Sunday, 31 July 2011

Eicher comes up with JV for car technology school with Volvo





The Rayat Bahra VECV Automotive technology centre was just launched by the regular and mandatory line up of politicians. It was inaugurated by Tikshan Sood, a minister with the government of Punjab and Vinod Aggarwal, CEO of VE Commercial Vehicles Limited, a joint venture between Volvo and Eicher Motors at a glittering ceremony in Mohali. 

The state-of-the-art automobile lab at the Mohali campus of Rayat Bahra Education group has been established as part of the industry-academia model to educate students on the latest automotive technology covering manufacturing techniques, supply chain management and customer service management . This will help students to be industry ready on completion of the course and be absorbed in organizations with minimum orientation and training. 

This would also meet the skilled manpower requirements of the automotive sector, which is already facing acute shortage of skilled human resources and minimize the gap between what is taught in institutes and what is required by the industry. The training centre is equipped with modern training aids like dynamic cutaways, wall charts, practice units and technical publications which are both comprehensive and pictorial, covering most scientific way of repair maintenance and overhauling of commercial vehicles. 

The following courses will be offered to students at the Mohali center: 

Automobile Technology Certificate course for school dropouts . Motor mechanic vehicle and diesel mechanic course as per NCVT syllabus (ITI program). Degree in automobile engineering Post graduate diploma in automobile engineering . Masters in automobile engineering. 

This set up will also be used as regional competency development centre of VECV for training Eicher dealership personnel of north region. 

Speaking on the occasion , Vinod Aggarwal, CEO, VECV said, "The institute has been set up as part of the industryacademia collaborative model established by us to meet the skilled manpower requirement of the automotive sector. The auto sector which contributes to five per cent of the country's GDP is expected to be the seventh largest in the world by 2016. The industry is already facing acute shortage of skilled man power, with the automotive mission plan envisaging requirement of 25 million people by 2016. Our social responsibility program has been designed to meet this critical gap." 

"This focused initiative to address the growing scarcity of technologically skilled manpower makes VECV a pioneering commercial vehicle manufacturer in India to have taken the lead in addressing this issue," he added. Liberalization coupled with modern technology and low cost manpower base has made India, a prime destination for global auto majors. 

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