After a two-year hiatus owing to the pandemic, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) is organising a skill-oriented brainstorming ASDC’s Partners Forum – 2022 in New Delhi. ASDC, the apex non-profit training and certification body has been constituted by the government to take care of the skilling requirements, particularly those of the Indian automotive industry.
Vinod Aggarwal, President, ASDC said: “The Indian Automotive industry today is at the forefront of global industry practices, both in terms of adoption of the latest technology as well as fostering innovations through integrating safety and performance of vehicles produced in India.”
“In order to continue its leadership position, it needs a constant source of skilled manpower as well as focus on upskilling and reskilling its existing workforce. The theme for this year’s Partner Forum 2022 is “Sahayogita se Atmanirbharata” which sums up the need for collaboration of all stakeholders – industry, government, training institutions and potential candidates to collaborate; this is what we believe will have a significant contribution in building Atma Nirbhar Bharat,” Aggarwal further added.
ASDC in a statement said that it launched a career guidance book for the students by which youth can get in-depth details about the opportunities in the automobile sector. Also, it will get the new trends of 3D printing and robotics, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, digitisation is changing the industry drastically, and creating new business models.
ASDC claims to have already facilitated training for 60,000 new skilled employees in the automotive sector in FY22. The chunk of these associates joined various OEMs, suppliers, as well as vehicle dealerships, under the government’s apprenticeship programme, which allows for on-the-job training and evaluation of an individual, before they get the course certification from ASDC. The fresh manpower is being primarily seen getting deployed into roles in manufacturing such as welding, machining, assembly operations, and quality alongside getting placed in technician positions in dealerships to service incoming vehicles. Given the undergoing transformation in the automotive industry globally, ASDC has revised more than 100 course curriculums all through 2021 during the peak of the pandemic, in order to make the new workforce future ready.
In conversation with ASDC's Arindam Lahiri
ASDC facilitates 60,000 skilled jobs in auto sector through FY22