Ford India Opens ASSET Centre In Bangalore

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Focusing to create talented and skilled professionals for the automobile industry, Ford India inaugurated its second Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) Centre in collaboration with ITI Bangalore.

Through this initiative, the carmaker will set up a technical training centre within the premises of Loyola Private Industrial Training Centre in Bangalore to train students on Ford's technology as part of Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV) curriculum.

The ASSET centre in Bangalore was inaugurated by P.K. Umashankar, the Vice President for Customer Service Operations of Ford India. Rector Fr. Francis, S.J and Fr. John D'Souza from Loyola Group of Institutions along with Ford dealer dignitaries were also present at the event.

P.K. Umashankar said, "After the successful launch in Cochin, we are delighted to come to Bangalore. Working with Loyola Group, we are creating an asset that will not only help students with better growth and employment prospects but also the automobile industry with skilled workforce."

"We are going to expand to more cities and would like Ford ASSET centers to be the primary source of trained pool of technicians for Ford dealers across the country."

Ford's technical training collaboration will include Train-The-Trainer (TTT) sessions for institute lecturers as well.

The training center will ensure regular engagement for the students through special sessions from master technicians and in-house trainers organized by local dealership, Metro Ford.

Ford ASSET center will create platforms for learning and will focus on empowering the students with training and skills that will certify them to service Ford cars, which will make them eligible to work in the Ford service network across the country.

The ASSET training facility will be a tri-party initiative involving Ford, the dealer and the ITI.

Ford will provide the technical know-how and the reference aids along with trained instructors. The dealers will set up the ASSET technical training centre.

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 9:51 [IST]
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