India CSR News Network
Pune: Mercedes-Benz India has decided to further strengthen its Advanced Mechatronics course in Pune and Aurangabad as a commitment to its ‘Year of Excellence’. The company will be donating one latest car for training and latest Star Diagnosis unit each to Government Polytechnic, Pune and Government Polytechnic, Aurangabad under its CSR initiative to ensure a continued successful running of the course.
The partnership of MBIL with Government Polytechnic is a milestone on the path towards modernization, practical relevance and flexibility of vocational education and training in India. The exchange of knowledge from Mercedes-Benz allows students to gauge and learn key competencies which are necessary to adapt to the fast changing industrial requirements.
Speaking on the occasion, Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, MercedesBenz India, said, “The Advanced Mechatronics course by Mercedes-Benz has been designed keeping in mind the increasing complexity of the technical processes which demands a workforce that has expertise in mechanical, electronic and informatics skills as well as in other modern automation technologies.
Apart from these skills, the workforce will also develop their interpersonal skills through the programme.” “The unique aspect of the partnership is the continuous involvement of Mercedes-Benz in the planning of the syllabus on modern automotive technology, supply of MercedesBenz cars for training purposes, training of lecturers and supply of technical tools and equipment to the students.
As a part of our CSR initiatives and our continued support to the Advanced Mechatronics training course, we are donating a third Mercedes-Benz car to Government Polytechnic Pune and a second car to Government Polytechnic Aurangabad.
We will also be handing over highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art Star Diagnosis equipment to the centers conducting the Advanced Mechatronics course” he added. The Advanced Mechatronics course designed by Mercedes-Benz is a first-of-its kind initiative in India designed specifically to address the growing need for skilled resources in Automotive Technology.
It is being run by three Government Polytechnics in Pune and Aurangabad since 2006 and 2009 respectively and was later introduced at Government Engineering College Trivandrum (GECBH) in 2013. This programme will provide employability in the areas of Production, Maintenance, Planning, Quality Assurance, Research and Development.
Established in 1994, Mercedes-Benz India Pvt. Ltd. pioneered the luxury car market in India and boasts of more than 128 years of cutting edge innovation in the luxury automobile industry globally. With a world class production facility spread over 100 acres in Chakan, near Pune, set up in 2009 and an independent assembly facility for passenger cars; the facility is among the fastest green-field operations ever to be created and is rated among the top most CKD plants of Mercedes-Benz, globally.