This training centre, in its first year of operation, aims to train 120 youth annually in 6 batches as auto mechanics and thereafter place them in HMSIL Sale and Service Centres managed by distributors. These training centre’s are designed to offer a variety of courses to match local job market, varying levels of school education, parental expectations, and aspirations of candidates.
While speaking at the inaugural ceremony Mr. Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Advisor Customer Service, Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India said “For Honda, Service is at the forefront & this initiative in collaboration with SNS Foundation is another step in this direction. We wish all the very best to all trainees & look forward to their association with Honda”
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSIL) is the technical / knowledge partner in this initiative SNS Foundation's centre’s will evolve as multi-stakeholder partnerships, with each agency harnessed to collectively synergise their key strengths for the larger goal of preparing youth for job readiness.
Mr Deepak Chopra, CEO Anand Automotive said “Partnering is our core value & The SNSF - Honda venture replicates Anand's spirit of partnership, we are glad to have this association with Honda since it is also one of our esteemed customers. We are proud to have 3 decades of social contribution by our CSR wing - SNS Foundation, it has done exceptionally well in the field of creating livelihood opportunities.”
In designing the courses all efforts are focused on enhancing employability of young people above 18 yrs, both men and women.
Ms Indira Varadarajan, Director SNSF said “Multiple skills training courses conducted under one roof with co-funding support allows for minimising running costs such as rental, imparting common courses such as soft and life skills, financial literacy, spoken English, IT skills. Partnership with the American India Foundation (AIF) has made it possible to ensure appropriate soft-skills training / workplace readiness of the trained youth under AIF's nationwide programme MAST- an acronym for Market Aligned Skills Training”.
“Trainees associated with this programme must take this opportunity as a matter of great pride, as Honda is a highly reputed global name”. further added Mr Chopra
SNSF's gender inclusive approach ensures equal opportunities for skills development of the youth. The Group's contribution to socially relevant activities for resource poor individuals is further strengthened through the Group's apex body the Deep.C. Anand Foundation, the key sponsors of industry-
About SNS Foundation (SNSF),
SNS Foundation (SNSF) the CSR wing of Anand Automotive Limited, leading manufacturers of automotive components and parts in the country, has come forward with its more than two decades of professional experience in implementing initiatives in the fields of Livelihood linked Skill Development, Education, Health and Women Empowerment. Annually across all locations in the country, SNSF trains close to 6000 girls and women in skills such as Beauty Care, Para Nursing, Apparel Construction and Designing.