To commemorate the occasion of World Youth Skill Day, the country’s largest luxury automobile brand Mercedes-Benz India, reinforced its commitment towards Government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative by signing a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Noida Institute of Engineering & Technology and Krishna Institute of Engineering & Technology in Delhi.
This is the first-ever tie-up of Mercedes-Benz India with any private institute in the country, and underlines the need to create new avenues towards developing key competencies among students, which is vital to adapt to the fast changing industrial requirements of the country today. Present on the occasion were Santosh Iyer – Vice President-Customer Services, Retails Training & Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India; Dr. O. P. Agarwal, Managing Director, NIET; Mr. Raman Batra, Executive Vice President, NIET.
The Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) program is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative by Mercedes-Benz India, which was propagated among students with the help of educational institutions. The Mechatronics training school at Mercedes-Benz India was started in the year 2006 with the aim of providing trained service personnel and engineers. To address this requirement, the parent company Daimler AG, Germany along with Mercedes-Benz India and the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network joined hands to start the program and train students to address the requirements of Mercedes-Benz technology and innovation.
Only 20 students qualify to take the course per batch. Since its inception, over 500 students have successfully completed the program and have been placed within the Mercedes-Benz India dealership network. The Mechatronics program also provides support to Mercedes-Benz India’s state-of-the-art facility at Chakan, Pune.