Tata Motors’ skill development programs in automotive sector is empowering young girls


Tata Motors Limited’s skill development programs in automotive sector are empowering young girls to take up a career in the automobile industry. As part of a unique initiative to promote “Skill India Mission”, Tata Motors have collaborated with NSDC (National Skills Development Corporation) and Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) for automotive skills development and certification programs. The company also partners with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) for implementing NAPS (National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme).

Many young students, especially girls get an opportunity to develop their skills and start a career in the automotive industry. In their pilot batches across all the TML plants, while 942 girl trainees are presently undergoing training, 350 girls have already been awarded the ASDC Certification in automotive assembly skills. They aim at certifying around 5000 + trainees, both, girls and boys in the next 3 years in various automotive sector skills.

The trainees, after completion of their 1st and 2nd year training at Tata Motors’ Skill Development Center, are assessed through an online test, a practical examination and a viva conducted by the external ASDC ( Automotive Skill Development Council )or RDAT ( Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training ) nominated assessors as per the course contents of ASDC QP or NAPS- Designated Trades. Trainees who successfully pass the examinations are felicitated at a certificates award ceremony.

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Tata Motors’ Earn and Learn courses on NAPS and NEEM schemes

Tata Motors’ “Earn & Learn” mode under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) and “National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM)” mainly targets students from rural areas and small towns. For those students, who are unable to access a quality skill development course, Tata Motors’ programs have become beneficial. With the evolution in automobile manufacturing and service, the need for skilled workforce will continue to increase exponentially. Tata Motors’ programs aim at inculcating the mind-set of quality, productivity, safety and discipline in the minds of students. Through their initiatives, they are able to motivate and develop young girls to enter the growing automotive sector and create a career path in the industry.

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors Limited, a USD 42 billion organisation, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, buses, trucks and defence vehicles. As India’s largest automobile company and part of the USD 100 billion Tata group, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 76 subsidiary and associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea. In India, Tata Motors has an industrial joint venture with Fiat. Engaged in engineering and automotive solutions, with a focus on future-readiness and a pipeline of tech-enabled products, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles with 9 million vehicles on Indian roads.

The company’s innovation efforts are focused on developing auto technologies that are sustainable as well as suited. With design and R&D centres located in India, the UK, Italy and Korea, Tata Motors strives to pioneer new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers. Abroad, Tata cars, buses, and trucks are being marketed in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.

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