Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) will scale up its skill development activities by setting up Automobile Skill Enhancement Centres (ASEC) at 45 government-run Industrial Training Institutes across the country.

Each centre will be equipped with a model workshop to provide practical training. The Company will also appoint full time trainers, provide tools and equipment and forge partnerships with local Maruti Suzuki service workshops to upgrade skills of ITI students and make them job-ready.

Nearly 2,100 young people are expected to benefit annually through these ASECs. The trainees will be free to seek employment in any workshop, including those not servicing Maruti Suzuki vehicles.

The ASECs are being set up in designated ITIs around the country. 

Pankaj Narula, executive director (Service) for Maruti Suzuki, said: “Through this initiative, Maruti Suzuki wants to contribute to the national effort for skill development and employability.

“With the growth in number of vehicles on roads, quality repair and maintenance offers a major employment opportunity. ASECs will provide hands-on experience to trainees and make them capable of quality service and repair of vehicles.”

In addition to the ITI curriculum, the students will be given 50 days training by MSIL trainers in areas related to car service, repairs and maintenance. Students trained at the ASECs will be awarded an additional skill training certificate.