Concerned over bridging the gap of skilled labour in the automotive industry, Varun Suri, Expert-ICT enabled Automotive learning concepts, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt Ltd laid stress on imparting training to the masses and feels that there is an urgent need to bring in innovative systems into the educational gamut that accelerate learning
The automotive industry is one of the key drivers of India’s economy, accounting for around seven per cent of India’s GDP and employing over 19 million people, both directly and indirectly.
Demographically and economically, India’s automotive industry is well-positioned for growth, servicing both domestic demand, and the export market. Also, the auto components engineering and manufacturing industry compliments the entire ecosystem to further accelerate growth.
Due to the above business situation, it is expected that there will be a need of 48 million auto professionals by 2022 to meet the growing demands of the auto industry.
Despite the emphatic stress laid on education and training in India, a shortage of auto industry-ready students still exists. This gap has grown manifold due to the technological ad- vancements in the industry, and persistence of conventional learning tools and methods, therefore failing to bridge this gap.
Although there is a great focus on professional higher education across basic subjects that are needed for conceptual understanding, the application of learning in the real world scenario is still weak. Moreover, the learning content for topics linked to subjects such as automotive electronics is not always updated due to the fast changing technology landscape.
There is an urgent need to bring in innovative systems into the educational gamut that accelerate learning, and enable the automotive learner to be more industry ready. This can only be enabled through a strong industry connect.
As a large automotive industry powerhouse, Bosch in India has already been working with engineering institutions to enable them to accelerate learning. This is done through setting up state of the art automotive labs, offering internships within Bosch, and other such effective mechanisms.
Within Bosch also, traditional learning mechanisms are giving way to a more immersive and collaborative learning environment using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
Particularly through AR/VR powered learning, the focus is on providing tools which decreases the cognitive load of the students while learning complex systems. This is done by providing modern methods like gamification, interactive virtual 3D models and animations.
To democratise and enable mass consumption –Bosch provides developed solutions on mobile platforms (smartphones).
The automotive domain competence combined with the power of immersive learning technologies (AR/VR) has given birth to the next generation learning programme at Bosch, named as Autocurious. This could be the perfect ingredient to solve the current learning gap in educational institutes.
We believe that this programme has the right content and mechanisms to enable accelerated learning because of the following features:
- Latest automotive content from Bosch
- Simplified learning of highly complex topics
- Tailored to bridge gap between curriculum and industry requirements
- Powered via immersive learning technologies such as AR/ VR
- Cross-platform compatibility (can be used on a PC, tablet, smartphone)
Connect with us to know more about the Autocurious programme and how it can be enabled in your educational institute.