Thursday, 28 July 2011

Fiat India launches Diksha - A technical Skill development program by FIAT and Bombay Salesian Society

Fiat India Automobiles Ltd launches ‘Diksha’, an effort to provide educational avenues and technical training for the youth of the country. Fiat India has joined hands with Donbosco Vyawasaik Prashikshan Kendra, Pune for this initiative. The primary objective is to offer respectable livelihood to orphans, disadvantaged and poor students who otherwise are deprived of good educational facilities.

This initiative will use the immense knowledge, concentration and training available with Fiat to offer best vocational training to the students interested in making a career in the manufacturing world. With such a refined style of vocational training the students would be skilled to work in the automobile industry.

Speaking on this development, Mr. Rajeev Kapoor, President & CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Ltd said “Being one of the pioneers in the automobile industry we understand the changing dynamics of the manufacturing world and realise the need of upgrading the training facilities at the vocational centres so that we can churn out better skilled talent who could work in the high competitive sector. This initiative is our effort to enhance this process.”

Key role for Fiat India would be to support and improve the knowledge, capability, and competencies of trainers and teachers, provide company training internships for trainers and students and improve practical experience by providing its vehicles, components, workshop equipment, teaching material and also training aids. While Don Bosco will be responsible for selection of students, conducting the course and to get accreditation to all the courses from the Govt. of India and Fiat will provide on the job training at factory, in dealership net work and train the trainer program.

The Program Diksha includes courses like:

a)      Multi Brand Basic Automobiles Awareness for 4 Wheelers: A short term programme of four months. There will be three batches in a year and each batch will have twenty five students.
b)      Centre of Excellence: A long term programme of two years duration. The said programme and the syllabus shall be at par with the I.T.I. Courses available in the State. No of students per batch are twenty one students.
Both the Programs will have accreditation from the National Council for Vocational Training – New Delhi and Joint Certification from FIAT and Don Bosco.


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