and participants at the Annual Conclave of the Automotive Skills Development
Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, urged upon the need to
reinvent people, places, and practices to embrace digitisation and prepare brick
and mortar companies for a future world.
panel members discussed the belief that organisations need to prepare for the
future age with clear strategy, clarity of the leadership team for embracing
technology and enabling stakeholders to work collaboratively with right skills,
maturity, and strategy.
Annual Conclave was held in New Delhi on September 23, 2022 brought together the
biggest names in the Indian auto industry. Themed “Kushal Yuva - Samruddh
Bharat”, the Conclave had 500+ participants that included senior bureaucrats
and auto industry stalwarts, including CEOs and senior representatives from the
Indian and global manufacturers, who presented their perspectives about the
auto industry‘s role in emerging India and industry expectation from the
the release of the Annual Handbook, ASDC also announced the Award of Excellence
for different categories during the event.
theme at the conclave drew the attention to endowing the youth with skills that
can make them resilient to evolving challenges, improve their productivity in
jobs, increase employability, and prepare them for the future. The conclave
focused on bringing industry experts on-board to provide key insights for
building a skilling ecosystem by partnering with the industry and making skills
conclave boasted a wide range of industry sponsors, including Castrol, Royal
Enfield, Toyota, Yuvashakti Foundation, AXALTA, incaetek, tcsion, and many more.
conclave was inaugurated by S.P. Baniwal, Special Commissioner of Delhi Police,
Arindam Bhattacharya, Director (Development Partnership Administration),
Ministry of External Affairs and Col. A. K. Chandel, Senior Head, NSDC &
Technical delegate Assistant, World Skills India. ASDC’s President Vinod
Aggarwal welcomed the Guests of Honour. The day-long event focused on various
panel discussions on industry expectations from the skilling ecosystem,
vocational skills institutions and industry training centres’ perspective on
challenges and opportunities associated with skilling, and the role of the
state to mobilize and make skills aspirational in the automotive skilling
N.S. Kalsi, Chairman, NCVET emphasised
that to address the skill deficit, India needs to extend high technical and
vocational courses to improve employability. He said that recently ASDC has
been granted recognition as an awarding body status by NCVET and ASDC is
working well for upskilling and re-skilling. NCVET has developed several QP,
aligned with NSQF for the automobile industry especially in Robotics, EV and align
technology, AR/VR, Big Data and IoT.
Baniwal underlined that the YUVA program, which was started with the help of
Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, is meant to provide
employment-oriented skills to those who are first-time criminals, victims of
crimes and those who have propensity to commit crime. It not only mirrors humane
and compassionate face of Delhi Police, but also serves the prime objective of
policing, i.e. prevention of crime.
Gulati, Treasurer ASDC & Chairman Research and Academy at FADA said, “ASDC
has facilitated training for 60,000 new skilled employees in the automotive
sector in FY22. The chunk of these associates joined various OEMs, suppliers,
as well as vehicle dealerships, under the government’s apprenticeship
programme, which allows for on-the-job training and evaluation of an
individual, before they get the course certification from ASDC”.
in his welcome address, Vinod Aggarwal, President ASDC said, “The Indian auto
industry, like the rest of the global automobile manufacturing sector, is going
through a massive and disruptive change. ASDC, being a major stakeholder of the
Indian automobile industry ecosystem, aims to prepare the country’s workforce
and make it future-ready. This way, ASDC not only helps the auto industry of
the country on a larger scale but helps the Indian economy at large and the
AtmaNirbhar Bharat programme as well.”
Lahiri, CEO of ASDC said: “The council has teamed up with industry and training
providers to develop various certification programmes with companies and has
certified several candidates. Besides, it has also launched e-learning courses
for the aspirants, in which people have been certified.”
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