
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) has undertaken a new initiative to train drivers under the Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM), with an objective to make the country’s youth employable. The programme, which has been jointly-initiated with the Government of Haryana will cover 800 candidates in the current year 2019-20, noted MSIL. Training will be conducted at Maruti Suzuki operated Institute of Driving & Traffic Research (IDTR) at Bahadurgarh and Rohtak. This programme is a joint venture between the Haryana Transport Department and Maruti Suzuki India.
This project is for driver training of light motor vehicles (LMV) and aims to impart good driving behaviour to candidates. The candidates would be provided the opportunity to understand various aspects of driving - fatigue and stress management, developing the right attitude, controlling road rage and sensitive situations, respect for other road users, and preventive maintenance of vehicles.
The driver training programme will train 400 candidates each at Maruti Suzuki’s IDTRs at Bahadurgarh and Rohtak, for which it is inviting applications. The intensive 21-day training schedule including theory, simulator and practical classes, and is scheduled to be completed by March 2020. The cost of training these 800 candidates will be borne by Haryana Skill Development Mission, while the Haryana Government will bear the cost of obtaining a driving license. The IDTRs will also assist the candidates to apply for a passport to make them more employable, noted MSIL. The training will include focused sessions on safe driving practices and good road behaviour.
MSIL said that India is at the cusp of growth and technological description in the transportation sector has resulted in big demand for professionally-skilled drivers who can facilitate app-based transportation services. There is a huge potential for providing the latest driving and professional with digital skills to Haryana youth to enhance their employability and level school, the company added.
Ajay Kumar Tomer, Executive Advisor, CSR, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, said the company’s collaboration with Haryana Government is to make the Haryana local youth employable with good driving skills. The candidates will undergo a comprehensive training module, which will include training on driving, as well as good driving behaviour, he added. Tomer noted that this skill training and behavioural change is important to make our roads safer.
The government is glad to be working together with Maruti Suzuki to impart Light Motor Vehicle driving training to the youth through the IDTRs, noted Raj Nehru, Mission Director-Haryana Skill Development Mission, Government of Haryana. He said that through skill development training, youth can access skilled employment opportunities and set up self-employment ventures to help them attain a sustainable livelihood and better quality of life.