SKF India’s skilling programme for youth

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on April 28, 2016

SKF India has launched a skilling programme for the youth, as a part of its CSR initiative.

This is the second skill development centre after Pune, company executives said. This skilling initiative aims to empower underprivileged youth with the know-how of modern automobile maintenance and servicing skills in order to help them gain employment or become entrepreneurs, said Shrikant Savangikar, Director- Business Excellence, Quality and Sustainability, SKF India.

It is estimated that the Indian automotive sector needs 15 million directly employable people by 2022. This program will train more than 5,000 youth in the next five years and continue to add skilled and employable workforce, added Anjali Byce, Directr-HR, SKF India.

SKF India’s programme, with the chosen implementation partners will prepare the beneficiaries to work at various automotive OEMs, dealer service network and workshops and also impart entrepreneurial skills to enable them to set up their own vehicle service stations in future. The first centre launched in Pune in July 2015 has already concluded two batches that have benefited 100 students and currently the third batch is under training, added Byce. eom

As part of this program, the beneficiaries will undergo six months of rigorous vocational training in automotive two-wheeler and four-wheeler repair as per the Modular Employability Skills (MES) course with added YES Module. The six month long program will additionally train students in personality, communication skills, customer service, goal setting, financing and Business Management skills, for the holistic development of the beneficiaries. The training will be conducted at training lab in Hosur, Bengaluru

Published on April 28, 2016
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