Hyundai Motor India today inaugurated the ‘Hyundai Professional Development Centre’ at Excel Polytechnic College in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.
This CSR initiative is part of Hyundai’s long-term commitment to community enhancement on education standards through tie-ups with polytechnic institutes offering specially designed curriculum, training material, cars, engines, gearboxes and other learning aids.
Speaking on the tie-up, Y K Koo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India, said: “Hyundai advocates creating a constant resource pool of skilled service advisors for the automobile service industry. The ‘Hyundai Professional Development Centre’ will expose automobile trade students to modern automobile technologies, thereby increasing the opportunities of employability and career prospects.”
Under its CSR Skill Development Program, Hyundai Motor India effected its first ITI tie-up in 2012, to support community by enhancing education standards in line with latest technologies at ITI. At present, the carmaker has tie-ups with 38 ITIs across India with at least one ITI tie-up in each state. Almost 95 percent of 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.