The automobile sector keeps observing the introduction of newer technology, innovations and advancements, frequently. These upgradations take place not only at the level of the final product (eg. Hybrid cars) but also at the level of manufacturing processes (eg. incorporation of AI and IoT). Being highly dynamic, the industry offers thriving yet stable career opportunities to the youth of the nation. If you are also an automobile enthusiast and want to build a career in this thriving industry, PMKVY (Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojana) can help you.
PMKVY is the flagship scheme launched by the Government of India to promote industry-relevant skill training and increase employment opportunities in the nation. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) implemented the programme to encourage the youth to hone their skills by taking up vocational courses or training programmes and secure a promising livelihood. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme was introduced, which enables individuals with prior skills or learning experience to get assessed and receive recognised certification. In other words, if an individual is already practising a profession but has not received the required educational qualification or certification, he/she can take the assessment test and get certified. This recognition will further allow them to apply for senior job profiles, work with better employers and achieve massive career advancements.
PMKVY is associated with different Sector Skill Councils that aim at providing industry-specific training programmes and related mentorship to the aspirants. Automotive Skills Development Council is the first Sector Skill Council of India and is promoted by SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India) and FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations). It has affiliated training partners and assessment partners to train, conduct assessment and provide certification to the aspiring candidates. The training and skill development programmes, like Automotive Sales Training Programmes, offered by ASDC include hands-on training, comprehensive assessment and on-the-job employment opportunities to ensure certification and occupation standards across the nation. ASDC also organises job melas (placement drives) to offer aspirants better employment opportunities.
Additionally, under the NAPS (National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme), PMKVY encourages industry giants and employers to hire interns and provide them with relevant training. Thus, if you are aiming to secure an automotive job, contact ASDC or check their website to get a step closer to a rewarding career opportunity. Also, note that the skill development training programmes offered by ASDC are short-term and have only a nominal fee. So, you need not undergo an extensive learning or training programme to achieve your dream of an automotive job. Simply, choose your desired sub-domain of the automotive industry, take up a training programme offered by ASDC and earn a better livelihood.