Bridgestone India To Upskill Tyre Fitters; Partners NSDC, RSDC
Published On 03-Mar-2020
Bridgestone India has mandated RSDC to train 1,000 individual in tyre fitter and repair job.
With an impetus to train and reskill the tyre fitters in the country, Bridgestone India and Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC) on Monday entered into a partnership under the aegis of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to train and reskill individual in tyre fitter and repair job. This is in a bid to reskill over 3,600 youth under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.
Under the MoU, Bridgestone India has mandated RSDC to train 1,000 individual in tyre fitter and repair job. The scope also extends to certification with refresher/ reskilling training imparted to over 2,650 tyre fitters already on board with Bridgestone dealers across the country.
“Bridgestone recognizes the fact that tyre repairing and fitting plays a critical role in road safety and in ensuring smooth movement of transport. It is therefore imperative that the youth are imparted training as per the latest technological advancements for this vital role. This initiative will create skilled workforce and ensure better earnings for the youth and overall enabling safer mobility on Indian roads. This is ‘Our Way to Serve’ the people and communities.” said Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India.
The project is being executed in a bid to bridge the skill gaps amongst tyre fitters, it said. “This assumes significance with the increased usage of tubeless tyres for both passenger and commercial vehicles. RSDC aims to reskill a million manpower under Recognition of Prior Skills (RPL) programme of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKKVY),” it added.