Maruti Suzuki opens Center of Excellence at ITI-Becharaji, Gujarat; 7000 trainees to become job ready, annually
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has inaugurated a Center of Excellence (CoE) at ITI, Becharaji in Gujarat to step up its Skill Development efforts under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has inaugurated a Center of Excellence (CoE) at ITI, Becharaji in Gujarat to step up its Skill Development efforts under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The CoE has been set up in collaboration with Government of Gujarat. This centre will be used to train and improve the level of technical education of ITI students in the state and effectively contribute to Skill India initiative.
The initiative is aimed at imparting relevant skill training and benefit youth from the growing automobile industry. The centre's infrastructure to help over 7000 trainees become job ready, annually, as per a statement issued by Maruti.
Speaking on the occasion, Kenichi Ayukawa, MD & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The Center of Excellence will help students from various trades to enhance their skill sets. I urge the students to make the most of this facility for a stronger industry connect and a successful career.”
The CoE at ITI Becharaji, spread over 11,800 sq. ft., is equipped with Maruti Suzuki Basic Training lab, Safety Simulation hop, Finishing schools for Weld shop, Paint shop and Assembly shop along with six class-rooms. The CoE has a capacity to train 150 trainees per week. Maruti Suzuki has invested around Rs 4 crore to set up the facility.
Key things to know about ‘Center of Excellence’:
-Over 7000 students to benefit annually
- Automobile Finishing school for simulated learning
-Advanced facility to train the trainers in Gujarat
-Prototype of manufacturing facility which includes- welding, painting, mechatronics
- Dedicated module on safety
-Capacity to train 150 trainees per week
The CoE will cater to students of Becharaji ITI as well as students from other ITIs across Gujarat. The facility will also be used to train shop floor employees from automobile and auto component makers in the state.