NSDC signs MoU with Renault-Nissan Alliance in India to Upskill Workforce for Future Technologies

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 28 January 2019, 09:15 Hrs
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Renault-Nissan Alliance India signed memorandum

Renault-Nissan Alliance India signed the memorandum of understanding with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train the workforce in the Alliance plant in Chennai for future technologies. This partnership will make NSDC assist Renault-Nissan workforce to develop competency standards in emerging automotive manufacturing technologies. Talking about the initiative, Mr Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC speaks, “We are pleased to collaborate with the Renault-Nissan Alliance in our endeavour to support the industry’s requirement of trained manpower. The automotive and auto component manufacturing industry has been growing steadily over the last few years. Hence, we see tremendous potential to skill and up-skill the Indian youth and support the sectoral growth. We look forward to a successful collaboration with the Alliance in India to achieve the envisioned milestones.”

Renault-Nissan will customize an engagement & skilling action plan along with NSDC’s network for program design, development, and employment sustainability from the demand side. It will also provide support through onsite labs, training, membership, internship and/or participation of expert domains. This will also mobilize Renault-Nissan Alliance workforce and advocate for upskilling and reskilling through dual TVET and apprenticeship.

In Addition, NSDC will lead and conduct seminars, workshops, technical task forces etc. to identify and propagate industry-relevant technology, knowledge and skill to support the National Skill Development Mission. The first year of partnership aims to get 10% of employees trained to be able to support the growth and expansion plans of Renault-Nissan Alliance in India

 Commenting on the partnership, Jayakumar David, HR Director at Renault-Nissan Alliance India said, “The automotive industry in India is changing rapidly and the customers are looking for the next-generation technology-driven experiences. Cars and mobility solutions will change more in the next ten years, than in the last half-century. The Renault Nissan Alliance aims to lead this evolution in India. While technology will play a pivotal role in the transformation of the automotive industry, investment in upskilling of the workforce is equally important. Through our partnership with NSDC, which is a first for the Corporation, we will aim to get 10% of employees trained in the first year to be able to support the growth and expansion plans of the Alliance in India.”

Since 2010, Renault-Nissan the Alliance has invested 61 billion in India and continues to focus on the Indian market by working with its Alliance partners to further develop its engineering, research and development and manufacturing operations in India. The Alliance’s plant in Chennai is a global manufacturing hub exporting to 106 countries.

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