Skoda Auto Volkswagen India (SAVWI) has announced that it has started accepting applications for the 11th batch of its Mechatronics programme.
According to a press release from the company, the Mechatronics 2022 programme aims at providing new age skillsets to high school graduates and workers displaced from low-skilled jobs.
The automaker conducts the programme in partnership with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce for awarding the DIHK certificate on successful completion of the course and the National Council for Vocational Training to conduct the All India Trade Test, a press release from the company said.
The three and half year programme equips participants with new-age skills and enables them to become future-ready in the auto sector.
The programme enhances the skills of apprentices in mechatronics engineering, including domains like mechanical, electrical, electronics, and information technology. Besides, the apprentices get on-the-job work experience at SAVWI to gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in areas like production, maintenance, planning, quality assurance, and research & development. The candidates spend 70% of their time in the workplace under the supervision of certified trainers and 30% in the classroom.
Piyush Arora, Managing Director, SAVWI, said that the Mechatronics programme is in line with the Skill India initiative introduced by the Government of India to empower the youth of our country.
The industry is witnessing disruptions like never before, and the auto industry needs to play a vital role in providing opportunities to the automotive workforce and aspiring professionals to upgrade themselves with advanced skillsets, he said.
“The Mechatronics apprentice training programme focuses on upskilling and providing tech-based learning to the young and talented,” he added.