What Automotive Skills Development Council discussed in 32nd Governing Council Meeting - Top points
Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) held its 32nd Governing Council meeting in New Delhi on Friday.
Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) held its 32nd Governing Council meeting in New Delhi on Friday. The ASDC members came together to review the recent developments in the industry on the basis of which further plans were announced to adopt measures to boost skilling in the automotive sector. Attended by key members of the automotive industry, the governing council deliberated on the status updates on the developments proposed in the previous GC meeting held on 27th July.
The members contemplated the feasibility of proposals such as the need to develop Affiliated Training Centre Model amongst ACMA members, concluding that 4 modes of association are possible under current formats.
The members also agreed upon work-based learning scheme as per guidelines of Apprenticeship Act to provide industry-led centres for vocational skills training. It was also decided that ASDC will empanel ACT counsellors as accessors when TCS starts assessments for manufacturing domain. The council also considered the certification of trainers and accessors, and the role of industry in formulation of expert groups for curriculum and content curation for training purposes. Along similar lines, placements through NSDC and ASDC Rozgar Melas were also discussed. The council meeting concluded with discussion on preparation for IndiaSkills and WorldSkills at Shanghai 2021.
Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, ASDC stated, “ASDC has been dedicatedly building a comprehensive skilling ecosystem in the automotive sector. With the changing narrative around the auto industry as the conversations around electric vehicle and smart mobility gain momentum, the necessity to impart and upgrade the existing skills and knowledge has increased significantly."
"We need to provide avenues for providing specialised trainings, apprenticeship opportunities and ease of access to facilities to ready the workforce for the Industry 4.0 revolution. It is essential for all stakeholders align their approach in a strategic and integrated manner for boosting skill development in the automotive sector,” Sanghi added.