India Yamaha Motor joins hand with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)

Yamaha joins hand with ASDC for affiliation of their courses running at ‘Yamaha Training School (YTS)’

New Delhi, 5th July 2017: India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. (IYM) recently joins hand with Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) for affiliation of their course running at Yamaha Training School. Yamaha is the first and only among the two-wheeler companies in India, with ASDC approved training program for “Automotive Service Technician” category under its CSR activity.

Taking forward YMIS’s 10 year vision, “Yamaha Training School” project was started to support the society in the field of education, employment and entrepreneurship under its CSR Project. Through Yamaha Training School technical training is imparted to underprivileged, school dropouts and less educated youngsters including girls, at fully equipped training centers and thus, ensures their employment at Yamaha network. They can also start their own service station by getting Yamaha’s certificate as well as financial support from the banks.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd said: “At present, there is a huge skills gap in the industry and a large number of youngsters are pushed towards unemployment due to lack of technical skills. This platform was envisaged to facilitate the economically weaker youngsters (Male and Female) to obtain job oriented technical training in two-wheeler repair and servicing that meets industry standards. With ASDC coming on board, Yamaha is hopeful of improving lives of many people by creating job opportunities for them. ”

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ravinder Singh, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd said: “The recognition comes as an added advantage to YTS students because the ASDC certificates issued to successful students are well recognized within automobile industry in India. The duration of the course is 10 Months, which meets specific industry requirement where successful candidates are awarded with NSQF 3 & NSQF 4 certification, along with this the students will get Bronze Certificate from Yamaha and the successful students will be placed at Yamaha Network. Yamaha will also support in setup of small workshop for brilliant and interested student in the batch and the interested students will get loan from Mudra Bank to become an entrepreneur.”

As on date, Yamaha has 31 operational YTS institutions Pan India and 6 are in pipeline. In 2017, Yamaha has planned on opening 15 additional Yamaha Training Schools, which will make the figures reach 52 by the end of 2017.

Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)

It is skill development council for the Automotive Sector, promoted by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations of India (FADA) and funded by the Government of India through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), is primarily engaged in the domain of skill development for the Automotive Sector, in the areas of conducting research related to skill development, developing training course curriculum & training modules, training the trainers, assessment and certification of trainers and students, in consultation with experts from the Automotive Industry and from Academics.

About Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd

Yamaha Motor made its initial foray into India in 1985 as a joint-venture. In August 2001, it became a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, (YMC), Japan. In 2008, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. entered into an agreement with YMC to become a joint-investor in India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM). YMC has established its wholly-owned subsidiary – Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. (YMIS) in India to independently support IYM in Sales & Marketing of its products.

Presently, YMIS supports IYM to market and sell its two-wheelers including: Sports models such as YZF-R15 version 2.0 (149 cc), YZF-R15S (149 cc); Blue-Core Technology enabled models such as FZ 25 (249 cc), FZ-S FI (Fuel-Injected, 149 cc), FZ FI (Fuel-Injected, 149 cc), Fazer FI (Fuel-Injected, 149 cc), SZ-RR version 2.0 (149 cc), Saluto (125 cc), Saluto RX(110 cc), Cygnus Ray-ZR(113 cc), Fascino (113 cc), Cygnus Alpha (113 cc), Cygnus Ray Z (113 cc); latest superbike MT-09 (847 cc) as well as imported models comprising of VMAX (1,679 cc), YZF-R1M (998 cc) and YZF-R1 (998 cc).