Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) advocated bridging the gap between industry and academia. Participating at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2023, ASDC expressed the need for the industry to play a bigger role in inviting faculty members to experience what is happening in the industry by regularly visiting skill training centres and talking to students.
Vinod Aggarwal, President SIAM and ASDC, said, 'In a bid to attract youth, it is very important for industry & sector skill council needs to have an outreach programme to various expo & academic institution campuses and engage with them to give them an exposure about why this industry is exciting.'
Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC, noted that the council anticipate hiring more than one lakh candidates for the industry in the current financial year.
“This is not the complete requirement of the industry. But as a council, we look forward to being able to handle this kind of volume,” he added.
A press release from ASDC acknowledged that the industry needs to show a clear career growth path for the students and enhance the quality of engagement with the people they hire to retain talent.
'In terms of retaining talent, it is most important the organisation needs to show a career growth path for the students, as well as enhance the quality of engagement with the people that they are hiring as apprentices and interns,' said Lahiri.
Besides, ASDC highlighted the importance of hiring the right skill level of a person, duly assessed and certified by an independent body, to retain the talent and address the skill mismatch faced while recruiting for various organisations.