Maruti Suzuki as part of its CSR activities, has been training drivers and giving technical education to ITI students. Now, the India's leading car manufacturer has announced that along with the Gujarat Government, it has trained 10,000 tribal youths at the ‘All Gujarat Institute of Driving, Technical Training and Research (AGIDTTR) located at Waghodia, Gujarat. The AGIDTTR was set up in 2009, and was opened in collaboration between the Ministry of Tribal Development (Gujarat) and Maruti Suzuki. The prime focus of the training institute is to boost the employment for tribal youth through the driving training programme modules on Light motor vehicles (LMV,) Heavy motor vehicles (HMV) and newly introduced Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), HMV buses and forklifts.The AGIDTTR campus is set up on a 25-acre land, which includes the main building, workshop, hostel and the training track. It is a residential institute that provides driving training along with skills including English speaking, teamwork and personality developments at free of cost.
The AGIDTTR campus is set up on a 25-acre land, which includes the main building, workshop, hostel and the training track. It is a residential institute that provides driving training along with skills including English speaking, teamwork and personality developments at free of cost.
Speaking on the occasion, R S Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said,“Our objective is to make the students employment-ready through driving training and soft skills, and help them get suitable employment. These youth have shown tremendous enthusiasm in improving their quality of life. With support from the state government the institute has witnessed an increase in enrollment as compared to same time last year. We are optimistic on sustaining the momentum and providing the youth with opportunities through more such establishments.”
Apart from the current courses, the company has added a new course in the training programme on Light Commercial Vehicles( LCV) module, the training will be done on the Maruti Suzuki Super Carry LCV. The LCV module will benefits the students in fields such as cargo handling, transportation of cargo and safety precautions in the transportation of cargo.
Since 2009,the AGIDTTR has enrolled 9,043 students out of which 6,023 have been placed in sectors like pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, auto manufacturers and telecommunications.