As per a MoU signed between Hyundai Motor India Foundation and the Management Committee of Government ITI, Ulundurpet, a state-of-the-art training centre “Automobile Servicing Training Centre” has been set up and inaugurated within the institute’s premises. There are plans to establish ten more Automobile Servicing Training Centres at various ITI’s across Tamil Nadu this year, through Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL).
Mr. C. Ravichandran, Joint Director, Directorate of Employment & Training, inaugurated the training centre, in the presence of Mr. BW Ryu, Executive Director, Administration - Hyundai Motor India Limited. Mr. Ryu donated a Hyundai Eon to Mr. Arumugam, Principal, ITI Ulundurpet for training purposes. The course content of the training centre will be a part of the syllabus of Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) trade. Through this new syllabus MMV trade trainees will get exposure to modern automobile technology, thereby increasing their chances of employability and better career prospects.
Mr. R Sethuraman, Trustee, HMIF and Chairman of the Institute Management Committee, welcoming the gathering said: “HMIF has been associated with this institute since 2008. In the last 5 years, we have renovated the facilities and ensured professional management of the institute. We have constructed a hostel which can house 100 students and improved other facilities like internal roads, lighting, provided learning kits etc for a wholistic development. Some of our engineers have been empanelled to conduct theory and practical classes on an ongoing basis to facilitate real time interactions with working professionals. We believe that this association has kept students abreast of the latest developments in the industry and will help in the long run.”
Mr. BW Ryu, ED-Administration, HMIL said “HMIF’s philosophy is to bring sustainable benefits to society through empowerment and real time training. Partnerships such as these help in increasing employability of graduates.” The Hyundai Motor India Foundation has invested up to Rs. 1 crore till date to upgrade this ITI. This is one of HMIF’s many other education initiatives taken such as assisting young rural girls through nursing assistant course, lab kits and computers to schools, providing learning aids, donating used cars and engines to colleges for research purposes. Mr. Subbaiah, Regional Joint Director, Trichy, members of the Institute Management Committee, students and instructors of the ITI participated in the function.