Tata Motors Signs MoU with ASDC for Skill Development
Published On Aug 03, 2016
In a one-of-its-kind agreement, India’s marquee automaker Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC). The agreement will focus on nurturing skills and competent manpower required in the automobile sector. The company has signed six such agreements in the last few years with leading organizations and institutes to help people gain occupational skills.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Motors Ltd, and Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi, CEO, Automotive Skills Development Council. The MoU will embark skill development program in Tata’s six plants across the country and will comply with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) competency levels.
Commenting on the association, Mr. Gajendra Chandel, Chief Human Resources Officer, Tata Motors, said, “We are keen to see the Indian automotive industry becoming globally competitive with Tata Motors playing a significant role. In line with Government of India’s aggressive plans under the Skill India Mission towards ‘Kaushal Bharat – Kushal Bharat,’ we aim to contribute positively to build India’s competitiveness. To support and make this a reality, the corporate partnership of Tata Motors with ASDC is a step in that direction.”
The agreement will also provide certification for both trainers and students after assessment of the skills gained once the program is over. There will be modules based on the skills for design, engineering, manufacturing, automobile production, sales & service as well in various support functions with a focus on quality, productivity, dexterity, discipline and safety.
Speaking on this unique partnership, Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi, Chief Executive Officer, ASDC said, “ASDC is the industry’s own skill certification offering qualifications across the value chain of R&D, manufacturing, sales and service, road transportation domains, covering all levels from lower hands skills to high end technical and managerial skills. Through this collaboration with Tata Motors Ltd, the expectation would be to propagate the industry’s own ASDC certification among the youth who wish to make a career in the exciting field of automobiles.”