August 15, 2012

SNSF & Honda inaugurate first Two-Wheeler Mechanic Training Centre

Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India Pvt. Ltd (HMSIL) & SNS Foundation, the CSR wing of Anand Group jointly inaugurated the first Two-Wheeler Mechanic Training Centre at the SNSF centre.

This training centre, in its first year of operation, aims to train 120 youth annually
in 6 batches  as auto mechanics and thereafter place them in HMSIL  Sale and Service Centres managed by distributors. These training centres are designed to offer a variety of courses to match local job market, varying levels of school education, parental expectations, and aspirations of candidates.

"For Honda, Service is at the forefront & this initiative in collaboration with SNS Foundation is another step in this direction. We wish all the very best to all trainees & look forward to their association with Honda," said Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Advisor Customer Service, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India.

HMSIL is the technical/knowledge partner in this initiative SNS Foundation's centres will evolve as multi-stakeholder partnerships, with each agency harnessed to collectively synergise their key strengths for the larger goal of preparing youth for job readiness.

Deepak Chopra, CEO Anand Automotive said, "Partnering is our core value & The SNSF - Honda venture replicates Anand's spirit of partnership, we are glad to have this association with Honda since it is also one of our esteemed customers. We are proud to have 3 decades of social contribution by our CSR wing - SNS Foundation, it has done exceptionally well in the field of creating livelihood opportunities."

In designing the courses all efforts are focused on enhancing employability of young people above 18 years, both men and women.

"Multiple skills training courses conducted  under one roof with co-funding support allows for minimising running costs such as rental, imparting common courses such as soft and life skills, financial literacy, spoken English, IT skills. Partnership with the American India Foundation (AIF) has made it possible to ensure appropriate soft-skills training/workplace readiness of the trained youth under AIF's nationwide programme MAST - an acronym for Market Aligned Skills Training," said Indira Varadarajan, Director SNSF.

"Trainees associated with this programme must take this opportunity as a matter of great pride, as Honda is a highly reputed global name," added Deepak Chopra.


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