Tata Motors strives towards building the notion of “giving back to society” in every aspect. And so to the core of its roots, lies the foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
With increased focus on CSR and particularly on the employability aspect of supporting ecosystem, Tata Motors has taken upon a new initiative to develop the skill set of under privileged youth based out of Pune and surrounding areas, typically 10th pass/drop-outs, with a special attention to SC/ST sections of society. The project, “Kaushalya” aims to develop and help meet the skill requirement of TML channel partners.
Tata Motors, Pune entered into an agreement with Pandit Auto and MITCON Consultancy and Engineering Services to deliver a capsule of classroom training course with 3 months duration, in Automotive Maintenance and Electrical/Electronic Repair and Maintenance field. The classroom course is complemented by subsequent 3 month OJT (On-Job Training) module at Pandit Auto dealerships to build the practical knowledge, hands on experience among the students.
Tata Motors training division team will be guiding the overall program in terms of course content, faculty experts, infrastructure support to MITCON. All partners signed the tripartite agreement MoU on 1st March ’14 at TML premises, flagging off the implementation activities.
Mr. Digge, Head-Production Pune graced this occasion and expressed the leadership’s focus on future scalability of such initiatives. Mr. Latkar, Vice President, Pandit Auto and Dr. Pradeep Bavadekar, Managing Director, MITCON shared their thoughts on the need of the program and the potential that it carries. They assured their support to Tata Motors in the delivery of the program, and took a vow to create this as a benchmark for the times to come. Mr. Suresh, Head HR gave his insights on the CSR roadmap at TML, and the focus on employability pillar within CSR. He commented on Tata Motors commitment towards translating the vision on inclusive growth into action. Mr. Shrirang Dhavale, leading the CSR function at Pune proposed the vote of thanks and Mr. Mayank Baldi, driving this initiative, anchored the event.
Mr. Niranjan, General Manager-Pandit Auto, Mr. Satyajit Kulkarni, Assistant Vice president, MITCON and Mr Ajay Dhuri, Divisional Manager-Technical Training, TML were present on this occasion.