Thursday, August 4, 2016


by Sheldon Dias


CHINCHWAD, AUG 4, 2016: India's largest luxury car maker, Mercedes-Benz India re-affirmed its commitment to strengthen the development of advanced technical skill-sets amongst the youth who want to pursue a career in the automotive service industry, by inaugurating the Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre' in association with Don Bosco Chinchwad on July 3.


The Training Centre is aimed at equipping ambitious youngsters with advanced technical skill-sets and helping them to pursue a successful career in the highly competitive automotive service sector. The new centre will also give a significant boost to the demand of highly skilled and technically adept manpower, which can play a crucial role in bringing service excellence to the automotive industry.


The centre was jointly inaugurated by Roland Folger, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz India and Father Godfrey D'Souza, the Salesian Provincial of Mumbai, in the presence of Santosh Iyer, Vice President, After-Sales & Retail Training, Mercedes-Benz India and Father Corils Gonsalves, Director Don Bosco Private ITI in Chinchwad.


"This initiative will help many young aspirants in times to come, who may not have a sound financial background, to build a career in the automotive industry. Don Bosco ITI is renowned for providing job oriented vocational and training programmes, and the inauguration of the Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre will create a new benchmark in offering superlative education in this field," Father Gonsalves said.


The selected candidates will get an opportunity to hone their technical-skill sets with the help of the latest equipment including a Mercedes-Benz car provided by the company. This one-of-its-kind course identifies itself with the vision of "Skill India" which aims at utilising the youth demographics and to create skilled workers at this Training Centre. Mercedes-Benz India has spent a total of INR 26.5 million on the project.


"Mercedes-Benz has been the pioneers in providing employment to talented young heads over a decade now, by introducing them to the Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics course. The inauguration of the Advanced Body Repair Training Centre in Don Bosco is yet another commitment from Mercedes-Benz to develop highly skilled manpower for the industry, thus contributing to the vision of 'Skill India'," Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said.

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