India – Tata Hitachi Partners with St Joseph’s ITI Kurla

19 July 2017

(ANS – Mumbai) – Kurla-based St Joseph’s Industrial Training Institute (SJITI), by joining forces with Tata Hitachi, has become the first institution in India to offer a Dealer Service Induction Training program after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the institute and Tata Hitachi on July 15, a day fittingly marked to celebrate World Youth Skills Day.

By Mr. Amarr Prabhu

Director of Don Bosco Centre for Learning (DBCL), Fr Colbert da Silva and the Principal of St Joseph’s ITI, Amarr Prabhu, welcomed Ram Iyer, head of Customer Services of Tata Hitachi and his team. Mr Iyer and Fr da Silva later inaugurated the Tata Hitachi Center of Excellence by unveiling a plaque in the presence of other dignitaries present.

Tata Hitachi, a leader in the field of manufacturing and trading of earth moving and road equipment, is the 14th industry partner to have joined forces with St. Joseph’s ITI. The program will run for 65 days per group of 20 auto tech trainees. The institute’s instructors will be trained by the company. Phase one involves basic training at SJITI. The curriculum has been designed for cut sections of all machinery to be installed on the premises. Phase two is 20 days of on-the-job training (OJT) at the Tata Hitachi training facility in Dharwad, Karnataka. Candidates shall be looking into the service maintenance of earth moving vehicles.

Fr da Silva thanked the Tata Hitachi team for selecting St. Joseph’s as the first institution in the country to conduct this important skill training program. He assured the visitors that the students would excel and measure up to the company’s standards.

Mr Iyer then outlined the dreams and expectations of his company. He reassured participants that all the help and support that the institute would need would be given. He later replied to questions posed by students and urged them to keep upgrading themselves and to work hard. He also shared some of his mantras which have made him successful.

Raghavendra Kulkarni, head of the training academy, briefed the audience about the program. He made the trainees aware of possible career progression as well as the various training initiatives and opportunities available with Tata Hitachi. There would be joint certification and placements were assured for successful candidates.

Source: Don Bosco India


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