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Mahindra Tractors inaugurates Skill Development Centre in Nagpur

  • The centre will provide world-class skill development, followed by on-job training opportunities for rural youth and women
  • Aligns with Honourable Prime Minister Modi’s focus on skill development to leverage India’s demographic dividend

Nagpur, July 09, 2024: VEDIC-Mahindra Skill Development Centre was inaugurated today at the Ordnance Factory in Ambajhari, in the presence of Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways.

Established as a collaborative effort between VDIA (Vidharbha Defence Industries Association), Yantra India Ltd., and Mahindra Tractors, the centre will address the challenges faced by rural youth and promoting skill development in the Vidharbha region.

The event also witnessed the presence of Shri. Dinesh Rai, Founder Chairman, Alliance of Indian MSMEs (AIM) & Former Secretary, MSME, GOI, Mr. Gurudutt Ray, officiating Chairman & Managing Director, Yantra India Ltd., Mr. Nachiket Kodkani, Sr. VP – Mfg., CME, SCPC & Quality, Mahindra Tractors, Mr. Kapil Chandrayan, Consultant NSDC, Mr. Vipin Itankar, IAS, District Collector Nagpur and Mr. Dilip V. Gondnale, Chairman, VEDIC (Vidharbha Engineering Design & Innovation Centre) along with other dignitaries.

Speaking on the occasion, Vikram Wagh, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Tractors said, “At Mahindra, we believe that by providing world-class skill development, we can create numerous opportunities for rural youth and women, enabling them to build successful careers and address the challenges of rural India, while contributing to the nation’s growth. The inauguration of the Skill Development Centre, ‘VEDIC-Mahindra SDC’ in Nagpur, is a testament to that objective and a major milestone in Mahindra Tractors’ continued thrust toward transforming lives and strengthening communities.”

As Mahindra Tractors celebrates 60 years of leadership in the domestic market and a milestone of 40 lakh tractors sold, the establishment of this centre underscores the company’s commitment to rural prosperity across the country through youth empowerment. This initiative aligns with Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on skill development as a national priority to leverage India’s unique demographic dividend.

Through VEDIC-Mahindra SDC, Mahindra Tractors will bring unmatched industry expertise in tractor and farm machinery, together with a commitment to excellence in skill development. The centre is particularly focused on skilling rural youth from the Vidarbha region, paving the way for multiple potential career opportunities across the ecosystem, including sales and service roles at dealership locations and assembly roles at manufacturing plants.

Mahindra Tractors has curated a unique curriculum covering skill development across tractor service, sales, and assembly, delivered by the best trainers in this field. Students will also have access to the most modern technical equipment and hands-on experience in various aspects of tractor-related skills.

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