Tata Motors becomes the first automobile company to sign an MoU with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), under PM’s Udaan Scheme, through “Tata Motors Certified Works Manager” programme. The MoU was signed to explore training and employment opportunities for graduates, post-graduates, 3 year engineering diploma holders and professional degree holders of Jammu & Kashmir, through a collaborative action oriented agenda.
Recruiting fresh graduates from engineering colleges of Jammu & Kashmir, Tata Motors Certified Works Manager Scheme will provide skilled youth with employment opportunities across Tata Authorised Service Stations (TASS). Trained by Tata Motors for 6 months at NITTR Bhopal / Amity Noida and at Tata Motors’ STC (Service Training Centres), these graduates are then placed at Tata Motors dealerships as Assistant Works Managers.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjeev Garg, Global Head- Customer Care of Tata Motors said, “The move to collaborate with NSDC under the Udaan scheme is to create employment opportunities for the educated youth of J&K by providing them with skillful practical knowledge of vehicle operations and service. The scheme also enables us to plug in this skilled knowledgeable set of trained youth, into our vast and growing commercial vehicle network, helping us sustain our service levels”
Mr. Dilip Chenoy, CEO & MD, NSDC said, “We are delighted to work with Tata Motors in ensuring that the NSDC’s aim of contributing significantly (about 30 per cent) to the overall target of skilling and upskilling 500 million people in India by 2022. The Udaan programme is one of the premier programs in the country that focuses on equitable opportunities for the youth of J&K, through a well-structured skill development program. Tata Motors Certified Works Manager scheme promises to provide employment to thousands of youth in J&K.”
Udaan is a special Industry Initiative for J&K envisaged as an industry led programme, wherein corporates will tap into the large pool of educated youth of J&K and provide them training to make them employment ready. Udaan, an initiative of the Prime Minister has mandated NSDC to work with the corporate sector in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, benefiting about forty thousand graduates, post-graduates, 3 year engineering diploma holders and professional degree holders, over five years.
NSDC has 33 corporates enrolled under this scheme. They have corporates like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, HCL Technologies, Yes Bank, Apollo Tyres, Future Group and Bajaj Allianz partnering with them on this program. In the Tata Group TCS and CMC are Training Partners to NSDC under their Skill Development Mission.
Tata Motors sales and service network is made up of 1300 sales touch points and over 1100 service touch points across the length and breadth of the country. With one of the most extensive commercial vehicle networks, there is a Tata Motors touchpoint every 50 kms across all national highways in India.