Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute Of Manufacturing In Gujarat By Aug 2017

Modified On Nov 17, 2016 12:53 PM By Alshaar

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Country’s leading passenger vehicle manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki India announced on Tuesday that it will set up a unique Industrial Training Institute in Mehsana, Gujarat. Having christened it as the Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing, Suzuki will inaugurate the facility by August 2017 and aims to impart training to around 300 youths annually in technical trades and Japanese shop-floor practices.

“The JIM will mark the start of a collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing in India,” said a press release from the manufacturer. 

This follows from a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in Tokyo on November 11, 2016, between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), for a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” to train 30,000 youths in India over 10 years, it added.

The JIM will be run and managed by Maruti Suzuki India Limited as a corporate social responsibility initiative. Maruti Suzuki has committed an initial investment of Rs 3.2 crores towards setting up the JIM. Key areas of intervention by Maruti Suzuki would include upkeep of the facility as per industry norms, hiring and training of faculty and staff, finalizing curriculum, and end to end execution from admissions to placement of students.

Courses to be offered at the JIM: Fitter, Electrician, Welder, Mechanic Diesel, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Auto Body Repair and Mechanic Auto Body Painting. All the trades would be certified and approved by NCVT (National Council of Vocational Training).

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