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Maruti Suzuki to set up automobile skill enhancement centres

New Delhi: Passenger vehicle major Maruti Suzuki on Thursday said that it will set up automobile skill enhancement centres (ASECs) across 15 government-run Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across 11 states in the next three months.

The first of these ASECs was inaugurated by Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Maruti Suzuki, at ITI Nizamuddin in New Delhi on Thursday.

“In all, the company will spend Rs 60 million on these 15 ASECs, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR). Around 600 students are expected to benefit from these ASECs, annually,” the company said in a statement.

According to the passenger vehicles major, these ASECs will be a part of the company’s skill development initiative under its CSR.

“Each ASEC will be equipped with a state-of-the-art workshop to provide practical training in automobile service and repair to students. The workshops will be equipped with modern-day service tools and equipment, and latest Maruti Suzuki vehicles,” the statement said.

“The company will appoint full-time trainers. It will arrange training for the existing ITI teachers on latest technology and equipment.”

In recent years, the passenger vehicle major has partnered with 110 government ITIs across the country to impart training in automobile service and repair.

IANS