The government of Andhra Pradesh has inaugurated a brand-new Automobile Skill Training Centre (ASTC) at the Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Tirupati. Present at the inauguration ceremony were Dr. Ghanta Subbarao, IAS, Secretary Department of Skill Development, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, CEO & MD, A.P State Skill Development Corporation and Dr. K. Lakshminarayana, IAS, Founder Director, A.P State Skill Development Corporation. Some senior folks from Isuzu Motors India, Mitsubishi Corporation India and senior staff from ITI Tirupati were also present.
The aim of this new ASTC facility is to impart training for those keen on automobile engineering and technology. ASTC’s primary objective is to align supply with demand, bridging existing skill gaps, promoting industry engagement, among other key things. “We are extremely happy to inaugurate the new Automobile Skill Training Centre at ITI Tirupati. The state government of Andhra Pradesh is taking proactive steps in development of skilled workforce in line with the proposed ‘Skilled India’ initiative. With the support of the two companies, Isuzu Motors India and Mitsubishi Corporation India, we intend to provide industry’s best technical education for the youth in the region. The state government is keen and focussed in developing such skill development centres across the state and we do hope this will benefit the society at large,” said Dr. Subbarao.
Shigeru Wakabayashi, Deputy Managing Director, Isuzu Motors India, said, “We are extremely happy to be actively partnering with the government’s ‘Skilled India’ initiative as we believe it will certainly provide impetus to the automobile sector in the country and also ensure greater efficiency levels across all areas. Isuzu is known for its manufacturing prowess and we intend to strengthen our commitment to India with more such activities.”
Tomoyuki Masuda, Chief Regional Officer, Mitsubishi Corporation India said, “The need for training-based knowledge is becoming very essential in every industry. Mitsubishi Corporation India is proud to be associated with the government of Andhra Pradesh for being able to contribute to the benefit of the automobile industry. ”The centre will be equipped with key automobile components such as Chassis model, Engine and Transmission donated by Isuzu Motors India to offer practical training for the ITI students. The training will have various course modules in automobile engineering and technology and will be trained by the staff personnel of Isuzu Motors India.”