Chandigarh, October 6 – Haryana Skill Development Mission (HSDM) and Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), Gurgaon, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal.
Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr. Krishan Kumar Bedi, Additional Chief Secretary Technical Education and Vice-president, HSDM, Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal were also present on the occasion.
The MoU, signed by HSDM Mission Director, Mr Subhash Chandra Goel, and Vice-president, Maruti Suzuki Training Academy, MSIL, Mr. Mukesh Kumar Gupta, is aimed at enhancing employability skills and soft skills of diploma students, training of trainers of Polytechnics for their skill up-gradation as per need of the manufacturing and auto industry.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the MoU would not only help in economic development of Haryana, but would also help to fulfil the aspirations of the youths for good quality, better paying jobs and self-employment opportunities. This would also enable the State to take advantage of its favourable demographic profile. With a large pool of skilled people, the State has an opportunity to become a skill provider for the country.
Under the MoU, at least five teachers from each Polytechnic would be trained as part of the train the trainer feature. Final year diploma students of Mechanical Engineering, Automobile Engineering and others would be given practical hands-on training in the industry campus. Soft skills would be provided to the final year students. Technical components and soft skills would be part of the training. At least 1,000 students and 150 trainers, of which five trainers would be taken from each Polytechnic, would be trained by the MSIL in first phase. Training would be imparted free of cost by the Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) Training Academy, Gurgaon.
While interacting with Executive Director, MSIL, Mr. Rajesh Uppal, and Mr. Mukesh Kumar Gupta, the Chief Minister asked that the MSIL come forward to establish a driving school, preferably one in each district, certify roadside mechanics, provide literacy and skills to semi-skilled persons who could not get the opportunity of formal education and rope in persons in skill development who are out of formal education system.
The MSIL assured that it would submit an action plan on the vision of the Chief Minister, and a calendar of activities to be followed as per the MoU.