IBEF: November 12, 2020
MG Motor has collaborated with the Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) and Autobot India to introduce Dakshta, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Electric Vehicles (AI) training programme aimed at developing qualified automotive workforce.
The strategic alliance, which is part of MG 's vision of CASE (Connected, Autonomous , Shared, and Electric) mobility that it has established in its Indian product offering, is a step towards modernising the country's high-end car technologies through online and offline engineering student skill development courses, MG Motor India said in a statement.
Training in the eight-module training programme would emphasis on developing skills, thus improving job prospects in the automotive sector, thus creating qualified workforce to fill the future requirements of the automotive industry.
Through COVID cycles, it will initially focus solely on online learning and later include case studies and sharing of best practise, the release said.
'The Dakshata programme is an initiative that will enable young learners to develop relevant modern technology skills and become self-reliant, motivating them for a better future and further improving Ability India 's aim of achieving a wider vision,' said Mr. Yash Yadav, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of MG Motor India.
More technologies are currently making their way into the automotive industry as the technology-cost curve is turning steeper.
The automotive industry is growing at a rapid pace, be it hybrid technology or electric vehicles, the company said, adding that the purpose of the programme is to train ITI and diploma students, as well as engineering students, to fill the supply deficit of trained automotive professionals.
'We are grateful to MG Motor for engaging with us on the Dakshata initiative, which is part of our mutual vision to create a sustainable ecosystem of skills in the automotive industry,' said ASDC Chairman Mr. Nikunj Sanghi.
The Council is a joint initiative of the Government of India, the Society of Indian Car Manufacturers (SIAM), the Association of Manufacturers of Automotive Parts (ACMA) and the Association of Automobile Dealers (FADA).
Mr. Ashwini Tiwary, founder, and CEO of Autobot India, said that new-age vehicles need to be more technologically advanced, interconnected, and informed, which needs a completely new set of skills and expertise to drive the growth of the industry and its full value chain.
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