Yamaha opens Technical School in Delhi for unemployed youth
Snapshot: Yamaha Motor India today opened its first technical school for the empowerment of the marginalized sections of the society. The training program could make it possible for the unemployed youth to get absorbed at the Yamaha dealerships
Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., today inaugurated its first Navjyoti-Yamaha Technical School in the National Capital Region. Sitaued at Majri Karala, sector 22, Rohini, New Delhi, it is the first-of-its-kind institution in the country where unemployed youth will get an opportunity to receive 2-wheeler technical training that will enable them to become expert 2-wheeler technicians. Thereafter, they could be employed at Yamaha Dealerships. Moreover, the Yamaha Technical Academy certification will be a value-addition-for-life in their CVs!
Yamaha Motor India Sales had signed an MoU in October 2013 with the Navjyoti India Foundation – an NGO working under the leadership of Dr. Kiran Bedi for the upliftment of the marginalized sections of the society.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd., said, “At present, there is a huge skills gap in the industry as it heads toward an expansion drive. On the other hand, a large number of unskilled youth are pushed towards unemployment which is a hindrance to any nation’s development. Navjyoti’s experience shows that skills training for the marginalized turns productive when treated as part of the larger empowerment agenda as well as the overall industry’s development. This ideology is very much in line with our philosophy of creating value that enriches lives. I certainly hope that more and more young people enroll for this training program which will help them rewrite their future and ensure better lives for their families too.”
He also added, "At Yamaha, we are not gender biased and women empowerment is a key focus in all our social action programs. This is why we have kept this module open for young women as well.”
Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd, as part of its continued CSR initiatives, is determined to adopt Government Technical Institutes and to partner with NGOs in various regions of India. The two-wheeler major now plans to launch Yamaha Training Schools at each Yamaha Technical Academy spread across India and encourage the economically weaker youth to learn Yamaha technology and equip themselves with fine technical skills to get employed at Yamaha dealerships.
Commenting further, Mr. Ravinder Singh, VP- Strategy and Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said “This is Yamaha’s second official 2-wheeler technical training school in India which aims to provide suitably skilled manpower to the industry. We do hope that our association with Navjyoti will prove fruitful for the unemployed youth as we will ensure employment at Yamaha dealerships located in various parts of Delhi-NCR upon successful completion of this training. We will be launching 5 more schools across India this year and are also looking at opening more such schools in the coming years as well. Our focus is on encouraging the economically weaker youth to understand Yamaha technology and secure employment to become self-reliant and lead a more fulfilling life."
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