New Delhi – The Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (AP SSDC) during an event in New Delhi. The primary objective of this MOU is for ASDC to implement Skill Training Programs for students and Training of Trainers (TOT) in the Automotive sector across Andhra Pradesh. This partnership aims to establish a Center of Excellence dedicated to the automobile industry, develop customised skill development programs for young individuals, initiate joint certification efforts, provide industrial training opportunities, and offer capacity-building programs for trainers. The overarching aim is to bridge the skills gap in the automotive industry.
The MOU was exchanged between ASDC and APSSDC by Dr Vinod Kumar V, IAS, MD & CEO of APSSDC, and Arindam Lahiri, CEO of ASDC, in the presence of Vinod Aggarwal, President of ASDC, F. R. Singhvi, Vice President of ASDC, Vinkesh Gulati, Treasurer of ASDC, Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of NSDC, and Arun Lawaniya, Deputy Lead – State Initiatives and Capacity Building, ASDC.
On this occasion, Dr Vinod Kumar V, I.A.S., MD & CEO of APSSDC, highlighted the paramount importance of a skilled workforce in the automotive sector amid rapid technological advancements. With the industry embracing innovations like electric and autonomous vehicles, the demand for highly trained professionals soars. APSSDC and ASDC’s strategic collaboration addresses this demand, nurturing a workforce poised to thrive in the ever-evolving automotive landscape. Dr Vinod Kumar V’s words underscore the urgency and significance of this partnership, bridging the industry’s skills gap. By pooling their expertise and resources, APSSDC and ASDC usher in an era of excellence and innovation, aligning seamlessly with automotive advancements. This alliance empowers the workforce to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the automotive sector’s exciting future.
Arindam Lahiri, CEO of ASDC, expressed his delight about the partnership with APSSDC, emphasising its significance in meeting the evolving needs of the automotive sector. He highlighted the industry’s transformative phase with innovations like electric vehicles and automation, stressing the importance of a skilled workforce that can adapt to these changes. The collaboration aims to provide comprehensive solutions, offering young individuals industry-recognised certifications and real-world exposure through industrial training. Arindam Lahiri underlined the strategic focus on capacity-building programs for trainers, ensuring long-term workforce quality and growth. It represents a crucial milestone in securing the sector’s competitiveness and adaptability in our rapidly changing world.