Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), largest automaker in the country has announced plans to take on an increased number of Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) freshers this year.
The company will absorb around 3,500 ITI freshers for workshops during 2016-17. Of these, 2,000 ITI students will be from the 100 it is with which the company has tied up while 1,500 students will be taken on from other ITIs.
MSIL commands a 47% share in domestic passenger vehicle segment and plans increased sales to the extent of 2 million vehicles by the year 2020. Increased sales and service networks and a host of new launches have pushed the company to take on added technicians from the Industrial Training Institutes across the country.
Maruti Suzuki adds around 200 new sales and service centers each year for which it needs about 6,000 added technicians. As on date, the company has 3,000 service stations employing 65,000 technicians and will have to double its trained manpower to achieve its target by 2020.
MSIL, in alliance with 100 ITIs offers training to students in the latest techniques of automotive repairs and maintenance. With investments to the tune of INR 20 lakhs, each of these ITIs are transformed into a model workshop offering sound training to students on assembly, maintenance and repairs of Maruti Suzuki cars.
Technicians are offered a monthly salary of INR 10,000 besides performance based incentives while 300 teachers at these ITIs are also trained by the company and are well versed with the latest techniques in the industry.