Upgradation of ITI in PPP mode:

Upgrade ITI into “Centre of Excellence”

Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd. has been associated with ITI Nagina in many ways, since a long time. This partnership entered a new phase when a MoU was signed in 2008 between Government of Haryana and Subros Ltd. to upgrade ITIs.

The shared objective is to “Develop ITI into an Institute which creates skilled technical hands with high degree of employability”.

ITI is benchmarked against the most prestigious technical training institutes of India – Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), Bangalore and Bosch Vocational Centre, Bangalore.

An Institute Managing Committee (IMC) has been constituted which provides a structured leadership and guidance for the institute. The IMC is headed by honorable Divisional Commissioner of Gurgaon and is supported by a team of senior representatives from the Bureaucracy. As a partner, Maruti Suzuki is represented on the IMC by a Top Management (Board Level) officer. The IMC periodically reviews the working and suggests improvement in training processes.

Sona Koyo has deputed a dedicated team headed by a Deputy General Manager (an engineer himself) to work on ITI Upgradation project. The team works in close coordination with ITI administration to provide a good learning environment for holistic training and overall development of trainees.

To provide quality education to children, a well equipped and good infrastructure along with well informed, motivated faculty is crucial. Areas like course curriculum, faculty development and educational infrastructure have been identified as key areas of improvement.

Educational infrastructure– The basic infrastructure including classroom furniture, electrical panels and machines in the workshop have been revamped. Modern audio-visual teaching aids and computers have been added. The institute has a well stocked library-cum-reading room.

Faculty Development– The ITI faculty is given a first hand experience about the automobile industry through MSIL Plant visits. While emphasis is given on enhancing the technical knowledge of faculty, training on teaching skills and behavioral training is also part of the training module. Many of the faculty members even visited NTTF Bangalore to undergo training at their campus.

Training activities– A lot of focus is being given on the overall development of trainees so that they are better prepared for the industry. Basic Safety, Quality, IT education, Personality development and safe driving are part of their training at ITI. The training programs are designed to increase their confidence level and enhance overall personality. Sona Koyo employees volunteer to take active part in imparting training to ITI trainees.

One of the successful initiatives is the concept of ‘Rope-in and Rope-out’. Rope-in is an induction session for new trainees’ where communication skills and team skills are challenged. Rope-out is a training program under which the final year trainees are prepared for the industry as professionals. Self grooming, discipline and motivation form a part of this program.