Jharkhand Govt. inks MoU with Yamaha India for skill training

Jharkhand Skills Development Mission Society and India Yamaha Motors entered into an agreement on Friday to provide skill development training to youths of the State to make them employable.

Under the agreement, the India Yamaha Motors will identify 12th passed and ITI passed youths who would be given two years of training in maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and related trades. The training program will be held at the company’s units located at Surajpur, Faridabad and Chennai.

This training program will create future Shop Floor leaders equipped with the Japanese style of manufacturing and working methods. The two-year training program will make these youths employable and it will improve their livelihood and standard of living. After the completion of the training, they can pursue Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. The entire expenses for the education program will be borne by Yamaha.

This apart a short-term training program of six months will also be conducted for the youths of the State. Selected trainees would be trained into office conduct, enthusiasm for work, discipline, teamwork in the workplace, communication, health, sanitation, first aid and personal financial management.

Director of the Skill Development Mission Ravi Ranjan, who signed the MoU with Yamaha Motors’ Deputy Managing Director Yukihiko Tada, said that the trainees would be provided with stipends, accommodation during the training period and given certificates along with job opportunities into related fields.

Also, present on the occasion was Chief Minister Raghubar Das who said there was no shortage of talent in Jharkhand. “People here just need an opportunity. The State Government is working rapidly in the direction of giving employment to youths through skill development. Famous companies like Yamaha Motor have also trusted the youth of Jharkhand which is a good sign,” said the Chief Minister.

He added further that considering the importance of skill development, the State government has allocated a budget of Rs 700 crores this year. The Chief Minister used the occasion to request Yamaha India officials to set up a motorcycle manufacturing unit in the State and assured them to make available required raw materials as well as human resources locally which are available in abundance. He also referred to Jharkhand’s historic presence in the field of industries.

Yamaha Motors’ Yukihiko Tada said that in future, the company will try to set up a manufacturing unit in Jharkhand. “Jharkhand’s automobile policy is quite good. This will prove to be beneficial for the automobile industry. The manufacturing industry is facing a huge shortage of skilled workforce and this gap has to be addressed through these collaborations. We, as an industry have to identify both the challenges and the opportunities and take a step further in meeting the requirements of the industry.

Yamaha remains committed in making a significant contribution in the National Skill Development Mission and will continue to execute programs which benefit the Indian youth and the manufacturing industry at large,” he said.

Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Sunil Kumar Barnwal, Secretary of Skill Development Rajesh Sharma and others were present on the occasion.

Jharkhand is the 3rd State with which IYM has signed MoU on skill development and training. Prior to this, the company has signed MoUs with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar governments in 2017.

In addition to this program, Yamaha also runs Yamaha Motor NTTF Training Centre (YNTC) at its Chennai facility since 2017 which provides two-year Certificate Program in Manufacturing Technology followed by a two years Diploma Program.

Two batches have been successfully inducted in 2017 and 2018 comprising of 40 students in each batch. YNTC is the 1st Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing (JIM) which is the collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India along with Japanese companies to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing units in India.

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