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Honda 2Wheelers India inaugurates its 2nd Skill Enhancement Centre in Odisha


Honda 2Wheelers India inaugurates its 2nd Skill Enhancement Centre in Odisha


· With new Balasore centre, Honda Skill Enhancement Centres now at 47 across 19 states

· Equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities, centre to provide practical training on two-wheelers maintenance & repair


Balasore, December 16, 2021: Committed to Skill India Mission, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) inaugurated its 2nd Skill Enhancement Centre in Odisha in collaboration with Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Balasore. The new centre operational will empower local youth with job-oriented technical skill training in the city.


The inauguration was held in the august presence of Ms. Y. Yogamaya (Lecturer, E&TC Engineering, G.P Balasore), Mr. Pankaj Kumar Agrawal (Assistant General Manager, Regional Office East Customer Service, HMSI), Mr. Rahul Sharan (Senior Manager - Skill Enhancement, Customer Service Technology & Customer Relations, HMSI) and other dignitaries from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.


On this occasion, Mr Pradeep Pandey, Senior Vice President - Customer Service, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Fulfilling our commitment to up-skill local youth and enhance their employability, we are proactively supporting the Skill India Mission to empower Indian youth. The BS-VI emission norms have raised the demand of skilled technical manpower in the automobile sector. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students could not get hands on practical training. HMSI’s second Skill Enhancement Centre in Odisha at Balasore will provide improved facility to recoup for the practical training while ensuring all safety protocols. Further, we will continue to inaugurate more centres in other parts of the country.”

HMSI’s Skill Enhancement Centre at ITI Balasore has a fully functional workshop with two-wheelers and service infrastructure to give practical training to students on technical aspects of two-wheelers maintenance and repair. On completion of the training program, HMSI will also support with recruitment opportunities to successful candidates at HMSI dealerships.


HMSI’s CSR commitment towards Skill India Mission

Fulfilling its corporate social responsibility, HMSI has taken several initiatives in the direction of Skill Development. In order to bridge the gap between requirement and availability of trained manpower in the automotive sector, HMSI is setting up Skill Enhancement Centres across India. Currently, HMSI operates 47 skill enhancement centres across 19 states in India. These include Odisha (Balasore and Cuttack), Punjab (Ropar, Bathinda and Patiala), Rajasthan (Kota & Jodhpur) Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur, Meerut & Prayagraj), Madhya Pradesh (Khargone, Satna, Jabalpur, Bhopal & Ratlam), Bihar (Patna), Telangana (Hyderabad & Sircilla), Karnataka (Mysuru & Mangalore), Kerala (Palakkad & Kozhikode), Uttarakhand (Dehradun), West Bengal (Kolkata & Asansol), Haryana (Panipat, Rohtak & Gurugram), Gujarat (Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Sarkhej, Ankleshwar & Vadodara), Delhi-NCR (Jaffarpur & Nandnagri), Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Madurai and Sivagangai), Chhattisgarh (Bhilai), Maharashtra (Amravati, Pune, Nasik, Dhule & Palgadh) and Andhra Pradesh (Vizag & Tirupati), Assam (Guwahati) benefiting over 3,000 students.

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