ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen invites applications for its mechatronics programme

This will be the 10th batch of its dual training programme, which has already trained 140 in the last one decade


ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India (ŠAVWIPL), the Indian entity that represents and manages five brands — SKODA Auto, Volkswagen, AUDI, Porsche and Lamborghini — is inviting applications for the 10th batch of its ‘Mechatronics 2021’ programme. The intensive, three and a half year long engaging and educative programme, is aimed at skilling high school graduates and workers displaced from low-skilled jobs, so that they can find work in the automotive sector. Since the launch of the programme in 2011, it has already trained more than 140 mechatronics professionals.

The last date for enrolment is August 7, 2021 and the online aptitude/skill test will be conducted on August 14, 2021.

In partnership with the Indo German Chamber of Commerce, SAVWIPL will award DIHK certificates to the students who complete the course and pass the examinations. The All India Trade Test will be conducted with the help of the National Council for Vocational Training.

Students and professionals looking for lucrative jobs in the auto sector may apply. Sixteen apprentices will be selected from the list of applicants.

The programme will enhance the skills of apprentices in the area of mechatronics engineering, including mechanical, electrical, electronics and information technology. The on-the-job work experience at ŠAVWIPL will give the participants practical knowledge and hands-on experience of production, maintenance, planning, quality assurance as well as research and development. The classroom sessions in specialised trade schools will focus on project assignments. The participants will spend 70 per cent of their time at the workplace under ŠAVWIPL-certified trainers, and 30 per cent in the classroom.

Sarma Chillara, group head, HR & administration, ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India, says that “Mechatronics 2021 has been designed keeping in mind the increasing complexity of production processes, which demand a skilled workforce with expertise in mechanics, electronics and informatics, as well as in other modern automation technologies. We are confident that the programme will go a long way in upskilling young Indian talent and making them future-ready”.

The Mechatronics 2021 Programme has been developed on Germany’s dual-track vocational training programme that offers supervised training to upskill and reskill talent. It also provides global exposure to apprentices to work in locations, such as Germany, China and Brazil. The forms and details can be accessed from https://www.skoda-vw.co.in/career-opportunites/

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