With an aim to create more skilled professionals for the automobile industry, Ford India has opened its second Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) centre in collaboration with ITI Bangalore. The centre was inaugurated by P.K. Umashankar, Vice-President, Customer Service Operations, Ford India, in the presence of Rector Fr. Francis S.J and Fr. John D’Souza of Loyola Group of Institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Umashankar said, “After the successful launch in Cochin, we are delighted to come to Bangalore. Working with Loyola Group, we are creating an asset that will not only help students with better growth and employment prospects but also the automobile industry with skilled workforce.”
“We are going to expand to more cities and would like Ford ASSET centers to be the primary source of trained pool of technicians for Ford dealers across the country,” he added.
Under this initiative, the company is setting up an exclusive technical training corner within the premises of Loyola Private Industrial Training Centre in the city. Here the students will be trained on Ford technology as part of Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) curriculum. For ensuring the sustenance of the program, the training will include exclusive Train-The-Trainer (TTT) sessions for institute lecturers as well. Ford will also organise special sessions from master technician/In-house trainers organized by local dealership, Metro Ford, a division of VST Auto ancillaries.
According to the company, the center will create multiple avenues of learning and will empower students with training and skills that will certify them to service Ford cars, thus becoming eligible to work in Ford service network across the country.
Source : CarDekho