Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that it plans to set up an industrial training institute in Gujarat, to cooperate on the human resource development in the manufacturing sector in India by ‘Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme’ agreed between the governments of India and Japan on November 11, 2016.
The industrial training institute, which will be called the ‘Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing’ (JIM), will start in August 2017 at Mehsana district in Gujarat state.
The JIM will offer seven technical courses: fitter, electrician, mechanic diesel, motor mechanic vehicle, mechanic auto body repair, mechanic auto body paint repair and welder, and the students of each course will be trained for a one- to two-year period.
The institute expects the first lot of graduating students to be around 300 in 2018. The JIM will be established and run by Maruti Suzuki India Limited, an Indian subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation.
Commenting on the initiative, Osamu Suzuki, chairman of Suzuki Motor Corporation, said: “In the course of promotion of the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’, we are greatly honored that we can participate in this project as a Japanese firm. Through the Japanese style manufacturing, we hope to cooperate with the human resource development in India and to contribute to the development of manufacturing industry in India.”