GoMechanic and iACE join hands for automotive skills development – ET Auto

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The collaboration, reflects on the commitment of Government of India by supporting the skilling ecosystem to shape into a skilled and adaptive automotive workforce capable of meeting the challenges of the industry’s future.

New Delhi: GoMechanic, in an initiative aimed at advancing automotive skill development, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Automobile Centre of Excellence (iACE). iACE, is a joint initiative of the Government of Gujarat and Maruti Suzuki India Limited and is the country’s first-of-its-kind center for automobile training with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technical labs.Muskan Kakkar, COO and co-founder of GoMechanic, said, “This collaboration is not just about upskilling; it’s a holistic effort to transform the automotive workforce. By integrating iACE’s expertise with GoMechanic’s extensive network, we aim to create a workforce that is not only technically proficient but also adaptive to the evolving automotive landscape.”

Under this strategic partnership, GoMechanic and iACE will embark on a mission to uplift the existing ecosystem by up-skilling the automotive workforce. The MOU, symbolizing this commitment, was recently signed by distinguished representatives from both organizations. Among them was Rajiv Gandhi, the Managing Director of iACE and a Member – Executive Board of Maruti Suzuki India, underscoring the strategic importance and industry-wide impact of this collaboration, the media release said.

GoMechanic’s strategic collaboration with iACE is a significant move towards advancing workforce development skills for over 5000 service Mechanics associated with its extensive network of 600 workshop partners. Under the guidance of iACE, these Mechanics will undergo phased upskilling programs designed to keep them abreast of the latest automotive technologies, including Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs), keeping in mind the newest addition to the GoMechanic family – GoMechanic EV, a partnership with MoEVing and other key fleet aggregators, the company added.

Rajiv Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer of iACE and Member -Executive Board of Maruti Suzuki, said, “The importance of skilled Mechanics cannot be overstated, especially in India where the automotive industry is rapidly advancing. This initiative is not just about improving technical capabilities; it’s a commitment to staying ahead in the game, embracing upcoming technologies like Hybrid and EVs, and ultimately enhancing consumer and employee satisfaction.”

“We’re proud to announce our collaboration with iACE, a step towards up-skilling 5000 Mechanics yearly. At GoMechanic, our goal is clear – delivering robust, OEM-standard services. This aligns with our commitment to the ‘Skill India’ initiative by the union government,” Himanshu Arora, CEO and co-founder of GoMechanic, added.

According to the company, the collaboration between GoMechanic & iACE, reflects on the commitment of Government of India by supporting the skilling ecosystem to shape into a skilled and adaptive automotive workforce capable of meeting the challenges of the industry’s future. This strategic partnership is poised to set new standards in the realm of automotive skill development, consumer satisfaction, and industry-wide impact.

  • Published On Jan 8, 2024 at 02:10 PM IST

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