SKF India signs MoU with ASDC

Technology and solutions provider SKF India has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) for the accreditation of SKF India’s YES centres. Youth Empowerment at SKF (YES) is a flagship corporate social responsibility program by SKF India started in 2015 for vocational skill development of the underprivileged youth to empower them through improved skills and knowledge.

The program is live in Pune, Bengaluru, Jorhat, Haridwar and soon at Ahmadabad, followed by an investment of 120 million per centre in Machines, equipment’s Vehicles tools, cut models and computers.

The MoU was handed over by Manish Bhatnagar MD, SKF India Limited and Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC at YES centre Bengaluru during the convocation ceremony of 71 students of various YES Batches.

Manish Bhatnagar said, “It is indeed a good opportunity to have YES accredited with ASDC. Owing to a spurt in the growth of the automotive sector, this accreditation will further help us in enhancing our efforts towards adding skilled workforce to new India. In addition to this our primary vision with this accreditation is to bring about a positive change in the life of the communities.”

The beneficiaries undergo six months of rigorous and on job training in the automotive two wheeler and four wheeler that help in increasing their employability in OEM Services and multibrand garages. Till date, 1830 beneficiaries are associated with YES Program in India. SKF provides entrepreneurship training to beneficiary and also support for mentoring and returnable start up fund for the program.

Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC said, “We are extremely delighted to partner with Automotive major, SKF, in our commitment towards Skilling and Higher Value Addition of the workforce in India. ASDC and SKF will collaboratively skill the youth in the Service domain at SKF facilities in Pune, Bangalore, Haridwar and Jorhat. Looking forward to many milestones!”

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