Maruti Suzuki, leader in passenger vehicles, has set up a first-of-its-kind Industrial Training Institute at Ganpat University, Mehsana, Gujarat. Called “Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing” (JIM), full on stream from August 2017 that will eventually train 500 youths per year in technical trades and Japanese shopfloor practices.
The ceremony for approval of the first JIM, held on June 27, 2017 at Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, was attended by Yosuke Takagi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, H.E. Sujan R Chinoy, Ambassador of India to Japan, affiliates of the programme, and the companies approved at the ceremony. On behalf of the approved companies, Osamu Suzuki, chairman, Suzuki Motor Corporation, said, “Through the institutes approved today, we will make further efforts in human resource development in India.”
Aimed for human resource development in the manufacturing sector in India, the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) is part of an initiative of Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme agreed between the governments of India and Japan following a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in Tokyo on November 11, 2016 between Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE) to train 30,000 youths in India over 10 years. Maruti Suzuki JIM is fully operational from August 2017. 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.
Maruti Suzuki JIM will be run as an A. S. Patel Pvt. ITI (Industrial Training Institute) at the Ganpat Vidyanagar by Maruti Suzuki India, which will offer state-of-the-art educational facilities and human resources.
The JIM will be run and managed by Maruti Suzuki India Limited as a corporate social responsibility initiative. In addition to the technical curriculum, the JIM will impart training in the best shopfloor practices such as Kaizen and Quality Circles, based on curricula developed in Japan. Maruti Suzuki has committed an initial investment of Rs. 3.2 crores towards setting up the JIM.
On the initiative, MD & CEO, MSIL Kenichi Ayukawa, said, “Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing in Mehsana will take forward the vision of the two governments to create a pool of skilled manpower in manufacturing in India. This is another opportunity for Maruti Suzuki to participate in the Indian Government’s ambitious “Make in India” and “Skill India” initiatives. Our effort will be to train youths in the best shopfloor practices so that they find ready employment on shop floors and in workshops.”
The JIM will offer seven technical courses: 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). 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.
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