Mechatronics: SKODA invites application for 11th batch of its apprenticeship programme

Till now the programme has trained over 128 Mechatronics professionals in India

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With an aim to skill high school graduates and displaced workers, SKODA AUTO Volkswagen India (SAVWIPL) will start accepting applications for its Mechatronics programme.

Mechatronics is a full-term job oriented apprentice training program that follows the German Dual System of Vocational Education/NCVT & Optional Trade. This will be the 11th batch of Mechatronics programme at SAVWIPL which started way back in 2011. So far, the programme has trained over 128 Mechatronics professionals in India.

“The Mechatronics apprentice training program focuses on upskilling and providing tech-based learning to the young and talented,” shares Piyush Arora, MD, SAVWIPL.

The programme also gives an exposure to participants to work in global economies such as Germany, China, and Brazil so that they can seek employment opportunities abroad as well.

Mechatronics programme is a three and half year long apprenticeship opportunity with SAVWIPL.

The company selects 16 candidates for the programme on the basis of an online based aptitude test.

The participants of this programme will be eligible for a stipend of Rs 7,875 for the first year and proportionately for the second and third year.

“The course has been designed by keeping in mind the latest trends and requirements of the sector and also the increasing complexity of operations. It is a part of our continuous efforts to generate a talented workforce for the sector which in turn will also help the Indian economy,”

Sarma Chillara, Group Head-HR & Administration, SAVWIPL

The last date to apply for the programme is August 05, 2022 and the online aptitude based test will be conducted on August 19, 2022.

The Mechatronics Programme provides hands-on training in areas such as mechanical, electrical, electronics, and Information Technology.

The skilling programme is designed in a way which gives 70 per cent of training hands-on, working with advanced technical equipment available in the auto sector and prepares the candidate in practical areas of production, maintenance, planning, quality assurance, and research & development.

The participants work under the supervision of certified trainers at SAVWIPL. Moreover, 30 per cent of learning takes place in classroom sessions.

“The course has been designed by keeping in mind the latest trends and requirements of the sector and also the increasing complexity of operations. It is a part of our continuous efforts to generate a talented workforce for the sector which in turn will also help the Indian economy,” Sarma Chillara, Group Head-HR & Administration, SAVWIPL.

The programme also gives an exposure to participants to work in global economies such as Germany, China, and Brazil so that they can seek employment opportunities abroad as well. Every year the company also awards the ‘The Best Apprentice’ award as a token of appreciation which increases engagement with the participants.

In fact, the company tries to maintain a diverse set of people in the programme, including women who face a challenge to get opportunities in a shop floor job. In 2018, four women were part of the Mechatronics programme.

The skill development programme is based on Germany’s dual-track vocational training programme. All participants have successfully got placed in various positions.

The programme is conducted by SAVWIPL in partnership with the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce for awarding the DIHK certificate on successful completion of the course and the National Council for Vocational Training to conduct the All India Trade Test.

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