With its commitment towards Government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative, Mercedes-Benz India signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology and Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology in Delhi. This is the first time that Mercedes-Benz India has tie-up with any private institute in the country, and underlines the need to create new avenues towards developing key competencies among students, which is vital to adapt to the fast changing industrial requirements of the country today. Present on the occasion was Mr Santosh Iyer, Vice President- Customer Services, Retail Training & Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India, Dr O. P. Agarwal, Managing Director, NIET, Mr Raman Batra, Executive Vice President, NIET.
Speaking on this, Mr Santosh Iyer, Vice President-Customer Services, Retails Training & Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India said, “ADAM Course is Mercedes-Benz India’s unwavering commitment to contribute back to the society and we are extremely glad to have contributed to the Government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative. It is a one of its kind initiative in the industry and we are excited to expand it to private institutes in 2018. With the increasing use of technology in our sophisticated products, it is incumbent on us to upskill the current manpower with requisite engineering and technical know-how and to make them future ready. ADAM course is our successful initiative which has been consistently building these competencies and skills and positively benefits the young minds and the society at large. We are highly encouraged with the success of ADAM course and will be adding more institutes in our fold in order to pursue our efforts towards upskilling our youth and make them highly employable.”
The Mechatronics training school at Mercedes-Benz India was started in the year 2006 with an aim of providing trained service personnel and engineers. To address this requirement, the parent company Daimler AG, Germany along with Mercedes-Benz India and the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network joined hands to start the program and train students.
The Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) program is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by Mercedes-Benz India, which was propagated among students with the help of educational institutions. Only 20 students qualify to take the course per batch. Since its inception, over 500 students have successfully completed the program and have been placed within the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network.