Renault-Nissan Alliance India and the NSDC have signed a memorandum of understanding for workforce training in the company’s Chennai plant. NSDC will lend support to Renault-Nissan to equip its workforce in emerging automotive manufacturing technology skills.

To make skill building specific to their industry needs, Renault-Nissan Alliance will engage in a customized skilling plan with the NSDC on program design and execution through a blended learning model comprising of onsite labs, training, mentorship, internship and interaction with domain experts.

Manish Kumar, MD & CEO, NSDC said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Renault-Nissan Alliance in our endeavour to support the industry’s requirement of trained manpower. The automotive and auto component manufacturing industry has been growing steadily over the last few years. Hence, we see tremendous potential to skill and up-skill the Indian youth and support sectoral growth. We look forward to a successful collaboration with the Alliance in India to achieve the envisioned milestones.”

Speaking on the value of this MoU, Jayakumar David, HR Director at Renault-Nissan Alliance India added, “While technology will play a pivotal role in the transformation of the automotive industry, investment in upskilling of the workforce is equally important. Through our partnership with NSDC, which is a first for the Corporation, we will aim to get 10% of employees trained in the first year to be able to support the growth and expansion plans of the Alliance in India.”

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