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Maruti Suzuki setting up 'Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing' in Gujarat

Maruti Suzuki setting up 'Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing' in Gujarat
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Tuesday 15 November 2016, 18:03 PM

As part of Maruti Suzuki India’s corporate social responsibility initiative, the Indian automaker will set-up a first-of-its-kind Industrial Training Institute in Mehsana, Gujarat. “Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing” (JIM), as it will be called, marks a collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing in India. The institute will begin operations in August 2017 and eventually train around 300 youths per year in technical trades and Japanese shop floor practices. 

With an initial investment of about of Rs. 3.2 crores, JIM will offer seven technical courses like - fitter, electrician, welder, mechanic diesel, mechanic motor vehicle, mechanic auto body repair and mechanic auto body painting.  Along with the technical curriculum, the JIM will also impart training in the best shopfloor practices such as Kaizen and Quality Circles.

Maruti Suzuki will be responsible for upkeepment of the facility as per industry norms, finalizing curriculum, hiring and training of faculty and staff and other operations. Speaking about it, MD & CEO, MSIL Kenichi Ayukawa, said, “Maruti Suzuki’s Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing in Mehsana will take forward the vision of the two governments to create a pool of skilled manpower in manufacturing in India. This is another opportunity for Maruti Suzuki to participate in the Indian Government’s ambitious “Make in India” and “Skill India” initiatives. Our effort will be to train youths in the best shopfloor practices so that they find ready employment on shopfloors and in workshops.”        

 

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