In an attempt to assist in bridging the current gap between the skills required by the industry and those possessed by the youth in our country, the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) have recently come up with a microsite called CAREERGUIDE  In the ASDC Website:

The objective of the CAREER GUIDE provided by ASDC is to address the ongoing digital transformation, opportunities by offering the necessary guidance to the student’s workers, young associates/employees in the Automotive Sector, thereby further contributing towards the ceaseless innovations in this dynamic industry. 

Mr Arindam Lahiri, CEO of ASDC said, “ASDC is committed to shaping the future of all its stakeholders. There is an entirely new range of jobs in the industry that has emerged from the recent digital transformation. However, in order to stay relevant in the constantly evolving automotive sector, one needs to stay on top of the skills game with proper reskilling and up-skilling from time to time. The CAREER GUIDE is intended to deliver strategic benefits to the frontline workforce in the automotive sector and bring them closer to their goals through proper guidance and training.”

Being the fourth largest in the world, the Automotive Industry is an important part of the Indian economy, with an annual turnover of $100 billion, employing 37 million people that accounts for 7.5% of the country’s GDP. However, the recent development in technology is rapidly changing the face of the industry, and to cope up with such a transformation, constant skilling, re-skilling, and up-skilling of the existing and future workforce is extremely important. 

Raman K Sharma Sr. Advisor, ASDC said “In today’s world of smart manufacturing, AI – connected technologies and even Customer-centric operations, the entire automotive supply chain from OEMs to suppliers to dealers will need to upgrade MODIFY its skills to align it with new disruptive forces. With CAREERGUIDE we want to help all the candidates in the Automotive Industry to witness the emergence of new business models, smart technologies, and a future of collaborative work and education”. 

In addition to training the future workforce of one of the fastest-growing industries of the world with the requisite skills sets, the CAREER GUIDE by ASDC will enable them in exploring the emerging career avenues in the automotive sector, along with available choices of reskilling upskilling and multiskilling in the future. The Candidates will be provided with career-related information and job opportunities. Also, the CAREER GUIDE platform will enable the students and candidates to interact and communicate with ASDC master trainers, who will be responsible for creating an active community of automobile professionals across India.  

About ASDC:

ASDC, is the first sector Skill Council of India, promoted by the Automobile industry, through Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) along with the Government of India represented by Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship [ MSDE] , Ministry of Road Transport & Highways[ MORTH] and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). ASDC envisions making India self–sufficient in availability of skilled personnel for sustaining growth & increasing competitiveness of the automobile industry. ASDC has over 240 training partners, 800 certified assessors, 14 expert groups with 295 industry experts and over 2000 training centres.  

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