Mercedes-Benz's first ever tie-up with a women's college in India as a part of their CSR initiative

Mercedes-Benzs first ever tie-up with a womens college in India as a part of their CSR initiative

Kolkata: The country's largest luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz continued its contribution to the government's 'Skill India' initiative by signing an MoU with Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, for conducting its highly coveted flagship CSR endeavor- Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics (ADAM) program. Reinforcing its commitment towards making the educated youth of the country employable, Mercedes-Benz's inks its first-ever association with an all-women's college to commence the one-year Advanced Diploma in Automotive Mechatronics course.

The MOU was signed between Mercedes-Benz India and Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha recently at Cummins College Campus, Karvenagar in Pune in the presence of Santosh Iyer, Vice President - Customer Service and Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India, Smita Ghaisas, president, MKSSS and Dr. P.V.S. Shastry, Secretary of MKSSS, a Mercedes-Benz India press statement today said. This will be Mercedes-Benz's second MoU signing in Pune and seventh in the country for the popular Mechatronic program. This course is currently available in Pune, Aurangabad, Delhi, Noida and Thiruvananthapuram across public and private colleges. Santosh Iyer, Vice-President-Customer Service & Corporate Affairs, Mercedes-Benz India said, "At Mercedes-Benz we pride ourselves in the diversity of our employees and capitalise on the different experiences, skills and perspectives they have. Back in 2005, Mercedes-Benz was one of the first companies to make diversity management a key part of the corporate strategy.In continuation of that strategy, we are extremely proud of our collaboration with an all-women's college in India." "With this association, Mercedes-Benzis extending its commitment to promote diversity and open the doors of automotive mechatronics for women aspirants. Recently we launched "She's Mercedes" a global initiative by Mercedes-Benz to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women in all walks of life. As the leaders in the luxury automobile industry, we want to break the stereotype associated with women in this sector and want more women to join the workforce," he said. Mr Iyer further elaborated, "On the occasion of 72nd Independence Day in India, with this important initiative, we want to encourage, empower and equip aspiring women candidates to independently choose a career in automobile industry. Initiatives like these will provide appropriate platform to aspiring women to gear up for a bright career in the automotive industry. The percentage of women in this industry is low right now, but we believe it has immense potential to have more inclusion from women work force in the foreseeable future."

"Mercedes-Benz Mechatronic course is a significantly advanced and industry oriented course aligned with the latest technological advancement in the domain of automotive engineering. With an all-women Mechatronics course, we are now confident that more women candidates would actively seek to hone their skillsets and decide to join the automotive industry. At Mercedes-Benz, we are witnessing an increase in the number of women customers as well in our portfolio. In fact 10-12 per cent of our annual sales comes from women and it is an increasing trend," he said.

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