Global Capability Center of Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider and a Fortune 500 company, in Hyderabad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with two prestigious universities in Hyderabad, including Vardhman College Of Engineering and VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology, to launch a comprehensive skills development program with the goal of bridging the talent availability gap between academia and industry and producing workforce-ready graduates.
The multi-year collaboration, which will begin in the second half of 2022, will include the development of a bespoke and innovative curriculum focused on innovative technologies, training programs, guest lectures among other things.
Talking about the association, Mr. Mahender Dubba, Managing Director at Advance Auto Parts India GCC (Global Capability Center) said, “The lack of talent in the IT (Information Technology) Engineering and digital skills is a challenge that must be overcome if full potential is to be realized. This collaboration is a step towards directing and developing the right talent that the industry requires.
We are extremely thrilled to sign this MoU with two of the top engineering colleges in the state, Vardhman, and VNR, and contribute towards the development of Hyderabad’s talent eco-system.”
Our courses and training programs will offer real-time knowledge and practical programs featuring tailored business training modules, thereby giving student’s an opportunity to graduate with recognized tertiary qualifications and highly employable and in-demand credentials.
Ms. Vibhuti Lall HR Leader at Advance Auto Parts India GCC (Global Capability Center ) said, “At Advance, we believe in nurturing and developing the talent, and we aim to work with partners to make state-of-the-art education and career readiness as widely accessible as possible, in alignment with our cultural beliefs Inspire Serve and Grow.”
“Our association with the ace universities in Hyderabad is designed to advance this critical agenda. We are certain that these programs and courses will be a powerhouse in educating a new breed of business professionals who are informed by best practices, have insight, and are equipped for the technology-driven future.” she further added. Advance will provide opportunities for internships, which may lead to full-time employment depending on the candidate’s performance.
Dr. Vijender Reddy Teegala. Chairman at Vardhaman College Of Engineering said, “The agreement with the U.S. based renowned organization Advance Auto Parts adds significant value to Vardaman and its students, enhancing mentorship and internship activities during their studies. Such industry-academia collaborations are critical to boost the industry’s talent fulfilment requirements.”
“Working side by side with a company of the caliber of Advance advance’s VNR efforts to transform education and make students industry-ready. Our students will gain invaluable skills, and will be not just studying with the best, they will be learning from the best as well,” added Dr. C.D. Naidu, Principal, VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering & Technology.
Advance’s collaboration with Vardhman and VNR VJIET is part of the company’s Global University Programs, which will provide assets, training, curriculum content, and hands-on labs to academic institutions to advance relevant skills for today’s workforce. The company is committed to educating, nurturing, and training talent around the world through partnerships with leading institutions and bodies.