Pune: Volkswagen India was recently awarded with a certificate of appreciation for the initiatives undertaken for advancement of the Government ITI in Pimpri, Chinchwad. The felicitation function was held to recognize the continuous support and investment corporates like Volkswagen India were making to impart skill and improve employability of youth in the state. Volkswagen has always been at the forefront when it comes to contributing to the overall development of the environment and community it operates in. The certificate of appreciation was presented to Volkswagen India by Hon’ble Governor, Mr. C Vidyasagar Rao in the presence of the Minister for Skill Development and other dignitaries.
Speaking of the recognition, Mr. Gurpratap Boparai, Managing Director, Volkswagen India said, “We are privileged to be felicitated by the Government of Maharashtra as one of the active corporate participants working towards upgrading the governments ITI (industrial Training Institute) in Pune district. Volkswagen is committed towards Government’s skill development initiative and is continuously taking steps towards making ITI students’ future ready and employable.” He added, “Volkswagen India has been actively contributing to the development of the communities through different initiatives like enabling education, supporting access to healthcare and promoting environmental conservation. Over the years, this vision and determination has enabled us to touch thousands of lives, contribute actively towards the betterment of society”.
Such initiatives help improve the employability of the students graduating from ITI and who are willing to work in manufacturing sector. Through such programs, the students get exposed to actual work environments and gain practical knowledge. Volkswagen is committed towards improving the quality of education and has tied up with various institutes across the country to develop course modules that are in sync with the requirement at the shop floor in the auto industry.