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Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)

The Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), approved by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), aims to continually develop and upgrade automotive skills for higher value.

About ASDC

The Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) was incorporated as a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in March 2011 and is promoted by the automobile industry through the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) and Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA) and Government of India represented by Department of Heavy Industry and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

Need for Skilled Workforce

The automotive industry in India is undergoing a transformation because of its sustained growth and profitability. Indian automotive industry currently accounts for 7.1% of GDP and 49% of manufacturing output, generating 32 million direct or indirect employment. Based on the Automotive Mission Plan 2019-2026, which is a collective vision of the Government of India and the Indian automotive industry, the sector is expected to employ 36 million people by 2026. The automotive industry is known to be highly dynamic with ceaseless innovations pouring in from all over the world, changing the face of the industry as we know it.

To cope up with such a transformation, constant skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling of the existing and future workforce is extremely important. The new jobs, however, are likely to move away from traditional manufacturing and instead be added in the areas of IoT, mechatronics, robotics, 3D printing, AI, machine and deep learning, analytics, virtual collaboration, automotive design, and computational thinking.

Currently, there is a mismatch in certain areas between the skills that the industry requires and those possessed by the youth in our country. Hence, the Indian automotive sector may face a huge void if the structured reforms and initiatives are not taken to bridge the demand-supply mismatch for the skilled workforce.

One of the key aspects of skilling which needs to be well understood and achieved is what level of skills, how practiced can add value to the person and the business, so as to create capital and more jobs.

Vision and Mission

  • To continually develop and upgrade automotive skills for higher value additions (higher value addition through skilling will facilitate capital creation, leading to more economic activity and consequent additional jobs.)
  • Making skills aspirational and integrated with academic pathways
  • Honouring and celebrating the skilling achievements

To be achieved through:

  • Complete commitment of the industry (SIAM, ACMA and FADA) who are already contributing a lot in skilling on their own
  • Ensuring credibility, reliability and robustness of the skill assessment process
  • Skill competitions

ASDC Model

 

Useful Links

Source: ASDC Portal



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