Bajaj Auto To Train Students In Advanced Manufacturing Skills

Mobility Outlook Bureau
11 Jul 2023
01:26 PM
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The company aims to support young learners from the economically weaker sections of society, those hailing from backward and disadvantaged areas, to enhance their employment opportunities.

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Bajaj Auto has announced its intent to offer manufacturing skills training through its new CSR initiative BEST - Bajaj Engineering Skills Training. 

A communication from the company said the OEM will collaborate with leading universities and engineering colleges to set up state-of-the-art laboratories to improve the hands-on skills of young people, helping them become competent and employable. 

In the launch phase, Bajaj Auto has collaborated with Banasthali Vidhyapeeth in Tonk, Rajasthan (Asia’s largest women’s university) and Symbiosis International University in Pune. It will soon be extended to other top universities and engineering colleges nationwide.  

The training centres will provide advanced skill training to engineering graduates (with both degrees and diplomas) and help address the skill gap in the manufacturing industry.

The company will provide these training centres with state-of-the-art equipment procured worldwide. In the programme's initial phase, it will fund the operational expenses and gradually encourage these centres to become financially sustainable over a sustained period. 

The training will focus on four critical modules: Mechatronics, Motion Control and Sensor Technology, Robotics and Automation, and Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. The courses will equip the trainees with relevant skills, information, practice (hands-on training), and the mindset to be employment ready. The curriculum will align with the National Occupational Standards (NOSs) of employment positions within the sector.

Beyond providing demand-driven skill training, BEST will also create a platform for them to use their acquired skills in the current and emerging technology space. Bajaj Auto would also provide scholarships to disadvantaged students. 

Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto, said, “Every year, more than 12 million people enter the workforce. But with rapid changes in technology, there is a huge gap between academia and industry in making the youth job ready. With a legacy of giving back to society, we are now proud to announce our flagship CSR project that commits to bridging this gap.”Pradeep Shrivastava, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto, said, 'BEST has already partnered with some of India’s top institutes to train engineering graduates with cutting-edge skills. We look forward to collaborating with the industry and academia to make this initiative reach out to the deserving youth of India.”

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