Automotive Skills Development Council Organises Annual Conclave 2023

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  • Approximately 20 million employees and technicians are currently linked to the industry: ASDC
  • ASDC has added 13 new courses focusing on emerging technologies and industry-demanded expertise

The Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) has recently hosted the Annual Conclave 2023 at The Grand Hotel in New Delhi. This year the theme was “Skilling – The Future Together.”

Government officials, CEOs, and representatives from both Indian and global automotive manufacturers were present at the conclave. These industry leaders highlighted the pivotal role of the automotive sector in India’s growth trajectory and the industry’s expectations from the skilling ecosystem.

Guest of Honour Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), highlighted the role of electric vehicles (EVs) and other technological advancements, emphasising the need for a flexible credit-based education system to prepare the workforce for the future. He underlined the significance of digital infrastructure and financial support for fostering innovation in the electric vehicle sector.

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The Conclave play a major role in educating India’s youth about the skills necessary to thrive in an ever-evolving job market, improve job productivity, increase employability, and prepare for future technological advancements. Industry experts united to share insights on building a robust skilling ecosystem by fostering collaborations with the industry and making skills an aspirational goal.

Vinod Aggarwal, President, ASDC, highlighted the annual updates of ASDC and the automotive sector’s indispensable role in the country’s GDP. He lauded the exceptional work undertaken by the ASDC team during the past year and emphasized the critical importance of industry investment in workforce development to enhance competence and Productivity in a rapidly evolving environment.

Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC, highlighted that this year’s Conclave featured enriching discussions with a specific focus on state-level skilling initiatives and adaptable models for states. Furthermore, the event aimed to foster engagement with the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) ecosystem at the state level.

The discussions at the ASDC Annual Conclave revolved around the strategies and approaches that automotive organisations should adopt to thrive in a rapidly changing environment while emphasising the significance of leadership, collaboration, and workforce development.

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Nitisha Dubey
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