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Govt enters pact with Yamaha India for skill development

September 24, 2018

Jharkhand Skills Development Mission Society and India Yamaha Motors entered into an agreement to provide skill development training to youth in the state to make them employable.

Under the pact, the India Yamaha Motors will identify youth who have cleared Class 12 and ITI, who will be given two years of training in maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and related trades. The training programme will be held at the company's units located at Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai.

Jharkhand is the third state with which IYM has signed an MoU on skill development and training. Prior to this, the company had signed MoUs with the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar governments in 2017.

This training programme will create future Shop Floor leaders equipped with Japanese style of manufacturing and working methods. The two-year training programme will make these youths employable and it will improve their livelihood and standard of living. After completing the training, they can pursue Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. The entire expenses for the education programme will be borne by Yamaha.

This apart, a short-term training programme of six months will also be conducted for the youth. Selected trainees will be trained in office conduct, enthusiasm for work, discipline, teamwork in workplace, communication, health, sanitation, first aid and personal financial management.

Director of Skill Development Mission, Ravi Ranjan, who signed the MoU with Yamaha Motors’ Deputy Managing Director Yukihiko Tada, said the trainees will be provided with stipend and accommodation during the training period and they will be given certificates along with job opportunities in the related fields.

Also present on the occasion was Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who said there was no shortage of talent in Jharkhand. “People here just need an opportunity. The State Government is working to provide employment to youth through skill development. Big companies such as Yamaha Motors have also trusted the youth in the state, which is a good sign,” said the Chief Minister.

Yamaha Motors’ Yukihiko Tada said that in future, the company will try to set up a manufacturing unit in Jharkhand. “Jharkhand's automobile policy is quite good. This will prove to be beneficial for the automobile industry. Manufacturing industry is facing huge shortage of skilled workforce and this gap has to be addressed through these collaborations.”

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