NSDC signs MoU with Renault-Nissan Alliance in India to upskill workforce for future technologies

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DELHI, India (January 29, 2019) – In line with the strategy for India, Renault-Nissan Alliance India has signed a memorandum of understanding with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train its workforce in the Alliance plant in Chennai for future technologies. Through this partnership, NSDC will assist the Renault-Nissan workforce develop competency standards in emerging automotive manufacturing technologies. In addition:

· Renault-Nissan Alliance will customise an engagement and skilling action plan along with NSDC’s network for program design, development and employment sustainability from the demand side

· Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide support through onsite labs, training, mentorship, internship and / or participation of expert domains

· Mobilize Renault-Nissan Alliance workforce and advocate for upskilling and reskilling through dual TVET and apprenticeship

· Lead and conduct seminars, workshops, technical task forces etc. to identify and propagate industry relevant technology, knowledge and skill to support the National Skill Development Mission

· The first year of partnership aims to get 10% of employees trained to be able to support the growth and expansion plans of Renault-Nissan Alliance in India

Talking about the initiative Mr. 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 the sectoral growth. We look forward to a successful collaboration with the Alliance in India to achieve the envisioned milestones.

Commenting on the partnership Jayakumar David, HR Director at Renault-Nissan Alliance India said “The automotive industry in India is changing rapidly and the customers are looking for the next-generation technology-driven experiences. Cars and mobility solutions will change more in the next ten years, than in the last half century. The Renault Nissan Alliance aims to lead this evolution in India. 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.”

Since 2010 the Alliance has invested 61 billion INR in India and continues to focus on the Indian market by working with its Alliance partners to further develop its engineering, research and development and manufacturing operations in India. The Alliance’s plant in Chennai is a global manufacturing hub exporting to 106 countries.