KOLKATA: Upholding its commitment to skilling, reskilling and upskilling the youth, the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) launched a project ‘Karigari’ with Tide Water Oil Company (India) Limited under the CSR initiative in Kolkata to train two-wheeler & four- wheeler market technicians on Bharat Stage-6 (BS-6) technology. Under this ‘Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)’ program, independent auto-mechanics or garage owners will receive two days training on BS-6 emission standards and aligned engines. This initiative was launched in the August presence of Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC and Arijit Basu- Executive Director, Tidewater Oil Company (India) Limited. A MoU was also signed between ASDC & Tide Water Oil Company (India) Limited for implementing the project ‘Karigari.’
During the event Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC, said: “The independent auto mechanics or garage owners do not have access to the new engines or required training. In future they can be out of the job due to insufficient training on BS-6 engines. Considering this threat ASDC has taken up this initiative of upgrading the skill of independent mechanics. Furthermore, certificates will also be provided for the same. ASDC is also targeting to expand its reach and capability to educate technicians and make them industry relevant.”
“Our youth has immense potential and with the right opportunities, they can achieve newer milestones. I appreciate and welcome the efforts by Tidewater Oil Company (I) Limited for starting the upskill training programme focused on BS-6 technology,” he added.
Arijit Basu, Executive Director, Tidewater Oil Company (I) Limited said: “The partnership is aimed at imparting quality skills training to auto mechanics and get them updated on new technologies that they will need to deal with while servicing customers. The project has the potential to make a transformational impact especially in the lives of these mechanics. We look forward to continue this initiative to impact a growing number of auto mechanics”
Both ASDC and TWOCL will focus on bridging the supply gap of skilled workers in the automotive industry and help them in the fulfillment of manpower requirements across the country. The program will further enable all the technicians to develop relevant skills on futuristic vehicles too and become self-reliant, thereby, empowering these technicians for a brighter future and at the same time fulfilling the broader vision of Skill India.