Ather Energy partners with Tata Indian Institute of Skills for EV workforce

Ather Energy will be responsible for developing programs that will equip trainees with technical knowledge in battery systems, electric motors, power electronics, charging infrastructure, and vehicle safety.

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Ather Energy partners with Tata Indian Institute of Skills for EV workforce

Ather Energy has partnered with the Tata Indian Institute of Skills, to offer specialised training programs in the EV sector. This partnership will offer comprehensive courses in EV technology and battery specialisation.

Swapnil Jain, Co-founder and CTO, Ather Energy said, "The growing popularity of EVs in India has spurred the demand for a specialised and diversified skill set within the larger automotive sector. To actively bridge this gap, we are delighted to work with Tata IIS in providing a skilling solution for the EV sector by developing training programs for EV technicians and battery specialists. We believe such collaborations are essential to cultivate a robust pool of skilled workforce, ensuring that India becomes a global hub for all things EV."

Sabyasachi Das, CEO, Tata IIS said, "Tata IIS is committed to equipping young minds with cutting-edge skills in emerging industries. India’s electric vehicle (EV) industry, particularly the two-wheeler segment, is growing at an exponential rate, expanding the need for a highly skilled workforce. We are delighted to partner with  Through such collaborations, Tata IIS remains dedicated to empowering our young and growing workforce and to supporting India’s EV journey."

The EV sector in India is experiencing rapid growth, fuelled by advancements in technology and increasing consumer adoption. According to a recent study, the industry however faces a significant skill gap. While the demand for EVs is rising, there is a shortage of technicians trained specifically in electric vehicle systems and battery technologies.

Ather Energy will be responsible for developing programs that will equip trainees with technical knowledge in battery systems, electric motors, power electronics, charging infrastructure, and vehicle safety. Trainees will also gain practical experience in EV maintenance, repair, and diagnostics, along with essential soft skills like communication, teamwork, and problem solving.

In addition, Ather Energy will provide vehicles, motors, batteries, and other essential hardware to establish EV labs at TATA IIS facilities across the country. Ather Energy will also train TATA IIS instructors at its own locations, including manufacturing plants and R&D labs, the press release noted. 

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