Chennai : Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG, has signed a memorandum of understanding with PSG Polytechnic College, Coimbatore, to offer a vocational diploma programme in the automobile sector.
Twenty blue collar associates of DICV will participate in the inaugural course, which is certified by the Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE).
Speaking on the occasion, Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, said: “Daimler India Commercial Vehicles actively supports all its employees in their professional development to groom the future leaders we need on all levels of our organization. We are proud to introduce this government-certified programme aimed at further development of our blue collar associates and help them to pursue education while continuing in their jobs.”
The duration of the vocational diploma programme is one year, during which participants will receive skill training (Level 5 of NVEQF/NSQF) as per AICTE curriculum. PSG Polytechnic College will provide academic knowledge whereas DICV will be the Skill Knowledge Provider.
Successful blue collar associates will be awarded with a vocational diploma in automobile skill sector (Level 5 of NVEQF/NSQF).
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has been offering vocational training to its blue collar associates since 2013. More than 75 employees have successfully completed the vocational training programme. Currently 96 employees are participating in various streams of vocational training.
“The company’s strong focus on training and skills development of its employees throughout all functions are reflecting its strategic people-centric approach and also contribute to its attractiveness as an employer,” said a company statement.
“DICV offers all its employees a wide range of training and development opportunities to ensure continuous professional and personal growth through life-long learning. The offerings include a broad variety of subject matters such as industrial, technical as well as management, language, behavioral and self-development programs.”
The integrated training center, embedded into the site of DICV’s manufacturing plant at Oragadam near Chennai, offers comprehensive development and training opportunities for its employees. In less than four years of operation, the unit has completed over 75,000 man-days of training for blue collar associates.
In 2015, DICV was recognised as the “best vocational training provider” by ASSOCHAM.
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