Kia Motors India (KMI) has
inaugurated a 5 acre training facility at its upcoming Anantpur plant. The
company also introduced a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in Automobiles for skill
development. This unique course is designed by Kia Motors for anyone who wishes
to work in the automobile sector at the entry level shop floor workmen
position. The collaboration sees KMI partner with AP State Skill Development
Corporation (APSSDC) as a part its contribution to Skill India initiative by
the Governmentof India.
As a part of the course
various batches of trainees will simultaneously undergo a five day BTC
training for which Kia has designed 20
workstations which will provide the basic technical skills required. These work
stations like Hand tool Identification, Curved surface sealant, Wheel
Installation amongst others have been designed keeping in view various aspects
of the production line and department specific requirements such as Assembly,
Paint, Body shop, Press shop etc. The course runs in two segments theory &
practical training and testing.
The annual training capacity
with respect to BTC is around 2000 members. The first training started on 20th
June 2018. The facility also houses an extensive auditorium with a capacity of
seating 400 people, this will be used for training purposes.
Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO,
Kia Motors India said, “The auto industry is evolving at a fast pace and to
match the advanced technology, we need to constantly upgrade the skills of our
manpower by providing them a platform that offers training modules. This
training center will not only provide the relevant knowledge but also empower
them to be skilled technicians who can then apply for jobs at Kia Motors and
our vendor companies. We, at Kia Motors India are happy to share that by the
end of 2018, more than 2,000 youth will be trained and a large number of them
will be working for us in the future as well.
I would like to add that we have received more than 4,000 applications
for 600 vacancies to begin with.”
Source: Kia Motors India
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