Maruti Suzuki India Limited and the Haryana government have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to establish a model Industrial Training Institute (ITI), the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), at Uncha Majra village in Gurugram.

      | With an initial investment of Rs 7 crore, over 500 youth annually will benefit from skills training |

JIM will be equipped with state of the art classrooms and training equipment, including a mini vehicle assembly line. Training in eight trades related to automobile manufacturing, maintenance and service will be imparted by industry experts. From 14 classrooms and 8 practical workshops courses will be offered on trades such as Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Auto Body Painting, Mechanic Auto Body Repair, Welder, Fitter, Electrician, Mechanic Diesel Engine and Mechanic Mechatronics.

Additionally, soft skills training will be offered in Kaizen and other Japanese shop floor practices.

JIM is a collaborative effort between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing in India, a consequence of a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” signed between the two countries in 2016 to train 30,000 youths in India over 10 years.

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