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Yamaha opens institute of manufacturing in city
As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) on Monday announced the opening of the first Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing (JIM) in Chennai.
The first Technical Training Institute opened under JIM has been named as Yamaha Motor NTTF Training Center (YNTC) which aims to train future shop floor leaders with the Japanese style of manufacturing and working methods.
JIM is a collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India along with Japanese companies to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing units in India. JIM has been established from a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in Tokyo on November 11, 2016 between Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), for a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Program”.
Under this initiative, Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) will also be introduced in existing engineering colleges to train 30,000 Japanese standard shop floor leaders and engineers over the next ten years.
During the inauguration, Riuji Kawashima, Deputy Managing Director, IYM, said, “We are proud to be associated with this program which aims at promoting skill training and development in India. Manufacturing Sector in India is facing shortage of skilled manpower and initiatives like JIM can play a major role in filling this gap.”
Kenichiro Toyofuku, Japan Plus, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India said, “YNTC is the world’s 1st institute to be certified by the Japanese government to impart training on the Japanese way of manufacturing.”