father-agnels-The MOU signing ceremony between Father Agnels Industrial Training Centre and Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt. Ltd. was held recently in the auditorium of Vashi’s Father Agnels Industrial training centre. The MOU was signed by Mr. Hildebrandt Dietmer, the director of Volkswagen Groups Sales India Pvt. Ltd. and Father Saturnino Almeida. Vashi’s Father Agnels Industrial Training Centre tied up with Volkswagen Group in a first of its kind deal, the MOU of which was signed between the college and the German car company was held in a grand ceremony held at the college. As per this deal, Volkswagen has undertaken to provide latest equipments and tools for students to gain first hand practical knowledge of the functioning of cars. The program which has been named VG-TAP standing for Volkswagen Group-Technical Apprenticeship Program has been formulated keeping in mind the gap between the current level of skills in students and that demanded by the competitive market. The deal will not only ensure that state of the art infrastructure is made available to students to facilitate practical learning but will also open up career paths by providing internship opportunities to students. The students will be able to receive training and gain work experience at the Volkswagen group. This co-operation is expected to serve as a key for knowledge transfer and education in line with the demand of the Indian market. Students receiving training under this program will be able to specialize as entry technicians, senior technicians, master technicians, service advisor and service managers. Self study programs and Web based training programs will be some of the features of VG-TAP. The implementation of the program will take another two months to materialize as it will take some time for the company to set up the equipments. It is slated to start in full force by August. It can be hoped that this deal will set up a precedent for other institutions thus inspiring them to opt for similar kind of programs that will enable students to associate with reputed companies, train under these companies, taking career oriented education a notch higher. With cameraperson Deepak Kamble, Parama Gupta for NMTV News.


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