Pune: India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd, on Saturday, marked the inauguration of its Yamaha Training School (YTS) at the premises of Government Polytechnic in Pune. Yamaha and Government Polytechnic jointly aim to create a ‘Centre of Excellence’ where youngsters will receive two-wheeler technical training that will enable them to become expert two-wheeler technicians.
Officials said that thereafter, students could be employed gainfully at Yamaha dealerships to offer productive contributions to the society. Technical experts from Yamaha are conducting the YTS programme on behalf of India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd.
Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd, Masaki Asano said, “As a socially responsible company, Yamaha will always support new generation by providing technical education and facilitating employment or entrepreneurship. Technical know-how and entrepreneurial skills in younger generations will play a vital role in retaining the country’s growth as India is becoming an economic powerhouse.”
“Technical training at YTS will empower them with self-perpetuating certainty as, after completion of the course, they can take up technical jobs in automobile sector or choose entrepreneurship.”
Commenting at the event, Senior Vice President, Strategy, and Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd, Ravinder Singh said, “Yamaha’s way to future is laid over certain social responsibilities, to empower relatively indigent youngsters of the society by creating opportunities for employment. Since 2013, Yamaha Technical Schools (YTS) have rigorously manifested collaborations with various institutions across the country to offer technical education and generate employment for the young students who are otherwise hard pressed by circumstances to give up education. Till 2016, more than 300 students (including females) were trained and facilitated employment at Yamaha dealerships. The inauguration of the 33rd YTS with Government of Polytechnic, Pune in Maharashtra will help the deserving students to find employment in the automobile sector after the course on technical training.”
The company recently signed a MoU with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) for affiliation of all course running at Yamaha Training School.
Yamaha is the first and only among the two-wheeler companies in India, with ASDC approved a training programme for ‘Automotive Service Technician’ category under its CSR activity.
As a part of its continued CSR initiative, IYM is poised to adopt Government/Private Technical Institutes and to partner with reputed NGOs across India to launch Yamaha Training Schools with Yamaha Technical Academy (YTA) certification.
Yamaha also plans to launch YTS across India to encourage the relatively indigent youngsters to master two-wheeler technologies. Yamaha has inaugurated a total of 33 Yamaha Training Schools across India including Monday’s inauguration in Government Polytechnic in Pune.