India CSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Kohinoor Technical Institute (KTI) and Carrier Midea India Pvt. Ltd. (Carrier Midea India), today announced launch of Government Approved and Industry Ready vocational training program in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. This is a unique initiative with special focus on Light Commercial & VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) Air conditioning segment.
This initiative is in line with Prime Minister’s ‘Skill India’ vision and focuses on creating skilled manpower for the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration domain which is facing major talent crunch.
KTI and Carrier Midea India together aspire to create a benchmark in the Indian Air Conditioning sector with special focus on light commercial segment. The classroom training will be provided at the state of the art KTI institutes while On the Job [OJT] practical training will be imparted at KTI labs well equipped with Midea machines as well as Service Stations. The aim of the program is to provide best in class theoretical and practical knowledge to boost the employability quotient of the trainees.
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration domain is facing a major challenge due to paucity of training infrastructure, industry driven training curriculum especially at the entry level, covering new technologies like Variable Refrigerant Flow [VRF], absence of quality trainers and career options post vocational training.
Krishan Sachdev, Managing Director of Carrier Midea India said “We are very positive about this initiative and believe it will provide an impetus to the HVAC industry especially at entry level and upgrade technical skills with hands on experience to the trainees to provide quality service to the discerning Indian customer. In line with the philosophy of Carrier Midea India, we intend to bring affirmative change in lives of the trainees. There is a huge demand-supply gap for skilled manpower in the sector. We will also train the existing trainers to upgrade their skill-set.”
Carrier Midea India along with KTI will be designing specialized modules which would be available at select KTI branches.
KTI CEO & Director Sameer Joshi says, “It’s a very happy moment for KTI to partner with Carrier Midea India to launch our newly upgraded courses in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration sector. We will be soon launching our Centre of Excellence [COE] as a part of the PMKK (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra) and Carrier Midea India will provide us course content and tools & equipment to set up India’s first, the most ideal Air Conditioning & Refrigeration laboratory.”
Established in 1967, Kohinoor Technical Institute (KTI) is a pioneer in vocational training for technical courses. KTI has a vision to empower the young workforce of India by imparting skills that are Government Approved and Industry Ready. KTI does this by imparting quality technical education that is focused on employment and livelihood. Founded by the Honourable Dr. Manohar Joshi, KTI started with a single centre at Dadar in Mumbai, and has now grown into a national network of over 76 centres across 8 Indian states. The Institute is a training partner of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Govt. of India. Programs conducted at KTI are NSDC and Sector Skill Council (SSC) affiliated.
Carrier Midea India Private Limited (CMI) was set up in 2012 to combining the strengths of two global giants Carrier and Midea. The joint venture was undertaken to combine Midea’s world-class design and manufacturing expertise and Carrier India’s strong pan-India distribution network. The resulting synergy has made CMI a leading participant in the Air-conditioning and home solutions sector in India in four short years making this a very successful partnership indeed.