As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility vision, Daikin Air-conditioning India Pvt Ltd (Daikin India) has inaugurated Daikin Japanese Institute of Manufacturing Excellence (DJIME) campus at Neemrana, Rajasthan. DJIME aims to offer training programmes based on a curriculum that will include on-the-job training (OJT), HVAC technical know-how, soft-skills and Japanese manufacturing processes. All trainees will receive a DJIME certification upon completion of this programme. The students would be trained in the areas of safety, quality, discipline, Kaizen and other Japanese shop floor practices, essential to be successful at the workplace. The aim is to reach, educate and certify 1,50,000 Indian youth by 2025 to help the HVAC industry overcome the skill shortage.
DJIME is an important milestone signifying successful collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing sector in India. This endeavour started in 2016 from a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in Tokyo between Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), for a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” to train 30,000 youths in India over 10 years.