Mangaluru, Feb 7: The 5th National Auto Tech fest is being organized by St Aloysius ITI in collaboration with TATA Motors and SKIP from February 9 to 11 in its campus. It is a unique national level automobile contest for the Industrial Training Institutes which are registered with SKIP for its LEAP (Learn and Earn Programme). This tech fest is being organized every year by SKIP in various locations. This year the host institute for the programme is St Aloysius ITI, Mangaluru. It’s a three-day event where the students of various institutes will put their skills to test and compete against the other participants to prove their excellence. The various competitions planned are Cross pit stop, Autoshooter, Skill on wheels, Brain Freezer, Competrainer, etc. Technical model competition is also arranged for the participants.
About St Aloysius ITI:
St Aloysius ITI was established in the year 1981 to commemorate the centenary jubilee of St Aloysius institutions with the vision of empowering the youth of marginalized and economically poor sections of the society by providing them technical skills and make them employable. Since then, the institution has come a long way. Today youth from all walks of life seek admission in this institution to kick start their career in technical field. The institution has created a revolution in the field of technical education by continuously upgrading the training infrastructure to stay abreast of the technological advancements. Never compromising on the quality of education, it also focuses on all round development of the students. With the thrust on innovation, students are encouraged to experiment and explore new ideas. To facilitate the innovative mindset, technical model competition for students 'Aloysius Tech Fest' is conducted every year. This year, it was conducted on February 7 just ahead of National Auto Tech Fest.
St Aloysius ITI is affiliated to National Council of Vocational training (NCVT), New Delhi, Government of India. It is also affiliated to National Skills Development corporation (NSDC) .
The institution is partnered with industry leaders in various sectors to train the students at par with industrial standards and requirements.
Skills for Progress (SKIP) is an All India Association of Private Technical and Vocational Training Institutions established in the year 1969. SKIP’s primary objectives were to focus on improving the quality of Technical and Vocational Education trainings in the country which are designed to address the skill gaps and deficits to enhance employment and self employment opportunities, particularly among the youths who are from the socio-economic and the marginalized communities.
Currently, SKILLS FOR PROGRESS (SKIP), has 220 institutions from across the country, acting as a national apex body for the non-profit industrial and vocational education training institutions, who are conducting formal and non formal trainings in Engineering and Non Engineering Trades for the manufacturing and service sectors with over 100 plus trades. SKIP adds value to the Technical Training with support of corporate from industries like Tata Motors Ltd and others who has been supporting the skilling programme in Automotive Technicians for the last 10 years.
About TATA Motors:
Tata Motors Ltd (TML), a leading automotive industry has been partnering with SKIP under Koushalya Project since, 2012 which focuses on development of students in MMV trade; this program supports students financially through their scholarship & stipend during On Job Training (OJT). Learn, Earn and Progress (LEAP) is a one-year training programme established by Tata Motors for youth to become motor vehicle mechanics. With support from the dealers and implementation partners, this program provides classroom training to students, but also makes sure that they get practical hands-on experience of working in Tata Motors authorised dealer workshops. During their on-the-job training, students are paid nominal stipend which helps them cover their training fee and travel and so on.