Hyundai India conducted the 10th Hyundai Technician National Skill Olympics recently and felicitated the winners. Nearly 5500 technicians from 1300 company workshops participated across India. The winner was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh. After further training & screening, out of the 6 national winners top 2 technicians will represent Hyundai India in World Skill Olympics to be held in South Korea in 2019. Currently, the South-Korean automaker is developing & nurturing skills of 7619 Technicians, 3265 Service Advisors & 13,912 Sales Consultants PAN India on continuous basis.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Y K Koo, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “Hyundai’s technicians form an integral part in making the brand Hyundai, the Most Preferred and Trusted brand that we are today. Hyundai’s constant endeavour is to upgrade and enhance the skill sets of our technicians and provide them the right dexterity that can harness their capabilities. Our Technician National Skill Olympics is a platform that aims to capture their true potential. Being a customer centric company, we strive to provide the best technical resources from across the industry, that can benefit our customers in every possible way.” Out of the total participants, 18 zonal champions qualified for the finale of the 10th National Skill Olympics held at Chennai.
Out of these 18 finalists, Hyundai selected these 6 technicians as the winners- Pradip Kumar Saha from Mukesh Hyundai (Kolkata) won the competition and was rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh followed by M Shadhesh Kumar from Kun Hyundai (Chennai) who was rewarded with Rs 50,000 and Tarak Das from Mukesh Hyundai (Kolkata) who came third won Rs.30,000. The three runner-ups include Ram Padarth from Samara Hyundai (New Delhi), Munnawar Baig, Kun United Hyundai (Hyderabad) and Sanchith Kumar G S from Trident Hyundai (Bangalore) won Rs.10,000 each for showcasing their technical strengths. The company recently signed an MoU with ASDC which is the first of its kind initiative by any OEM in India, facilitating training for aftersales operations.