Tata Africa Holdings (Ghana) facilitates training for drivers and technicians
April 29, 2014
Tata Africa Holdings (Ghana) Limited (TAHGL) in collaboration with Tata Motors inaugurated two e-learning centres in Tema on February 27-28, 2014. One centre is on its premises and the other in Metro Mass Transit (MMT), Ghana’s public transportation company.
Funded by TAHGL, the centres are fully equipped with cut engines of various Tata vehicle models, state-of-the-art computers and performance tracking of each trainee. The self-learning programme is linked to Tata Motors in India. This initiative aims to support technical and other operational staff in sharpening their skills on the Tata products. The centres would also be extended to the youth in the area interested in acquiring technical skills, as part of Tata group’s philosophy of giving back to society.
Earlier the MMT staff would travel to India for training on Tata vehicles. MMT has 500 technicians and mechanics for the maintenance of their fleet of 1,000 buses, of which 140 are Tata vehicles. Easy access to the e-learning centres by MMT employees would enable more numbers to be trained and to comply with the recent Ghanaian road traffic law that requires commercial drivers to be trained for at least 35 hours every year. MMT will also offer training courses to other commercial drivers using the e-learning facilities.
At the opening ceremony, MMT Deputy Managing Director, Mr John Awuku, commended the Tata team for the gesture and pledged that it would be put to good use. Mr Vivek Saraswat, General Manager, TAHGL, explained that the e-learning centres were part of Tata Africa’s corporate social responsibility and its prioritisation of safety.