Volkswagen Group India launches the Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme in Pune. The 3 year programme is based on the German Dual System of Vocational Education and Training. The partnership of Volkswagen Group India with Indian vocational education and training authorities is a milestone on the path towards modernization, practical relevance and flexibility of vocational education and training in India. This programme will provide employability in the areas of Production, Maintenance, Planning, Quality Assurance and Research & Development.The Mechatronics Programme provides the apprentices the key competencies which are necessary to adapt to the fast changing industrial requirements. With the launch of this programme Volkswagen Group is now introducing its global quality standards from the automobile sector to the education sector.
The 3 year Volkswagen Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme has been designed keeping in mind the increasing complexity of production processes which demands a workforce that has expertise in mechanical, electronic and informatics skills as well as in other modern automation technologies. Apart from these skills, the workforce will also develop their interpersonal skills through the programme. The existing Volkswagen Academy Training Centre with its seminar rooms and labs for Soft Skills Training, Electrics/Electronics, Robot, IT and Automation Technology will be a part of the premises utilized to impart this training. In addition to this, two additional workshops and two additional classrooms will also be used to provide training as part of the Volkswagen Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. John Chacko, Volkswagen Group Chief Representative India, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Private Limited said, “The automobile industry in India has seen a very strong growth in the past few years. The need of the hour is to have industry ready people to take care of the challenges raised by this steady growth. The 3 year Mechatronics Apprenticeship Programme by Volkswagen Group India is a step in this direction by developing mechanical, electronic and informatics skills of the workforce in the ever growing automobile industry.”
The training workshops are fully embedded into the Volkswagen plant’s manufacturing environment. This hand in hand approach, which is typical of the dual system of vocational education and training in the Volkswagen locations worldwide, guarantees the best possible practice orientation for the apprentices right from the start of their training.
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