Fiat India starts new training and development facility in Pune
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Fiat India Automobiles Limited (FIAL), the country's ninth largest car maker by sales, in collaboration with Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. (FGA) of Italy, has initiated its new technical aptitude and proficiency development programme, 'Diksha', to open advanced educational conduits and technical guidance for interested and worthy youngsters.
Expressing his views, Rajeev Kapoor, CEO, Fiat India Automobiles Limited, said, “We strongly feel that we need to keep pace with the changing dynamics in the world of manufacturing and it also believed that there is a need for up-gradation at our vocational centres so that we can generate skilled talent tailor-made to deliver in this highly competitive sector. With this initiative we hope to deliver highly skilled and trained manpower that will cater to the automobile industry and also ensure them of a source of employment and self sustainability.”
Reportedly, Fiat India has acquired help from Donbosco Vyawasaik Prashikshan Kendra, Pune for the training programme. The company provided intellectual insight and financial assistance to the aforementioned institution for setting up the training and guidance centre under the name 'FIAT & Don Bosco Experiential Skill Training Centre'. The training programme will take place from the Don Bosco Professional Training Centre (DBPTC) in Chinchwad, near Pune.
The Don Bosco's responsibilities include ensuring proper accreditation of all training courses by the Indian Government and the enrolment process of worthy candidates. Don Bosco also carries the task of training, supervision and teaching of the course module.
In the Diksha initiative, Fiat India will be charged with a liability of improving the overall skill and knowledge capabilities of trainers, teachers and also ensuring practical training and internship opportunities for both – the students and trainers. The company will also provide training equipments, materials and aids, comprising information regarding its products and components.
Within duration of four months, Diksha programme's course module comprises basic information regarding Fiat's contemporary four-wheel technology and technical insights.
Reportedly, three groups of 25 students will be enrolled for the four-month long programme with a two-year long programme called 'Centre of Excellence, which are to be arranged simultaneously. Both the programs will be certified by the National Council for Vocational Training – New Delhi along with a Joint Certification from FIAT and Don Bosco. The programme and course module is said to be of the same quality, compared with the State driven ITI (Industry Training Institute) courses.
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