Mercedes-Benz India Body Repair Training Facility Inaugurated In Chinchwad - Overdrive

Mercedes-Benz India body repair training facility inaugurated in Chinchwad

03 Aug 2016 / 0

Mercedes-Benz India has inauguratedĀ a Auto Body Shop repair training facility in Chinchwad. Opened in association with Don Bosco ITI, the training centre is part of the company’s CSR activity and will enable the youth around the region to pursue their interest in the automobile field. Mercedes-Benz India has invested close to Rs 3 crore into this training centre and has also donated a new C-Class for training purpose.

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The training centre which has anĀ area of 900sqm will be manned by trainers who were taught the ropes at Mercedes’ Chakan plant. They also underwent training at various Mercedes dealerships and at body shop equipment providersĀ M/s Cellete. Mercedes says that a 10th std passout can also enrolĀ for this job oriented course. There will be 21 students in each batch and the duration of the course will be a year. The students will also be imparted knowledge ofĀ Mercedes-Benz Auto Body technology for a month after the course is completed. Using the knowledge given here, the students can also apply at various other automobile body shops. Based on campus recruitment, the best students will be absorbed into Mercedes’ facility or into one of the dealerships.

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Inaugurating the Training Centre, Roland Folger, managing director and CEO,Ā Mercedes-Benz India said, ā€œIndia is rich in its manpower, but opportunities andĀ facilities that train and gainfully employ them are by far, few. On the other hand, growthĀ in the automotive industry, changing technology, a burgeoning economy, a largerĀ disposable income and lowering first hand life-cycle of cars have triggered hugeĀ demand for skilled technicians and that of upskilling in the sector. Mercedes-Benz hasĀ been the pioneers in providing employment to talented young heads over a decadeĀ now, by introducing them to the Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics courseĀ by collaborating with various reputed technical institutions. We have been conductingĀ these programmes with very high levels of success, and the overwhelming responseĀ from the aspiring students has inspired us to expand our skill sharing initiatives further.”

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