ASDC and GIZ India launch innovative EV Technician course

ASDC and GIZ India launch innovative EV Technician course

Teaming up with the German development folks from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the go-to skill hub under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, is excited to introduce a game-changing Electric Vehicle (EV) technician course.

According to the organization, the course is specifically created for ITI (Industrial Training Institute) graduates and intends to give them the skills they need to succeed in the rapidly developing industry of electric vehicles.

Rodney Reviere, Project Head IGVET – GIZ India, presided over the Wednesday opening ceremony at the AMASS Skill Centre in Gurugram. The curriculum of this 2.5-month program is in line with the National Skill Qualification Framework and is part of a larger upskilling drive. 

Internationally recognized training will be provided to students, with a focus on practical, hands-on learning.

Every batch of students will receive training from ASDC and GIZ India, and they will be recruited through Skill Development & ITI-affiliated centers.

Vinkesh Gulati, VP, ASDC, said, “The increasing focus on electric vehicles in India, stating, ‘ASDC offers training programs in various areas of the EV industry, including manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and charging infrastructure. All QPs provide hands-on training and practical experience, preparing technicians including soft skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving, which are essential for success in the industry.’

“The EV sector has generated a remarkable upswing in the demand for proficient individuals, spanning from engineers and designers to technicians and maintenance personnel. In the ever-evolving landscape of the electric vehicle (EV) industry, one of the key outcomes of skill development is the significant creation of new job opportunities,” Gulati said.

Reviere, Project Head IGVET – GIZ India, said, “Growing consumer awareness about the importance of eco-friendly transport and the long-term cost-effectiveness of EV ownership are catalysts for EV adoption. As the industry expands, more jobs are being created, necessitating a workforce capable of keeping pace with evolving technology.”

Highlighting the role of skill development in improving the quality of EVs, Rodney added, “With the right skills, engineers and designers can create more efficient, durable, and safer EVs. Skilled technicians and maintenance workers ensure these EVs remain in excellent working condition, enhancing the overall customer experience.”

“Installing and maintaining charging stations, battery storage systems, and other EV infrastructure components demand skilled workers. Skilled professionals are crucial for correct installation and maintenance, minimizing downtime and ensuring smooth infrastructure operations,” he said.

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