Hero Electric is partnering ReadyAssist, a 24/7 roadside assistance company, for training and upskilling 20,000 mechanics for servicing EVs under its private garage owners (PGO) initiative.
The partnership will help in identifying mechanics willing to upgrade their skill set and coaching them in the next two years. Hero Electric will be employing its R&D teams and resources to train ReadyAssist’s existing network of 5000 mechanics on every aspect of Hero Electric vehicles. Furthermore, the training will extend outside Hero Electric products for mechanics.
The training program will have two stages divided among beginners and experts respectively. Once the training is complete, both the partners will assess enrolled mechanics and give them a Certificate of Merit. The certified mechanics will be on boarded with ReadyAssist to service customers across India via their initiative GRID, a specialised vertical focusing only on EV competency to address the growing demand for on-spot and doorstep service.
Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, “The uniqueness of this training module lies in imparting general technical knowledge for servicing EVs and not limiting it to our EVs. Our partnership with ReadyAssist will accelerate our objective of empowering people with competency.”
Vimal Singh, CEO and founder, ReadyAssist added, “This partnership will be a strong market enabler for the upcoming EV mechanics and also uplift the skills and competency of existing mechanics. It also enables us to access and certify a private workshop into Hero Electric authorized workshop if it meets all the qualification criteria and will be certified by us.”
This unique module allows freshers, college students, and other aspiring candidates to enroll in the program to gain EV competency. Hero Electric has partnered with multiple start-ups and aims to skill 20,000 mechanics in the next two years. It has already trained 6,000 private garage owners till now.