Hyundai Motor India today inaugurated the Hyundai Professional Development Center at Dr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering College, Kolkata. It is yet another instance of the growing industry-academia connect in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Y K Koo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said: “We are very happy about this association with the polytechnic college as Hyundai is a responsible corporate citizen and advocates creating constant resource pool of skilled ‘Service Advisors’ for the automobile service industry. As a caring manufacturer, it’s our duty and responsibility to continue such initiatives to benefit the industry and society on the whole.”
The new curriculum, in line with latest technologies through tie-ups with polytechnic institutes with training material, car, engine, gearbox and other learning aids, will expose automobile trade students to modern automobile technologies, thereby increasing their opportunities of employability and career prospects.
Under its CSR Skill Development Program, Hyundai Motor India made its first ITI tie-up in 2012, to support community by enhancing education standards in-line with latest technologies at ITI. As of now, Hyundai has tie-ups with 38 ITIs across India with a minimum of a single ITI tie-up in each state. Almost 95 percent of the trained graduates from the Skill Development Program (2012-2015) were recruited by Hyundai dealerships in 2016. The programme has already benefited over 1000 students who studied the course in ITIs across the country.