Mercedes-Benz India has donated one latest training car and latest star diagnosis unit each to Govt. Polytechnic, Pune and Govt. Polytechnic, Aurangabad under its CSR initiative to ensure successful running of the course. The company has decided to strengthen the Mechatronics course in Pune and Aurangabad during its ‘Year of Excellence’. This course will provide employability in the areas of Production, Maintenance, Planning, Quality Assurance and Research & Development.
The partnership of German luxury automaker with Government Polytechnic is a milestone on the path towards modernization, practical relevance and flexibility of vocational education and training in India. The exchange of knowledge from the Mercedes-Benz allows students to gauge and learn key competencies which are necessary to adapt to the fast changing industrial requirements. The Automotive Mechatronics course designed by Mercedes-Benz is a first-of-its kind initiative in India designed specifically to address the growing need for skilled resources in Automotive Technology. It is being run by three Government Polytechnics in Pune and Aurangabad since 2006 and 2009 respectively and was later introduced at Government Engineering College Trivandrum (GECBH) in 2013.
Speaking on the latest development, Mr. Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India,said, “The Mechatronics Course by Mercedes-Benz has been designed keeping in mind the increasing complexity of technical processes which demands a workforce that has expertise in mechanical, electronic and informatics skills as well as in other modern automation technologies. Apart from these skills, the workforce will also develop their interpersonal skills through the programme.”
“The unique aspect of the partnership is MBIL’s continuous involvement in planning the syllabus on modern automotive technology, supply of Mercedes-Benz cars for training purposes, training of lecturers and supply of technical tools and equipment to the students. As a part of our CSR initiatives and our continuing support to the Automotive Mechatronics training course, we are donating a third Mercedes-Benz car to Government Polytechnic Pune and a second car to Government Polytechnic Aurangabad. We will also be handing over highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art Star diagnostic equipment to the centers conducting the Advanced Mechatronics course” he added.