Aimed to create a pool of talented and skilled professionals for the automobile industry, Ford India today inaugurated its second Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) Centre in collaboration with ITI Bangalore.
Through this initiative, Ford will set up an exclusive technical training corner within the premises of Loyola Private Industrial Training Centre in Bangalore to train students on Ford technology as part of Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) curriculum.
Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) Centre in Bangalore was inaugurated by Mr. P.K. Umashankar, vice-president, Customer Service Operations, Ford India. Others present at the occasion were Rector Fr. Francis S.J and Fr. John D'Souza from Loyola Group of Institutions along with Ford dealer dignitaries.
"After the successful launch in Cochin, we are delighted to come to Bangalore. Working with Loyola Group, we are creating an asset that will not only help students with better growth and employment prospects but also the automobile industry with skilled workforce," said P.K. Umashankar, vice president, Customer Service Operations, Ford India. "We are going to expand to more cities and would like Ford ASSET centers to be the primary source of trained pool of technicians for Ford dealers across the country."
Ensuring the sustenance of the program, Ford's technical training collaboration will include exclusive Train-The-Trainer (TTT) sessions for institute lecturers as well.
The Ford technical training center will also ensure regular engagement for the students through special sessions from master technician/In-house trainers organized by local dealership, Metro Ford, a division of VST Auto ancillaries.
Ford ASSET center will create multiple avenues of learning and will empower students with training and skills that will certify them to service Ford cars, thus becoming eligible to work in Ford service network across the country.
The ASSET training facility will be a tri-party initiative involving Ford, the dealer and the ITI.
Ford will provide world-class technical know-how and the reference aids along with trained instructors. The dealers will set up the ASSET technical training corner and will also provide training with the master technician and in-house trainer. The dealerships will give an opportunity of on-the-job training to the students with Ford vehicles at the dealer workshops.