Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana, has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD. The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) is an outcome of a joint initiative between the Government of India and the Government of Japan to create a pool of 30,000 skilled manpower for the manufacturing industry in India.
The certification is awarded to JIM for implementing a ‘Quality Management System’ for learning services for non-formal education and training in accordance with ISO 29990:2010 standards. The assessment covers important elements like; training content development, training methodology, impact assessment and evaluation that ensure that the institute follows a standard model for quality and professional mode of operation.
A K Tomer, executive director, Maruti Suzuki said, “Quality is integral to Maruti Suzuki’s culture. We established Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing to provide quality training to the youth with industry relevant skills and enhance their employability in the growing automobile sector. The ISO certification is an important milestone in the evolution of JIM. It is an effort to ensure we remain focused on maintaining the highest level of standards in skill training and education.”
JIM is one of the model ITIs by Maruti Suzuki with an aim to contribute to the Government of India’s Skill India initiative. Earlier this year JIM registered 100 per cent placement for its first batch of students.
JIM offers courses in eight trades related to automobile manufacturing, maintenance and services. The courses include Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Auto Body Painting, Mechanic Auto Body Repair, Welder, Fitter, Electrician, Mechanic Diesel Engine & Driver Cum Mechanic. The company claims that the practical training workshop has been developed to mirror a real shop-floor assembly line, the only one of its kind in the country. Furthermore, the institute includes safety lab, virtual welding simulators and spot welding guns.
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