India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. today marked the inauguration of its Yamaha Training School (YTS) at the premises of St Soldier Group of Institutions, Jalandhar in Punjab. St. Soldier Yamaha Training School inaugurated by Mr. Takayuki Ogomori General Manager, Yamaha Motor India Sales (P) Ltd and Mr. Anil Chopra Chairman of St. Soldier Group of Institutions in the presence of Mr. Girish Masur Naik, Zonal Service Manager Yamaha Motor India Sales (P) Ltd., Mrs.Sangeeta Chopra, Vice Chairperson, St. Soldier Group of Institutions, Prof. Manhar Arora Managing Director and Dr. SPS Matiana, Director St. Soldier Polytechnic College. Yamaha and St Soldier Group of Institutions, Jalandhar jointly aims to create a ‘Centre of Excellence’ where youngsters will receive two-wheeler technical training that will enable them to become expert two-wheeler technicians. Thereafter, they could be employed gainfully at Yamaha dealerships to offer productive contributions to the society. Technical experts from Yamaha are conducting the YTS program on behalf of India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. St. Soldier Yamaha Training School has a setup of state of the art workshops and classrooms where students will be trained on real Yamaha Motors cycles and Scooters.
Speaking on the occasion Anil Chopra said: “It is a great initiative of Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd and St. Soldier Group of Institutions where Academia and Industry have come together in real sense to skill the youngsters in the automobile sector.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said: “As a socially responsible company, Yamaha will always support new generation by providing technical education and facilitating employment or entrepreneurship. Technical knowhow and entrepreneurial skills in younger generations will play a vital role in retaining the country’s growth as India is becoming an economic powerhouse. Technical training at YTS will empower them with self-perpetuating certainty as after completion of the course, they can take up technical jobs in automobile sector or choose entrepreneurship.”
Commenting at the event, Mr. Ravinder Singh, Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. said: “Yamaha’s way to future is laid on social responsibilities, to empower relatively indigent youngsters of the society by creating opportunities of employment. Since 2013, Yamaha Technical Schools (YTSs) have rigorously manifested collaborations with various institutions across the country to offer technical education and generate employment for the young students who are otherwise hard pressed by circumstances to give up education. Till 2016, more than 300 students (including females) were trained and facilitated employment at Yamaha dealerships. The inauguration of the 29 th YTS with St Soldier Group of Institutions, Jalandhar in Punjab will help the deserving students to find employment in the automobile sector after the course on technical training.”
He further added, “Yamaha has also signed a MoU with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India in 2015 under which certification will be provided by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) – which is a national recognition for such endeavors and are in sync with the national agendas like ‘Skill India’ and ‘Make in India’. Yamaha is the first and only two-wheeler manufacturer to offer this unique course certified by the Government of India.”