Honda inaugurates its 3rd Skill Enhancement Centre in Haryana

Panipat, August 27, 2019

  • With new Panipat centre, Honda Skill Enhancement Centres now at 25 across 13 states in just 10 months
  • Equipped with state of the art training facilities, centre to provide practical training on two-wheelers maintenance & repair
  • Honda to offer recruitment opportunities at its dealerships to candidates completing course

Panipat, August 27, 2019: Committed to Skill India Mission, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today inaugurated its new Skill Enhancement Centre in Haryana in collaboration with Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI). The new centre operational from today will empower local youth with job-oriented technical skill training in the city of Panipat.

Noteworthy that Haryana now has the spread of 3 Honda Skill Enhancement Centres in Panipat, Rohtak & Gurugram.

The new Honda Skill Enhancement Centre was inaugurated in the august presence of Ms. Sumedha Kataria (IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Panipat), Dr. Krishan Kumar (Principal - Government ITI, Panipat) & Ms. Shashi Mathur (Principal – National Skill Training Institute, Panipat), Mr. Koji Takahashi (Senior official from Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd), Mr. Saravjeet Chauhan (Regional Manager, Customer Service - North, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd) & Mr. Vikrant Singh along (Regional Manager, North Sales, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd).

Honda’s Skill Enhancement Centres at Government ITI of Panipat (New Grain Market, Vikas Nagar) is equipped with two-wheelers and service infrastructure. The centre equipped with fully functional workshop will give practical training on technical aspects of two-wheelers maintenance and repair to students. On completion of one-year training program, Honda will also support with recruitment opportunities to successful candidates at Honda dealerships.

Speaking on the initiative, Mr Pradeep Pandey, Senior Vice President - Customer Service, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, Honda 2Wheelers India proactively supports Skill India Mission to empower Indian youth. The 2Wheeler industry is facing its biggest shift to new BS-VI emission norms and the demand for skilled technical manpower will go up in near future. Keeping this as a priority, Honda is establishing Skill Enhancement Centres in key identified states across India. The new centre in Panipat in addition to our existing 2 centres in Haryana is testimony to our commitment to upskill local youth and enhance their employability.”

Honda’s CSR commitment towards Skill India Mission

Fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, Honda has taken several initiatives in the direction of Skill Development. In order to bridge the gap between requirement and availability of trained manpower in the automotive sector, Honda is setting up Skill Enhancement Centres across India. Currently, Honda operates 25 skill enhancement centres across 13 states in India. These include Haryana (Panipat, Rohtak & Gurugram), Gujarat (Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Sarkhej, Ankleshwar & Vadodara), Delhi-NCR (Jaffarpur & Nandnagri), Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Madurai and Sivagangai), Uttar Pradesh (Meerut), West Bengal (Kolkata), Telengana (Hyderabad), Chhattisgarh (Bhilai), Maharashtra (Pune, Nasik, Dhule & Palgadh), Andhra Pradesh (Vizag), Assam (Guwahati) and Kerala (Kozhikode) benefiting nearly 1900 students so far.

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