Automotive dealership training is one of the key areas for the growth of the industry and it directly contributes to Skill India mission. Hyundai Motor India Limited, the second largest manufacturer of passenger cars and the largest exporter since inception entered into a partnership with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) to conduct training and create job opportunities for unskilled manpower above 18 years of age and having qualification of 8th grade and above.
Under this agreement, the training program will be conducted at six Hyundai dealerships associated with Hyundai’s World-Class Technical Training Academy – HTTA across India. After the successful completion of the program, the students will also be offered an opportunity to work in Hyundai workshops for after sales jobs such as Service Support Technician and Washer.
Highlights of the Hyundai – ASDC partnership
- ASDC partnership First Direct Association by any OEM to develop skills and generate employment opportunity for the After Sales Operations
- The training program will be initiated at six Hyundai dealerships under the Hyundai Technical Training Academy – HTTA
Commenting on the association with ASDC, Mr. S J Ha, Director- Sales & Marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “We are proud to sign this MoU with Automotive Skills Development Council – A first in Industry initiative by an automobile manufacturer in India for after sales operations. As a responsible and caring brand, Hyundai is aligned and committed to the Government’s Skill India initiative. We work with ITI’s and Polytechnic institutes in every state where we absorb close to 99 percent students in different entities in the Hyundai India ecosystem. This MoU will further boost our commitment towards skilling and employing the youth of India.”
Trainees will be given an option to choose from different automotive training courses designed by ASDC like Automotive Service Technician and Washer Training. The ASDC training will be provided at subsidized fees to the young and unskilled population which will empower them to take up the After Sales Operational roles at Hyundai dealerships across India.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the second largest car manufacturer and the number one car exporter since inception in India. It currently has nine car models across segments – EON, GRAND i10, ELITE i20, ACTIVE i20, XCENT, VERNA, ELANTRA, CRETA & TUCSON. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.
HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 88 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and Asia Pacific. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 495 dealers and more than 1,309 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.