Project Jeevika will see the Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) and Hero MotoCorp coming together to train two-wheeler market technicians across India on BS-VI Technology.
This is part of Hero’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) platform, called ‘Hero WeCare’, which has trained over 6000 technicians through the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) ecosystem.
The objective is to promote livelihood and upskilling of technicians, make them more employable and empower them financially with free training and development programmes in the automobile service domain.
Leveraging the content provided by Hero MotoCorp, ASDC will deliver a range of learning modules and certifications in skilling. Through this project, ASDC will also enhance its capacity and capabilities for the education of these technicians to make them industry relevant.
Vinod Agarwal, president, ASDC reiterates that the partnership will “impart quality skills training to market technicians and get them updated on new technologies that they will need to deal with while servicing customers”.
It is hoped that the project will have a “transformational impact on the lives of these technicians”.
Bharatendu Kabi, head – corporate communication and CSR, Hero MotoCorp shares that the two-wheeler technicians will be provided training on the latest BS-VI technology. This will “enable these technicians to develop relevant skills required for the latest technology and make them self-reliant, thereby empowering them to lead a brighter future.”
This collaboration will bridge the supply gap of skilled workers in the automotive industry and help them in the fulfilment of manpower requirements across the country.
Additionally, all the roadside technicians will be able to develop relevant skills on futuristic vehicles too and become self-reliant. This will ensure they have a brighter future in keeping with the broader vision of Skill India.