Mr. Folger further explained, “The partnership with Mercedes-Benz and Don Bosco through this Advanced Auto Body Parts Training Centre’ will remain an important milestone towards modernization, practical relevance and flexibility of vocational education and training in Maharashtra. The unique aspect of this collaboration will be the continuous engagement of Mercedes-Benz India colleagues in the planning of the syllabus on modern automotive technology, supply of Mercedes-Benz cars for training purposes, training of lecturers and also supply of advanced technical tools and equipment for the students. The Advanced Auto Body Repair course will focus on automotive crash repair and automotive body structure related repair activities, ensuring a well-trained and highly skilled manpower supply in these crucial areas of servicing.This skill development programme will only strengthen the automotive service industry, where service excellence is increasingly becoming crucial to a brand’s long-term success in India. Mercedes-Benz and its dealerships across the country can absorb these young talent heads directly via campus recruitment.”
Speaking on the occasion, Fr. Corils Gonsalves, Director Don Bosco Private ITI, said, “We at Don Bosco ITI applaud Mercedes-Benz India for undertaking this noble initiative of supporting us in establishing this Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre. This initiative will help many young aspirants in times to come, who may not have a sound financial background, to build a career in the automotive industry. Don Bosco ITI is renowned for providing job oriented vocational and training programmes, and the inauguration of the Advanced Auto Body Repair Training Centre will create a new benchmark in offering superlative education in this field. We are delighted that many students will now find a unique opportunity to build a career, thanks to the automotive icon, Mercedes-Benz."