The leading two-wheeler manufacturer, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Higher, Technical Education & Skill Development and Jharkhand Skill Development Mission Society, Government of Jharkhand for providing 2 years on-the-job shop floor training to the youth at its factories in Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh and Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Mr. Raghubar Das, Mr. Ravi Ranjan, Mission Director of Jharkhand Skill Development Mission, Mrs. Neera Yadav, Minister of Higher, Technical & Vocational Education and Skill Development, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary, Department of Higher, Technical & Skill Development Mission of Jharkhand Government. Among the senior management members from IYM who were present on the occasion included Mr. Yukihiko Tada, Director, IYM and Mr. Om Prakash, Vice President, IYM.
Jharkhand is the 3rd state with which IYM has signed an MoU on Skill Development and Training. Prior to this, the company has signed MoUs with Uttar Pradesh and Bihar governments in 2017.
Emphasizing on the importance of the skill development and training, Mr. Tada, Director, IYM said, “The manufacturing industry is facing huge shortage of skilled workforce and this gap has to be addressed through these collaborations. We, as an industry have to identify both the challenges & the opportunities and take a step further in meeting the requirements of the industry.”
“Yamaha remains committed in making a significant contribution in the National Skill Development Mission and will continue to execute programs which benefits the Indian youth and the manufacturing industry at large.” he added.
He further informed that under the National Skill Development Mission and as per the MoU signed with the Jharkhand government, Yamaha will provide two-year practical training to the youth from the state at its manufacturing facilities. This training program will create future Shop Floor leaders equipped with Japanese style of manufacturing and working methods.
The two-year training program will make these youths employable and it will improve their livelihood and standard of living. After the completion of the training, they can pursue Diploma in Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. The entire expenses for the education program will be borne by Yamaha.
Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Neera Yadav, Minister of Higher, Technical & Vocational Education and Skill Development, said “Skill Development is one of the most important focus areas of our Government.
Through these collaborations, we are hopeful that more and more industries will come forward and extend their support in the realization of the National Skill Development Mission. We will continue to identify opportunities which can provide attractive and sustainable livelihood opportunities for our youth.”
In addition to this program, Yamaha also runs Yamaha Motor NTTF Training Centre (YNTC) at its Chennai facility since 2017 which provides two-year Certificate Program in Manufacturing Technology followed by a 2 year Diploma Program.
Two batches have been successfully inducted in 2017 and 2018 comprising of 40 students in each batch. YNTC is the 1st Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing (JIM) which is a collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India along with Japanese companies to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing units in India.