CSR initiative: Mercedes-Benz India donated cars to Government Polytechnic

CSR initiative Mercedes-Benz India donated cars to Government Polytechnic  (1)

Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India handing over the training car to Prof P.V. Sarode, Regional Director, Technical Education & Principal, Govt. Polytechnic, Pune

Pune. 11 December 2014: Mercedes-Benz India has decided to further strengthen its Advanced Mechatronics course in Pune and Aurangabad as a commitment to its ‘Year of Excellence’. The company will be donating one latest car for training and latest Star Diagnosis unit each to Government Polytechnic, Pune and Government Polytechnic, Aurangabad under its CSR (Corporate social responsibility) initiative to ensure a continued successful running of the course.

The partnership of MBIL with Government Polytechnic is a milestone on the path towards modernization, practical relevance and flexibility of vocational education and training in India. The exchange of knowledge from Mercedes-Benz allows students to gauge and learn key competencies which are necessary to adapt to the fast changing industrial requirements.

Speaking on the occasion, Eberhard Kern, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, “The Advanced Mechatronics course by Mercedes-Benz has been designed keeping in mind the increasing complexity of the technical processes which demands a workforce that has expertise in mechanical, electronic and informatics skills as well as in other modern automation technologies. Apart from these skills, the workforce will also develop their interpersonal skills through the programme.”

“The unique aspect of the partnership is the continuous involvement of Mercedes-Benz in the planning of the syllabus on modern automotive technology, supply of Mercedes-Benz cars for training purposes, training of lecturers and supply of technical tools and equipment to the students. As a part of our CSR initiatives and our continued support to the Advanced Mechatronics training course, we are donating a third Mercedes-Benz car to Government Polytechnic Pune and a second car to Government Polytechnic Aurangabad. We will also be handing over highly sophisticated, state-of-the-art Star Diagnosis equipment to the centers conducting the Advanced Mechatronics course” he added.

The Advanced Mechatronics course designed by Mercedes-Benz is a first-of-its kind initiative in India designed specifically to address the growing need for skilled resources in Automotive Technology. It is being run by three Government Polytechnics in Pune and Aurangabad since 2006 and 2009 respectively and was later introduced at Government Engineering College Trivandrum (GECBH) in 2013. This programme will
provide employability in the areas of Production, Maintenance, Planning, Quality Assurance, Research and Development.

CSR initiative Mercedes-Benz India donated cars to Government Polytechnic  (2)

Eberhard Kern, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India India handing over the training car to Mahesh Shivankar, Regional Director, Technical Education, Aurangabad & Prashant Pattalwar, Principal, Govt. Polytechnic, Aurangabad



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