Guanajuato state opens in Salamanca its third training center for the automotive industry
With an investment of more than US$6.5 million, state and municipal authorities inaugurated the Training Center for Advanced Automotive Technology in Salamanca, Guanajuato, the third of its kind in the state and where it is intended to train 9,000 people every year.
The ceremony was attended by Chiharu Mizutani, CEO of Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation, who said that this training center will help improve the workforce, the quality of work, but above all the personal and professional development of the people.
According to Fidel Otake, president of Guanajuato’s automotive cluster, there is a demand of approximately 60,000 workers each year in the state’s auto industry, however, 50% of applicants are rejected because they lack the necessary skills, hence these training centers seek to address this problem.
The facilities have a telecommunications room, executive classrooms, language center, simulation classroom for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), workshops for industrial manufacturing, automotive manufacturing, logistics, industrial automation, robotics, tooling, stamping and labs, among other areas.
It is worth mentioning that the event was attended by diplomatic representatives from Japan and Germany, who affirmed that the training center will benefit the current and future investments that the companies of their countries have planned for Guanajuato.