Veedol Auto Mechanic Academy (VAMA) is a skill development school chain for mechanics training in the automotive sector, specializing in 2 & 3-wheelers, PVs and CVs. It is one of a kind, CSR funded vocational skill training academy chain in the country.
Skill development in the automotive sector has been identified as a significant need by the Government of India. It is estimated* that by 2022, the auto & auto components Industry will employ an incremental 35 million people. National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC), with the help of private players, aims to equip persons with the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the growing demands of this sector.
To fill the gap between the availability and need for skilled hands for repair, service and maintenance of new generation automobiles, Veedol, the Professional’s Choice, has set up the Veedol Auto Mechanic Academy (VAMA) chain.
The main Academy Campus at Thakurpukur ,Kolkata ,has been set up in August 2014 over 5,000 sq.ft of dedicated gated space amidst greenery.
Strategically located at Kolkata, the Campus has spacious classrooms with seating capacity of more than 25 students and houses its own demo lab with automotive engines ,gear box , parts ,equipments and tools to facilitate hands-on training to the students.
The second Campus of Academy has been started in Silvassa in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli in August 2015.
The third Campus of Academy would be started in Faridabad soon.
The objective of the academy chain is to enhance the employability of its students through vocational skill training in automotive servicing. For this, VAMA has achieved the ASDC/NSDC partner affiliation for training students for job roles as per National Occupational Standards.
Nowadays, there is an influx of new generation cars with more sophisticated technology in the market. This arrival of a technologically advanced era has changed the paradigm of the car servicing and ancillary industry standards.
The demand for a higher level of learning in this industry is immense, as the new generation vehicles need ‘specialist’ mechanics.
The Academy will benefit the existing mechanics who have not been trained for the new generation vehicles. It will also equip the aspiring youths who want to make a career as self-employed auto mechanics or employment seekers with OEMs and reputed service centres.
The Professional advantage
Veedol Auto Mechanic Academy (VAMA) employs a holistic approach and provides many advantages which combined give its students a professional edge. The courseware is bi-lingual and students who enroll are required to be Class 8 pass outs at the bare minimum.
On successful completion of the course and clearing the final assessment test conducted by ASDC the students are issued the certificate of ASDC & NSDC ( Govt. of India) by the Academy . All these enhance their scope of employability within the industry.
Structured course material & teaching faculty
Curriculum in sync with ASDC qualification pack
Different levels of programmes – foundation level as well as skill upgradation
Course covers technical knowledge, practical session, 5S technique, occupational health & hygiene precautions in the work place, shop floor visit and OJT, soft skills & etiquette
Audio visual aids are used extensively to make the course more lively and interesting
5 days a week with both theory & practical classes per day
Highly experienced and qualified faculty with relevant academic background & industry experience
Visit of guest faculty from the industry
Regular testing of learning of students
Emphasis on Practical Training
In-house Lab / demo facility
Shop floor exposure and OJT
About the Company
Tide Water Oil Co., a part of the multi-divisional Andrew Yule Group, has been a leading player in the automobile and industrial lubricants market in India since 1928. Respected for its focus on quality, it manufactures and markets the Veedol range of products that are available across the length and breadth of the country. Its wide repertoire of automotive products includes engine oils for trucks, tractors, commercial vehicles, passenger cars and two / three wheelers. It also produces gear oils, transmission oils, coolants and greases.
Setting up of the Veedol Auto Mechanic Academy (VAMA) chain is one of its latest endeavors in fulfilling its social commitment as a responsible corporate organisation. The Company is fully committed to develop skilled mechanics and raise industry standards by providing the best of infrastructure, facilities and support.
Main Campus: Mahatma Gandhi Road | Thakurpukur | Kolkata 700104
Also at: Silvassa | Faridabad
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TIDE WATER OIL CO. (INDIA) LTD.
Regd. Office: Yule House | 8, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarani | Kolkata 700001
Tel: 033 2242 1086 | Fax: 033 2242 1087