BharatBenz set up a quality school to upskill employees
Published On May 06, 2021
Under the new initiative, the company aims to equip the entire workforce with advanced quality skills and mindset with the help of a tailor-made curriculum with certified, evaluated courses that will enhance the core competencies of employees across all levels.
At a time when the pandemic is ravaging the businesses across India, companies are looking to navigate through this unprecedented time by addressing key challenges and engaging new initiatives to look after all the key stakeholders. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, the maker of BharatBenz trucks in India continues to take steps to investment resources to get ready for the more promising future.
The company today announces a initiative with the opening of a unique Daimler India School of Quality that aims to equip employees with a robust quality mindset. Aligned with the company’s strategic objective of providing world-class products and services, the program enhances the core competencies of employees across all levels to reinforce quality as a way of life in DICV. With a tailor-made, certified curriculum offered completely free-of-charge to all employees, DICV is striving to upskill its employees for a future-ready organization.
The ‘Daimler India School of Quality’ consists of three levels. The Foundation level covers ‘Basic Quality Tools & Methods’, the Secondary level teaches ‘Advanced Quality Tools with Six Sigma Approach’, and the University level focuses on postgraduate and research programs. Employees are assigned various courses at different stages of the program based on their qualifications and experience.
Courses include modules on quality management systems, quality control tools, failure management and more. Each module combines classroom theory with practical application sessions and real-world projects, all conducted on-site and during working hours at the company premises. Employees are evaluated at each level and rewarded with certificates and badges upon completion.
The first batch of students comprising around 3000 DICV employees will undertake the Foundation level over the next 12 months, with Secondary and University levels continuing beyond April 2022. DICV is also looking at options to offer the program externally as paid training in the long term.
Speaking on the new initiative, Satyakam Arya, MD & CEO Daimler India Commercial Vehicles explained, “We hire the best people today and invest in their training to ensure a highly-skilled talent pool for tomorrow. The Daimler India School of Quality is yet another way to give our employees the right tools and mindset needed to build the best products and processes. This enhanced quality is reflected in our BharatBenz portfolio and the vehicles we export to more than 60 markets worldwide.“