Ford India has chalked down a partnership with Don Bosco Centre of Learning to launch Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) centre which will enhance the technical training of students from in and around Mumbai and at the same time increase their career opportunities.
This is the second such technical training centre started with the help of a collaboration in Maharashtra, the first being the one in Pune. The company aims to open a total of 10 such centres by 2015 to have a wider reach across the country.
The new centre in Kurla, Mumbai was inaugurated by PK Umashankar, Vice President, Customer Service Operations, Ford India along with Fr Adolph Furtado, Director, Don Bosco Centre for Learning and Fr Colbert da Silva, Executive Director, Don Bosco Centre for Learning along with Ford dealer dignitaries.
Ford will be ensuring the stability and future of centres like these by organising special ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions for the lecturers of the institutes. Students will be involved in active participation through special sessions from master technician and in house trainers from the local Ford dealership Bhavna Ford, Mumbai.
The ASSET training facility will essentially be a tri-party enterprise comprising Ford India, the dealership and the ITI. Ford will provide world-class technical know-how and the reference aids along with trained instructors. The dealers will set up the ASSET technical training corner and will also provide training with the master technician and in-house trainer. The dealerships will give an opportunity of on the job training to the students with actual Ford vehicles at the workshop.