- Maruti Suzuki invested around Rs 4 crore to establish the world-class facility
- The Centre of Excellence has a capacity of training 150 students per week
- The COE is aimed at training 7,000 students annually
Maruti Suzuki India Limited recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art 'Centre of Excellence' at ITI-Becharaji, Gujarat. The automobile giant lived up to its commitment of skill development among the youth and invested around Rs 4 crore to establish the world-class facility. Maruti Suzuki's Centre of Excellence is aimed at imparting relevant skill sets to the youth, enabling them to benefit from the growing automobile industry. The facility is set up in collaboration with the Government of Gujarat and it will be utilized to train the ITI students.
For the update, Mehsana region has witnessed a lot of activity in the automobile sector in recent times. Suzuki Motor Gujarat's plant established at Hansalpur played the role of a catalyst and attracted a lot of automobile component manufacturers to open their units in the region. A number of Maruti's major vendors also set up their manufacturing units in and around Mehsana that increased the employment opportunities for the youth.
The Centre of Excellence at ITI-Becharaji will train 7,000 students annually by providing them with world-class infrastructure to learn and become job ready. The COE is spread over 11,800 sq. ft. and includes Maruti Suzuki Basic Training lab, Finishing schools for Weld shop, Safety Simulation hop, Assembly shop along with six classrooms and a Paint shop. The Centre of Excellence has a capacity of training 150 students per week.
The COE will also aide the students of other ITIs across Gujarat and it will also cater to train the shop floor employees of other automobile and component manufacturer operating in the state. Maruti Suzuki also set up Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing in the Mehsana region back in 2017-18. This institute is an outcome of a joint initiative between the Government of Japan and the Indian Government that aims to train 30,000 students making them industry-ready manpower.