Ministry of Skill Development and Maruti Suzuki enter into an agreement to support Skill India in automobile industry
For skill training and enhancement of shop floor workforceMaruti Suzuki India plans to help set up skill training and enhancement centres at its over 400 vendors by 2020. These skill training facilities, christened DOJO centres, are training grounds for fresh workmen and re]skilling for existing workforce. DOJO centres replicate exact working conditions as inside a shop floor, so that the worker feels at ease when he joins work after his training.
The word DOJO means ea place of the wayf in Japanese. In other words, DOJO is a place to train in martial arts. In manufacturing parlance, a DOJO centre serves as a workshop that helps in skilling, re]skilling and right skilling workers. These centres help to acclimatize professionals and thoroughly preparing them, especially new workforce before they join work on the shop floor at manufacturing plants.
Maruti Suzuki has institutionalised the DOJO Centre facilities. The Company helps with the concept, while the partners make the investment towards setting up of the skill training and enhancement facility. Ideally, a new worker is trained for upto 2]weeks before he joins the shop floor. An assessment test is conducted at the end of the training, and only qualified workers are sent to the shop floor.
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