Innovative technological advancements in the automotive industry has led the nation to turn towards electrically run vehicles. Electrical auto-mobiles are integrated with lesser components as compared to that of conventional vehicles. This implies that all the engines would be run by batteries and power-controllers. Nonetheless, the fewer components will require highly skilled technicians who are proficient with impeccable electronic control skills.
For having an upper hand in the global automotive market, Indian automotive industry is striving immensely to migrate from traditional engines to electrical ones. But, there are still some stumbling blocks that are restraining us from proceeding on this route. Lack of appropriate expertise in dealing with this new-age automotive inventions comes out as the biggest hurdle in the process.
Indian government and stakeholders have been relentlessly working to eliminate these obstacles by introducing various missions and programmes that are formed to provide absolute know-how to the aspiring and existing technicians. Skill India Mission is one of its significant examples. Launched two years ago, this programme is backed by various schemes and associations, and it aims to render training and skill development to around 500 million Indian youth by the year 2020.
Accompanying the other training platforms to upskill the technicians, Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) also ventures on the responsibility to provide maximum number of youth with accredited training that will help to hone their skills. This will lead to a growth of the Indian automotive industry. The technicians will be provided with an adequate knowledge to proficiently work in areas of computational thinking, artificial intelligence, sensor making, automotive design, social intelligence and virtual collaboration which will, in turn, upgrade them to sustain in the global automotive market.
Though every year around 12 million people are added to Indian workforce, yet, very few of them go through formal skill training. In the global context, only 4% of India’s workforce is skilled, whereas the rates are 42% in USA, 76% in Germany, 80% in Japan and 96% in South Korea. These facts state that Indian automotive industry needs to invest more in reshaping the technical skills and future technologies to ensure world-class service and product deliverance.