ASSOCIATION OF AUTOMOBILE WORKSHOPS KERALA
Automobile Workshop Bhavan, Blossom-Cochin Road, Ilamkulam, Cochin-682020, Ernakulam, Kerala
Established in the year 1985, the Association of Automobile Workshops, also known AAWK, is a non-profit organization that had been set up with the aim of dealing with the interests and concerns of the automobile industry. This organization located in Cochin, Kerala has Mr. M K Vijayan as its State President and K.G. Gopakumar as its State General Secretary.
Wholly committed to the cause of the developmental growth and creating new opportunities in the automobile sector, it delves into various issues concerning this industry and not just this; it has also made immense contributions towards the upliftment of its employees and their families.
Besides organizing its State Convention once three years, AAWK also has launched the largest automobile trade show in India, the 'Autoshow', a grand event that showcases everything from automobile machinery, garage tools to accessories and service machinery.
In 1984, some automobile workshop workers in Ernakulam met under the leadership of Shri Mathew Kattappuram and decided to create an organization for the workshop. As a result, in 1984, the first meeting was held at Mercy Tourist Homes in Ernakulam. A Governing Body comprising 12 persons for the functional facilities.The association was established in 1985 as per the registration order ER/355/85.
Since 1997, the committee members decided to include cooperative workers as members of the organization and have been asked to implement insurance for their welfare activities. Despite the fact that many districts in Kerala have their own office; the state committee has no office. Up to April 2000, the office was functioning at Seaway Cars Automobiles in Alappat Cross Road, Ernakulam.
Only because of the financial support of the loan and the coupons in the trust of the State Executive, they were able to build such a huge building within the town of Ernakulam. The office was inaugurated in 2000 on the day of annual celebration of the association at Elamkulam by the then Minister of Electricity, Shri. S. Sharma.
From July 2009, by law has been changed in a way to improve the welfare of the members by radically transforming the structure of the organization.
Even though there was a scarcity of fund to rebuild the office, on December 2012, they built a three-storey building within 9000 Sq.ft.
On 07.04.2013, State headquarters was inaugrated by then Hon'ble Minister for Excise and Ports Shri. K. Babu.
Honorable Cochin Mayor Shri. Tony Chemmanni, MLAs Shri. Dominic Presentation, Shri. Benny Bahannan, TVS Technical Manager Shri. Divakara Reddy, Councilor Sri. Sojan Antony and many others praised the organization. All members of 14 districts also participated.
The 29th State Representative Assembly was held on 28.09.2014 and the new office bearers were also elected.
The association is formed for the welfare of the automobile workers of Kerala engaged in the automobile sales, service and repair. AAWK COCHIN is the promoters of AAWK technical institutes across Kerala.
Association of Automobile Workshops Kerala (AAWK) is an organisation of automobile garage owners and technicians having nearly 60,000 active members.
AAWK COCHIN has 60,000 active members and more than 2.5 lakhs technicians working in this sector of automobiles after sales in the state. After continuous awareness camps and workshops conducted in association with many central and state government departments, AAWK COCHIN members realized the advantage of being updated in both technically and infrastructure basis.
Majority of them started to mechanize their enterprises and search for suppliers and manufacturers. Majority manufacturers of Tools & Equipment, Auto Components, Auto Electricals & batteries, Tyre & Tubes, Oil & Lubricants, auto accessories, Garage & Workshop Equipment etc. can utilize this great gathering of potential buyers of their product.
Full benefits offered by the organization are timely allotted to the all the members of the organization without any employer-employee distinction for those without any annual subscription dues.
BHARAT SEVAK SAMAJ TRAINING SCHOOL
Bharat Sevak Samaj(BSS) Training School was started from April 24, 2015. The third floor of the state committee office was utilized for the training. The members of the organization who are currently working on the workshops have been given classes by expert academicians and issue professional certificates by examining the performance of skill tests. Shri. A C Davis is now chairman of the training board.
4 boards have been constituted by each of the representatives of each district for organizational functioning.
1. Welfare Board
2. Training Board
3. News Bulletin Board
4. Welfare Fund Board
Once in three months, these boards are discussing topics and making decisions.
AAWK Technical Institute was initiated by the approval of the Government of India's Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) implemented by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
STUDENTS REGISTERED UNDER ASDC COURSE:
AAWK TECHNICAL INSTITUTES- The best place for job-oriented training
India's fastest growing automobile industry is one of the prestigious industries in the IT sector.
This automobile industry, which comes with lakhs of jobs, is estimated to produce about 1.5 crore vehicles in Kerala. Taking in account of the above statistics, there will be none to care for nearly 5 lakh vehicles thus produced.
Even those who have studied automobile engineering do not even try to care for vehicles, AAWK; the only Nodal Agency for ASDC in Kerala started Technical institutes to bridge the challenge.
With 15 months of Central Government Diploma Course, AAWK Technical institutes produced numerous world class technicians in automobile industry.
For the first time in Kerala, AAWK Technical institute has trained candidates who could repair well all of today’s modern technology vehicles rolling out.
Along with Central Govt. Diploma, AAWK Technical Institute provides job opportunities for candidates with basic qualification SSLC and under 35 years of age.
AAWK Technical institute can well be called the best place for job-oriented training due to several reasons.
WORKING OF AAWK TECHNICAL INSTITUTES
Note: AAWK Technical training in automotive sector will be conducted in Cochin only.
AAWK offers the following courses:
AAWK Certificate Courses are as follows:
AAWK TECHNICAL TRAINING BENEFITS
AAWK Technical Institutes
Near Railway station
Kottarakkara Kollam road
AAWK Technical Institutes
North of MSM College
Goutham Shopping Complex
Karakonam. P. O
AAWK THROUGH YEARS
Those who are members of the welfare fund, those who do not pay the downtime and past 60 year olds will be given pension according to the budget announcement.
INSURANCE COVERAGE PROVIDED BY AAWK
Association of Automobile Workshops, Kerala publishes a monthly magazine AAWK News. For Pension Scheme, print magazine -News Bulletin is distributed to the members of the association.
AAWK News Bulletin is the official publication of the association that has served the task of bringing out the best in Automobile industry for the readers all through the years.Reporting almost every employment opportunities of Automobile industry in Kerala, the magazine proves to be a platform for all kind of automobile services in Kerala.
An annual Subscription of Rs. 240 for 12 edition is paid for it.
THE PILLARS OF AAWK
M. Rajagopalan Nair - Chief Patron
M.K. Vijayan - State President
K.G Gopakumar - State General Secretary
K.A. Joseph - State Treasurer
B.S Meerannan - State Vice-President
K.C. Peter - State Vice president
C. Sivanandhan - State Vice-President
P.K.Viswambaran - State Joint Secretary
T.P Balan - State Joint Secretary
O.S. Maniradhan - State Joint Secretary
A.C. Davis - Training Board Chairman
P.K. Prakasan - Arbitration Chairman
Phone: 0484-2204561, 4043990