Odisha Sun Times Business Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 10:
In continuation of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd, today signed a MoU with Bhubaneswar-based Gram Tarang Employability Training Services (GTET), a social entrepreneurial outreach of Centurion University of Odisha, to open a Yamaha Training School (YTS) in its campus to promote and encourage youth from the economically weaker sections (EWS) to acquire Yamaha’s technical knowhow and secure employment at Yamaha dealerships.
Speaking on the occasion, Ravinder Singh, vice president (Strategy and Planning), Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd, said this is the seventh MoU that the company has signed for setting up of a Yamaha Training School in India and the first in Odisha. The company looks forward to imparting technical training to both male and female youngsters, he said.
Stating that there is a huge skill gap in the industry and a large number of youth remain unemployed due to lack of technical skills, Singh said the MoU will develop a synergetic partnership with GTET to help deserving students find employment in the automobile sector through technical training and education.
This partnership will provide a platform to the youth from the economically weaker strata to obtain a job oriented technical training in two wheeler repair and servicing that meets industry standards.
“After successful completion of the course, students will receive a Yamaha Technical Academy certificate that will help them gain suitable employment within the industry,” Singh said.
The company is poised to adopt government and private technical institutes and partner with the reputed NGOs across India to launch Yamaha Training Schools with Yamaha Technical Academy (YTA) certification.
Yamaha also plans to launch YTS at each YTA spread across India to encourage the economically weaker youth to master Yamaha technology and get employed at company dealerships.