Today’s a good day to announce anything connected with youth because it is World Youth Skills Day. Maruti Suzuki India has announced that Haryana’s first Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) in Uncha Majra, Gurgaon has begun admissions for its first batch of students.
The institute offers eight courses — mechanic motor vehicle, mechanic auto body painting, technician mechatronics, welder, mechanic diesel engine, mechanic auto body, repair, fitter and electrician — is affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and accredited by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan.
In addition, Maruti Suzuki says it will provide training in soft skills and Japanese shopfloor practices in the areas of safety, quality, discipline, punctuality, Kaizen, 3G and 5S, which it says are essential to be successful at the workplace.
Interestingly, to prepare a young workforce for the EV revolution and meet the future demand of skilled manpower in the area of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and EVs, Maruti Suzuki will train the students in repair, maintenance, installation and assembly of the green vehicles.
The institute, spread across five acres, will have 18 classrooms and eight workshops for practical training. A team of over 40 highly trained instructors and trade experts will impart training to students. The company says the institute will also have a special batch for female students.
JIM Uncha Majra is the second institute set up by Maruti Suzuki, the first being JIM Mehsana in Gujarat, which has been operational since 2017. The OEM says last year, the first batch of students from JIM Mehsana, received 100 percent placement.
Announcing opening of admissions for the first batch, AK Tomer, executive advisor CSR, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “The automotive industry is known for its ability to adapt to new trends and technology. Therefore, it is important that workers within automobile and auto component sector also have the required skill sets. With introduction of greener technologies, Indian automobile industry requires huge skilled manpower. JIM was conceptualised to fill this gap between demand and supply of trained workforce by imparting required education and training among the youth. The new JIM will allow students to gain ‘hands-on experience’ with the latest automotive technologies like HEVs and EVs.”
Eligibility to the institute is for students who have cleared 10th grade (senior secondary course). Maruti Suzuki says selection will be done on merit basis within government guidelines.
Interested students seeking admission can visit https://admission.itihry.com/web/ to apply online.