Mercedes Benz has introduced an industry focused unique EV module in its highly popular Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) course. The automaker is committed towards developing the future talent pool in the country thereby making them industry ready, through its academic upskilling initiatives. Furthermore, Mercedes Benz’s EV module has been introduced at the Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS Women’s College)in Pune. This has been done to promote diversity and equal opportunity for women in the auto industry. Talking about the EV module for Advanced Mechatronics course, it was rolled out by Martin Schwenk, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Mr. Shekhar Bhide, Vice-President, Customer Services, Mercedes-Benz India, Dr. Madhuri Khambete, Principal, Cummins College of Engineering and Mr. Rajendra Jog, Trustee, MKSSS.
“Electric is the future and it is imperative that we drive ahead with upskilling and re-skilling initiatives for our talent pool, making them industry ready and creating a robust e-mobility ecosystem. The new EV module of the ADAM course leverages Mercedes-Benz’s global expertise to impart world-class training to our young generation, aspiring for an automotive career. There is a need for the present academic curriculums to be in sync with the rapid transition and evolving requirements of the Indian EV Industry. With the introduction of the EV module, we are addressing this specific requirement and will help create a pool of young talents, who will be instrumental in supporting the transition to e-mobility. Our continued association with MKSSS, Pune is a testament to our commitment to promote a culture of diversity that offers equal opportunities to young aspirants to excel in the field of automotive mechatronics. We are confident that the inclusion of the EV module will be beneficial, making their skillset highly sought after for the emerging requirements of the automotive industry,” as commented by Martin Schwenk, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India.
The EV module is going to be a part of a 12-month Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) course. This is a unique public-private partnership initiative that is further aimed to upskill students with the latest technological advancements. The course will be split into subtopics. It has been designed in a way that it will impart a holistic understanding of the latest cutting-edge EV technology at par with global industry standards. Besides this, the module will impart knowledge about the advanced level of systems in the vehicle, awareness about the HV System & its measurements, along with personal & vehicle safety. It will also provide an opportunity for the students to get hands-on practical expertise in EV technologies.
“We are delighted that the first EV Module in an ADAM course is introduced at MKSSS. As the automotive industry is witnessing a demand for EV-trained workforce, this module will provide our students with an edge over competition and create good career opportunities. Since its inception in 2018, the ADAM course at MKSSS has met with unparalleled success among the women in our institute who are keen on making a career in the automobile industry. In fact, in the last two years, we have achieved 100% placement offers before the completion of the course. The hands-on, practical training experience has proved to be a boon for their learning as well as job prospects,” as commented by Dr. P.V.S. Shastry, Secretary of MKSSS.
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