Maruti Suzuki adopts Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in partnership with the state governments for their overall upgradation. The key objective of the programme is to improve quality of training and upgrade technical skills of students in order to make them industry ready and enhance their employability. Key elements of the skill training programme are as follows:

  • Faculty Development: The programme includes training the ITI faculty members on aspects such as behaviour, work culture, teaching methodology to help them improve their skills, behaviour and teaching methodology.
  • Student Development: The programme includes soft skill training such as discipline, personal grooming and communication skills. Add-on courses are offered to augment the course curriculum and provide industry specific training to students. The company also promotes sports and cultural activities among the students.
  • Infrastructure Development: The programme includes infrastructure improvements such as repair of building, machines, and workshop tools, provision of furniture and teaching aids.
  • Industry Connect: The students and faculty members are invited to factory and provided industry exposure. In addition, guest speakers from industry are invited to the Institute to provide guidance to the students and impart industry specific training.

In 2013-14, the company adopted eight new ITIs, taking the total number of adopted ITIs to 29. The ITI upgradation programme benefited over 11,000 students studying in the adopted ITIs. It has technical tie-ups with ITIs across the country with the key objective to upgrade select courses linked to auto industry such as mechanics, automobile and denting and painting course.

The company undertakes faculty training, students training and organises job placement fairs at the institutes. Some students passing out of these ITIs are getting employment at the dealer workshops.

The company is currently working with 85 ITIs spread across 21 states to upgrade automobile-related trades, including five new ITIs that were added in 2013-14. This initiative benefited over 5,500 students. In the last three years, over 2,800 students from these ITIs got employment in service workshops of the company's dealers. This initiative helps in meeting the manpower requirement of service workshops, while helping students get gainful employment.