The adoption of EVs in the automobile industry will require a more skilled workforce but the right balance should be maintained between industry requirements and new graduates.
In India, nearly 270K people work in the automotive industry. The large auto OEMs in India like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Honda, Hero Moto, Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor, and Royal Enfield are coming forward with support from the Indian government to produce EVs in India and provide employment opportunities to newly graduated students.
The automobile sector is expected to create employment opportunities for 35 Mn Indians by 2026. The mismatch between industry requirements and academics will lead to an increased unemployment rate in India.
DIYguru, an Indian startup based out of Delhi is the first platform in the world to have introduced “Electric Vehicle- Future Mobility” Online Course back in 2016 before MIT USA & Harvard University plunged into this vertical of online training in E-Mobility. The platform has been the beneficiary of Digital India Foundation Award 2018 from MyGov and recipient of Google for Digital Education award 2019.
With a client base of corporates like Bosch, Maruti and Hyundai DIYguru has been leading the E-Mobility upskilling space in Indian automotive ecosystem and is now entering to upgrade the skills of engineers from colleges and universities.
As per the source, the platform has already started offering it’s electric vehicle course for engineers in their undergraduate years at half price for the upcoming 2020 batch.
The development of e-mobility represents a billion-euro opportunity that companies should seize by preparing the future from today. The key is to adopt viable business models that enable them to differentiate themselves from competitors in an increasingly crowded market. As the Achilles heel of the electric vehicles (EVs) market lies in the charging infrastructure, this is a crucial avenue to explore in order to gain a competitive advantag. Enablers like DIYguru will help this ecosystem to offer skilled manpower which is the essence of the market.