In association with Isuzu Motors India and Mitsubishi Corporation India, the government of Andhra Pradesh inaugurated a new Automobile Skill Training Centre (ASTC) at Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Tirupati, today. The ASTC will impart training on best practices in the areas of automobile engineering and technology. The centre will be a key enabler for employment opportunities for the youth in the region.
The training centre aims to align supply with demand, bridging existing skill gaps, promoting industry engagement, operationalise quality assurance framework and leverage technology in the automobile industry.
Inaugurating the centre, Dr. Ghanta Subbarao, Secretary, Department of Skill Development, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, CEO & MD, AP State Skill Development Corporation, said, “We are extremely happy to inaugurate the new Automobile Skill Training Centre at ITI Tirupati. The state government is taking proactive steps in development of skilled workforce in line with the proposed ‘Skilled India’ initiative of the Centre. With the support of the two companies, Isuzu Motors India and Mitsubishi Corporation India, we intend to provide industry’s best technical education for the youth in the region. The state government is keen and focussed in developing such skill development centres across the state and we do hope this will benefit the society at large.”
Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “We are extremely happy to be actively partnering with the government’s ‘Skilled India’ initiative as we believe it will certainly provide impetus to the automobile sector in the country and also ensure greater efficiency levels across all areas. Isuzu is known for its manufacturing prowess and we intend to strengthen our commitment to India with more such activities.”
“On the other hand, I also would like to share that Isuzu has been successfully producing good vehicles and human resource for decades to serve the people all over the world. Similarly, our manufacturing plant in Sri City near Tirupati will soon begin its operations and Isuzu Motors India will steadily become a strong and leading vehicle producer in the Indian market.” Wakabayashi added.
Tomoyuki Masuda, Chief Regional Officer, Mitsubishi Corporation India, said, “The need for training-based knowledge is becoming very essential in every industry. Mitsubishi Corporation India is able to contribute to the benefit of the automobile industry.”
The centre will be equipped with key automobile components such as Chassis model, Engine and Transmission donated by Isuzu Motors India to offer practical training for the ITI students of the surrounding rural areas of Tirupati. The training will have various course modules in automobile engineering and technology and will be trained by the staff personnel of Isuzu Motors.