Haryana Gets 19 More ITIs
Demonstrating Haryana’s strong intent to skills its citizens, the state has planned 19 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) besides the existing 15 ITIs already in operation. Additionally, the Shri Vishwakarma Skill University is a key partner in the state’s skill development mission with 2,000 students already enrolled in various courses. The University aims to become a feeder channel for skilled manpower to industries in North India. Haryana has also laid out a new industrial policy in which engineering and ITI pass-outs will be offered further skill development training.
Axalta Coating’s New High Tech Training Centre
Keeping pace with a rapidly growing coatings industry in India, especially waterborne coatings, and in support of the government’s Skill India initiative, Axalta Coating Systems India recently inaugurated its largest and most advanced 20,000 square feet ‘Refinish Training Centre’, in Manesar, Haryana. This is the fourth addition to Axalta’s dedicated training facilities in the country.
The new training facility will initially provide state-of-the-art training in advanced painting techniques to 1,000 technicians from Axalta’s authorised OEM body-shops as well as independent garage owners. Technologies such as virtual reality developed in partnership with ‘Skillveri’ – a Chennai-based company, will be used to impart advanced digital paint mixer and spectrophotometer training. The VR experience will enable trainees to get trained without the actual use of paint material. The training is also geared towards the latest spraying application systems with lower energy use and reduced wastage.
Another Training Academy for Hyundai
Hyundai Motor India recently inaugurated a 2,000 square feet technical training academy and workshop- its 11th– in Lucknow to train technicians and service advisors of Hyundai’s Uttar Pradesh dealers in technical and soft skills. Through its network of 22 training centers and training academies across India the company aims to train over 25,000 service personnel every year. Hyundai is taking a lead under the Skill India campaign to skill unskilled manpower and place them in mainstream technical jobs. Further evidence to this commitment is an MoU signed in 2018 with the Automotive Skills Development Council to train around 1,000 youth at 6 of Hyundai’s training academies and place them in various job roles in the automotive industry.
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VLCC to Add New Wellness and Skill Institutes
Besides its existing 11 centres in Tamil Nadu, beauty and wellness company VLCC is all set to open a further 14 wellness centres and five skill development institutes in the state in 2019. This move comes in recognition of the high growth in beauty and wellness segment in Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai.
With a turnover of $13 billion in 2015, the beauty and wellness market in India is marching forward at a CAGR of nearly 12% to reach $23 billion by 2020.