Hyundai Motor India Foundation today inaugurated an “Automobile Servicing Training Centre” at Government ITI, Ulundurpet as per the MoU between the foundation and the Management Committee of Government ITI, Ulundurpet to set up a state of the art Training Centre within the institute’s premises. They also announced their plans to establish 10 more Automobile Servicing Training Centres at various ITI’s around Tamil Nadu this year, through Hyundai Motor India Limited.
At Ulundurpet, the course content developed by this centre will form a part of the syllabus of Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) trade. This new syllabus will expose MMV trade trainees to modern automobile technology, thereby increasing their chances of employability and career prospects. This new syllabus will add yet another dimension to the existing syllabus supported by HMIL.
The Training centre was inaugurated by Mr. C. Ravichandran, Joint Director, Directorate of Employment & Training in the presence of Mr. BW Ryu, Executive Director, Administration - Hyundai Motor India Limited. On the occasion, Mr. Ryu donated a Hyundai Eon to Mr. Arumugam, Principal, ITI Ulundurpet for training purposes.
Welcoming the gathering Mr. R Sethuraman, Trustee, HMIF and Chairman of the Institute Management Committee said “HMIF has been associated with this institute since 2008. In the last 5 years, we have renovated the facilities and ensured professional management of the institute. We have constructed a hostel which can house 100 students and improved other facilities like internal roads, lighting, provided learning kits etc for a wholistic development. Some of our engineers have been empanelled to conduct theory and practical classes on an ongoing basis to facilitate real time interactions with working professionals. We believe that this association has kept students abreast of the latest developments in the industry and will help in the long run.”
Mr. BW Ryu, ED-Administration, HMIL said “HMIF’s philosophy is to bring sustainable benefits to society through empowerment and real time training. Partnerships such as these help in increasing employability of graduates.”
To date, HMIF has invested close to Rs. 1 crore in upgrading this ITI. This is in addition to other important education initiatives of the Foundation like assisting young rural girls through nursing assistant course, providing learning aids, lab kits and computers to schools, donating used cars and engines to colleges for research purposes etc.