Mahindra employee wins Accolades at World Skill Competition


Sachin Narale wins ‘Medallion of Excellence’ and Best of Nation’ title at the Finals in São Paulo, Brazil 

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), India’s leading SUV manufacturer and a part of the US $16.9 billion Mahindra Group, won accolades at the recently concluded 43rd edition of the World Skill Competition (WSC) held in São Paulo, Brazil. Sachin Narale, working in the Maintenance- BIW (Body in White) department at Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Limited, Chakan, Pune, won the ‘Medallion of Excellence’ and the ‘Best of Nation’ titles at the event. He was ranked 7th amongst the 38 participants from across the globe in the Welding category.

The World Skill Competition (WSC), considered as the Olympics for Skills, is held every two years and is the biggest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world. This year, the event was held between 11th and 16th August in São Paulo, Brazil.

Commenting on this achievement, Rajeshwar Tripathi, Chief People Officer, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. said, “We are extremely proud of Sachin Narale who has brought this unique honour for our country. We at Mahindra constantly strive to improve the skills of our workforce and nurture talent to produce the best-in-class products. Aligned with the World Skill competition, the Mahindra team at AFS started this journey of skill building to enhance its manufacturing skill standards to enable it to compete successfully at a global level and eventually bring India to the forefront of Global Automotive Skills. We are hopeful that through this program we will win many similar accolades for our country in the coming years”.

Sachin joined Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Limited (MVML) in 2012 and his skills were identified through the Mahindra Skill Excellence (MSE) program. Following plant level competitions, his journey towards excellence started in 2013 with preparation for the CII Regional Work Skill competition held in Mumbai and at the National level in Bengaluru. The qualification process for the World Skill Competition required Sachin to compete nationally and emerge as the best among his peers. Following his selection and rigorous training, Sachin demonstrated impeccable technical abilities, both individually and collectively to execute the tasks given at the World Skill Competition. Out of the 8 medals of excellence winners from India, Sachin scored 79.8%, making him the highest scorer from India. He also received the Best of Nation award.

Mahindra Skill Excellence (MSE) was launched with 5 core manufacturing skills viz., Painting, Welding, CNC Machining, Assembly and Engine Diagnostics in FY15. Plant level competitions are organized from which top winners from each skill are selected for specific skill up-gradation training. After completing their training, these plant winners compete amongst themselves at the AFS level competition. The top three winners at AFS level in each of the skills are felicitated during the Annual event. The Mahindra Skill League will help deliver on the promise of Quality Crusade and at the same time develop a proficient automotive skill ecosystem in the country.

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