Yamaha Technical Training Centre, Chennai: First of its kind
The first India-Japan Institute of Manufacturing (JIM) is now up and running in Chennai Tamil Nadu, courtesy of India Yamaha Motor.
India’s first technical training institute under Yamaha and JIM is called the Yamaha Motor NTTF Training Centre (YNTC). This institute will focus on educating future ship floor leaders in the Japanese style of working and manufacturing.
JIM came into being as the result of collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India. It has created a space for skilled workforce in manufacturing factories across India. the institute was founded through a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) which was signed between India and Japan in Tokyo in November 2016. Because of this memorandum the Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) will be taught at the already existing engineering colleges. These will train more than 30,000 standard shop floor leaders and engineers in the next few years.
A screening process consisting of entrance test and counseling will be done for those who plan to seek admission at JIM. In the first academic year, 40 students in the age group of 18 to 21 will be admitted. In the four year program, they will cover 9 main topics such as: Quality Control, Motorcycle Assembly, Casting, Painting, Utility Techniques, Welding, Parts Control and Machining.
Indian Government’s Make in India and Skill India initiatives seem to have been recognized by the Government of Japan, and might be a major reason behind this initiative.