The MoU was signed on the occasion of International Workers Day with an aim to provide an opportunity to the youth residing in the rural areas of the state.
The two-wheeler manufacturer, Indian Yamaha Motor (IYM) has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uttar Pradesh Government in Lucknow, to impart skill training and empower the youth in the state. Signed on the occasion of International Workers Day, the MOU aims to provide an opportunity to the youth residing in the rural areas of Uttar Pradesh to learn and enhance their skills in the manufacturing sector.
As per the MoU, the Department of Vocational Education and Skill Development, the Government of Uttar Pradesh will arrange students who have passed ITI from relevant trades and reputed institutes, whereas Yamaha will arrange practical training at its factories for these students. Through this two- year fixed-term practical shop floor training programme, Yamaha intends to build up a cadre of young, qualified and skilled talent helping them to be selfsufficient and contribute in the growth of the manufacturing sector in the nation.
This is in line with Yamaha’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, and its vision to support the government’s skill development initiative in the country. The signed MoU was exchanged in the presence of IYM senior management, including the director, Yukihiko Tada; vice president, Om Prakash; deputy general manager, Anand Mishra; Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Ram Naik; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Aditya Nath; Chetan Chauhan, minister, vocational education and skill development; and Suresh Pasi, minister, vocational education and skill development.
Senior officials from the Uttar Pradesh Government, including Bhuvnesh Kumar, principal secretary, Department of Vocational Education and Skill Development and Pranjal Yadav, mission director, Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission, were also present during the MoU signing ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, Tada said, “Our aim is to create future shop floor leaders in the country, equipped with the Japanese style of manufacturing and working methods. The initiative will help the underprivileged youth of Uttar Pradesh and equip them with skills relevant to the industry, thereby, helping them become more employable. Yamaha is committed to undertaking similar initiatives in the future as well and will continue to support the Make In India initiative and the National Skill Development Mission of the Government of India.”
Kumar, added, “The efforts taken by Yamaha towards skill development, is commendable. Such initiatives shall enhance employment opportunities for our youth, boost the Skill India Mission and help us achieve the Hon’ble PM’s vision of transforming India into the skill capital of the world.”
Yamaha had signed an MoU last December as well, with the Bihar Government, for skill development and training of the youth in Bihar, and provide them an opportunity to get on-the-job training at its factories in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Faridabad and Haryana. Apart from this, Yamaha has also started a technical training institute—Yamaha NTTF Training Centre (YNTC) at its Chennai Factory in 2017 to impart training to the youth from the rural areas of Tamil Nadu on the Japanese techniques of manufacturing. The Company also runs the Yamaha Training Schools (YTS) across India with the objective of providing technical training to the youths of the economically weaker section of the society.