Hero Electric partners with DSEU for a skill development program in the EV segment

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New Delhi : Hero Electric, India’s largest electric two-wheeler company, collaborates with Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) and WRI India to train its ‘Diploma in Automobile Engineering program students. DSEU is a State University incorporated under Indian law and WRI India is a research think tank that provides objective information and practical solutions to foster environmentally sound and socially equitable development. Under the partnership, Hero Electric will provide internships and placements to the students upon completion of this technical course.

 

This co-created program will provide a world-class learning experience in the electric mobility industry and jointly certify students on course completion. The program will cover numerous aspects of EVs through an in-depth curriculum and exposure. Furthermore, Hero Electric will assign a technical expert to facilitate the Curriculum Advisory Group (CAG) formed by DSEU by leveraging the company’s expertise and supporting DSEU’s strategy of providing seamless education to students.

 

Additionally, there will be selected Hero Electric employees as guest lecturers for three pieces of training sessions every semester. This unique pedagogy will allow the students to stay updated on the latest trends and practices in the industry. Hero Electric will also be creating and updating the curriculum regularly through a structured evaluation mechanism that will include both the theoretical and practical components of the Basic and Advanced Module. The e2W brand will assist in creating physical and digital instruction and educational material to improvise the course. WRI India is the knowledge partner for the program and will offer research, monitoring, and evaluation support.

 

Mr. Manu Sharma, HR Head Hero Electric said, “The EV Mechanics training program is a great initiative that brings together academia, Government, industry think tanks to skill individuals for EVs. This move will strengthen India’s presence in the segment by making it a global hub for Electric mobility. We are confident and committed to the success of the program.”

 

Shri Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson, DDC Delhi, said, “The EV mechanics training program is the first of a series of short and long-term courses to be launched by Delhi Government to become the training hub of the EV workforce in India. The program has laid the foundation for the creation of thousands of green jobs in Delhi. Rolling out this much-needed training program fulfils two major priorities of the Delhi Government i.e. creating a skilled and trained workforce as envisioned in its Rozgar budget 2022-23 as well as achieving CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal’s vision of making Delhi the EV capital of India. The upcoming training program collaboratively developed by DSEU with industry stakeholders will create an industry-ready workforce to support the multifaceted and expeditiously growing EV ecosystem in Delhi.”

 

Prof. Neharika Vohra, Vice Chancellor, DSEU, said, “The tripartite agreement signed today is a result of the Delhi Government’s approach of forging partnerships among policymakers, academia, and industry to fill the existing and upcoming gaps in skill training in areas of emerging technologies. EV mechanics training program will be informed by evidence-based automotive best practices globally and is another step by DSEU to create adaptive skilling and education programs to enable access to aspirational jobs. The industry should also ensure they pay the skilled work.”

 

It will also facilitate visits to industrial settlements and help organize workshops and seminars to impart on-ground practical knowledge. Moreover, Hero Electric will help set up ‘EV laboratories’ inside the DSEU campus that will be equipped with the necessary equipment to impart practical hands-on training required by the program. The collaboration between DSEU and Hero Electric will push new frontiers in the EV industry and open new avenues and job opportunities in the developing field of electric mobility.

 

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