Pune: Global Academy of Automotive Retail Excellence –GAARE, a pioneering Institute offering skills development program was inaugurated today in presence of Chief Guest, Padma Bhushan laureate Dr SB Mujumdar, Founder and President, Symbiosis in Pune. The admissions are currently underway for the first batch of the institute, which will begin on 15th July 2015.
On this occasion, Mr. Atul Bapat, Chairman and Founder, GAARE signed MoU with Mr. Sunil Chaturvedi, CEO, Automotive Skills Development Council, New Delhi who was present as Guest of Honour. MoU allows GAARE to offer certification programs affiliated to ASDC. Mr. Bapat said “We are very pleased to announce this innovative course, backed with world class infrastructure to ensure a steady stream of professional skilled manpower for the dynamic automobile industry. This advanced Diploma in Automotive Retail Sales programme will address the increasing demand of trained and skilled manpower for the automobile industry, given the exponential growth the sector is witnessing.” He also mentioned about availability of 100% education loan for the students which even covers the accommodation expenses through Janata Sahakari Bank.
GAARE has world class infrastructure to give students the apt platform to hone their skills in automotive retail sales. The state of the art institute set up in Pune, Maharashtra is well equipped with modern classrooms backed by a full-fledged library to provide students with all the information they need. GAARE has 7 classrooms, 4 practical rooms, 1 vehicle bay for demo, library, conference room and cafeteria spread over 3 stories of a strategically located exclusive set-up.
The students will be trained in fundamental automotive technology including the latest technical know-how to ensure proficient product knowledge. The institute comprises of a team of passionate, highly competent and experienced faculty having more than 20 years of experience.
The advisory board for GAARE consists of dealer principals of reputed groups and industry stalwarts. The top team at GAARE with Mr Yashwant Jhabakh, Chief Mentor, Mr Atul Bapat, Chairman, Mr Firoz Inamdar, MD and Mr Vikas Jhabakh, Executive Director, GAARE with their vast industry experience will further benefit the students. The duration of this course is for 6 months and it will offer its student 100 % placements upon completion of the course.
The curriculum for the advanced diploma course comprises of subjects that ensure overall development and skill refinement, which is suited for reputed automobile dealerships in India and abroad.
The inauguration ceremony was well attended by senior academicians and a number of dealer principals, CEOs and senior executives from automobile industry across India.
Course comprise of six subjects which are:
· Automotive Technology
· Persuasive Communication
· The Art of Selling
· Personality Development
· Customer Relationship Management
· Sales Business Management
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