New Delhi (9th January 2024 – GoMechanic, in an initiative aimed at advancing automotive skill development, has entered into a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the International Automobile Centre of Excellence (iACE). iACE is a joint initiative of the Government of Gujarat and Maruti Suzuki India Limited and is the country’s first-of-its-kind center for automobile training with state-of-the-art infrastructure and technical labs.
Commenting on this new partnership Mrs. Muskan Kakkar, COO and Co-Founder of GoMechanic said, “This collaboration is not just about upskilling; it’s a holistic effort to transform the automotive workforce. By integrating iACE’s expertise with GoMechanic’s extensive network, we aim to create a workforce that is not only technically proficient but also adaptive to the evolving automotive landscape. Through this collaboration, we also aim to create a pipeline of manpower by providing deserving individuals enrolled at iACE with employment opportunities, thereby contributing to the growth of skilled professionals in the Indian automotive sector.”
Under this strategic partnership, GoMechanic and iACE will embark on a mission to uplift the existing ecosystem by up-skilling the automotive workforce. The MOU, symbolizing this commitment, was recently signed by distinguished representatives from both organizations. Among them was Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, the Managing Director of iACE and a Member of the executive Board of Maruti Suzuki India, underscoring the strategic importance and industry-wide impact of this collaboration.
GoMechanic’s strategic collaboration with iACE is a significant move towards advancing workforce development skills for over 5000 service Mechanics associated with its extensive network of 600 workshop partners. Under the guidance of iACE, these Mechanics will undergo phased upskilling programs designed to keep them abreast of the latest automotive technologies, including Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (EVs), keeping in mind the newest addition to the GoMechanic family – GoMechanic EV, a partnership with MoEVing and other key fleet aggregators.
“The importance of skilled Mechanics cannot be overstated, especially in India where the automotive industry is rapidly advancing.This initiative is not just about improving technical capabilities; it’s a commitment to staying ahead in the game, embracing upcoming technologies like Hybrid and EVs, and ultimately enhancing consumer and employee satisfaction. ” – Rajiv Gandhi, Chief Executive Officer of iACE and Member -Executive Board of Maruti Suzuki, commented on their partnership with GoMechanic
“We’re proud to announce our collaboration with iACE, a step towards upskilling 5000 Mechanics yearly. At GoMechanic, our goal is clear – delivering robust, OEM-standard services. This aligns with our commitment to the ‘Skill India’ initiative by our honorable Prime Minister Shree Narendra Modi.” – Himanshu Arora, CEO and Co-Founder of GoMechanic added
The collaboration between GoMechanic & iACE reflects on the commitment of the Government of India by supporting the skilling ecosystem to shape into a skilled and adaptive automotive workforce capable of meeting the challenges of the industry’s future. This strategic partnership is poised to set new standards in the realm of automotive skill development, consumer satisfaction, and industry-wide impact.