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Ather Energy Partners with Tata IIS to Train India’s EV Workforce

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Ather Energy, a leading electric scooter manufacturer, has partnered with the Tata Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) to offer specialized training programs in the electric vehicle (EV) sector. This collaboration aims to develop a skilled workforce to meet the growing demands of India’s EV market.

Addressing the Skill Gap

The rapid growth of India’s EV sector is fueled by technological advancements and increasing consumer adoption. However, there is a significant skill gap, with a shortage of technicians trained specifically in electric vehicle systems and battery technologies. The partnership between Ather Energy and Tata IIS aims to address this gap by offering comprehensive training that includes both technical knowledge and practical experience.

Training Program Details

Ather Energy will create programs that provide trainees with technical knowledge in battery systems, electric motors, power electronics, charging infrastructure, and vehicle safety. The training will also include practical experience in EV maintenance, repair, and diagnostics, along with essential soft skills like communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.

To support these programs, Ather Energy will supply vehicles, motors, batteries, and other essential hardware to establish EV labs at Tata IIS facilities across India. Additionally, Ather Energy will train Tata IIS instructors at its manufacturing plants and R&D labs, ensuring the course content remains up-to-date with industry trends and technological advancements.

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Industry Leaders Speak

Swapnil Jain, Co-founder and CTO of Ather Energy, emphasized the importance of this partnership, stating, “While the industry is addressing this challenge effectively, the need for a skilled workforce is also increasing. We believe such collaborations are essential to cultivate a robust pool of skilled workforce, ensuring that India becomes a global hub for all things EV.”

Sabyasachi Das, CEO of Tata IIS, added, “Tata IIS is committed to equipping young minds with cutting-edge skills in emerging industries. India’s electric vehicle (EV) industry, particularly the two-wheeler segment, is growing at an exponential rate, expanding the need for a highly skilled workforce. We are delighted to partner with Ather Energy, one of India’s leading manufacturers of electric two-wheelers, to launch specialized training programs for EV technicians and battery specialists.”

Benefits to India’s EV Sector

The collaboration between Ather Energy and Tata IIS aims to bridge the skill gap in India’s rapidly growing EV sector by providing comprehensive training programs. These programs are designed to create a skilled workforce capable of meeting the demands of this evolving industry. By combining Ather Energy’s industry expertise with Tata IIS’s dedication to skill development, the partnership is set to make a significant impact on the future of EV technology in India.

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