ASDC Annual Conclave 2023 focuses on India Auto Inc's future skill requirements

The Automotive Skills Development Council has added 13 new programmes focusing on emerging technologies and industry-demand expertise to upskill around 20 million automotive sector employees and technicians currently employed by the industry.

By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 16 Sep 2023 Views icon1369 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
ASDC Annual Conclave 2023 focuses on India Auto Inc's future skill requirements

The Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) held its annual conclave in New Delhi and focused on the burling issue of the need for massive reskilling of employees in the automotive sector, as it undergoes a mega transition towards electric mobility. 

The ASDC Annual Conclave 2023, which brought together prominent figures to engage in meaningful discussions centred around the theme - 'Skilling - The Future Together' - saw the convergence of government and industry officials, including top executives from both Indian and global automobile manufacturers. 

The panel discussions held at the ASDC Annual Conclave revolved around the necessity for organisations to embrace digitisation, reinvent practices, and prepare for a future characterized by constant change. Panel members emphasised the importance of clear strategy, strong leadership, and collaborative skills as essential tools for navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the automotive sector. Industry experts united to share insights on building a robust skil

The event's Guest of Honour Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC, underscored the importance of skill development in the ever-evolving automotive landscape. He highlighted the role of electric vehicles (EVs) and other technological advancements, emphasising the need for a flexible credit-based education system to prepare the workforce for the future. He underlined the significance of digital infrastructure and financial support for fostering innovation in the electric vehicle sector.

Vinod Aggarwal, President, ASDC, highlighted the annual updates of ASDC and the automotive sector's indispensable role in the country's GDP. He lauded the exceptional work undertaken by the ASDC team during the past year and emphasized the critical importance of industry investment in workforce development to enhance competence and Productivity in a rapidly evolving environment.

The Conclave placed significant emphasis on equipping India's youth with the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving job market, improve job productivity, increase employability, and prepare for the technological advancements of the future. Industry experts united to share insights on building a robust skilling ecosystem by fostering collaborations with the industry and making skills an aspirational goal.

Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC, highlighted that this year's Conclave featured enriching discussions with a specific focus on state-level skilling initiatives and adaptable models for states. Furthermore, the event aimed to foster engagement with the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ecosystem at the state level.

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