Hyundai India Motor Foundation has inaugurated an ‘Automobile Servicing Training Centre’ today, 10th July 2013, at the Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Ulundurpet in Tamilnadu. The managing committee of this institute and Hyundai Motor India Foundation had signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) to set up a fully competent training centre in their premises. Hyundai has also announced that it will set up 10 of its training centres in various ITI all over Tamilnadu.
Hyundai received a great response from the Indian market. In order to return the favour and show gratitude towards the society here, Hyundai started the Hyundai India Motor Foundation ( HMIF) in the year 2006. Hyundai wanted to establish CSR (corporate Social Responsibility) in areas like education, training, health, environment, safety on roads, technology, science etc. HMIF receives money from HMIL (Hyundai Motor India Limited) to perform its social activities. HMIL gives Rs 100 for every car that is sold in the domestic market to HMIF.
At the institute, this training centre will prepare content that will be incorporated in the syllabus of Motor Mechanic Vehicle trade. With this new syllabus the trainees will have better chances in seeking employment due to being in close proximity with the latest technology and trends.
The centre was inaugurated by Joint Director of Directorate of Employment and Training, Mr C Ravichandran. Executive Director of HMIL, Mr. BW Ryu was also present at the time of inauguration. The principal of ITI Ulundurpet, Mr. Arumugam, was donated a Hyundai Eon by Mr Ryu which could be used for the purpose of training the students.
The gathering was addressed by the Trustee of HMIF and Chairperson of the Institute Management Committee, Mr. R Sethuraman. He said that “HMIF has been associated with this institute since 2008. In the last 5 years, we have renovated the facilities and ensured professional management of the institute. We have constructed a hostel which can house 100 students and improved other facilities like internal roads, lighting, provided learning kits etc for a wholistic development. Some of our engineers have been empanelled to conduct theory and practical classes on an ongoing basis to facilitate real time interactions with working professionals. We believe that this association has kept students abreast of the latest developments in the industry and will help in the long run.”
Mr Ryu also expressed his views saying that “HMIF’s philosophy is to bring sustainable benefits to society through empowerment and real time training. Partnerships such as these help in increasing employability of graduates.”
HMIF has been actively working in the field of education. It has invested a total of Rs 1 crore in ITI Ulundurpet till now. Other social activities of HMIF include providing learning resources, laboratory kits and computers to various schools, empowerment of rural girls through various nursing courses etc. It also donates to the colleges, engines and used cars which could be utilized for training and research purposes.