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Jasmeet.9.thmb.jpg Challenges are there, but opportunities abound in auto detailing: COADE MD

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In an interview with SME Times, Jasmeet Singh Gulati, Managing Director of COADE, said that opportunities abound in auto detailing sector though there are several challenges as well, adding that one potential challenge that businesses may encounter when recruiting employees for the auto detailing industry is finding qualified candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge.

The auto detailing industry requires workers who are detail-oriented, have good hand-eye coordination, and are able to follow instructions carefully, he added.

Excerpts of the interview

1. In what ways have your visions for The COADE evolved since your initial ideas for it?

Starting with an idea for skill development program for unorganized car detailing sector in India with a huge market size covering the automobile sector. Seeing the potential for the industry COADE initiate the program to teach and skill the unorganized sector and start up entrepreneur to give them the entire Car Detailing skillset the COADE was originated

1. Starting with 1 centre to reach at 3 centre catering north and south India students Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore

2. Plan to expanded in Pune and Guwahati in another 3 months

3. Started with just 2 student on board now having 20+ students are getting training

4. Advance tools , individual gadgets include

5. New curriculum , finance scheme, site sourcing provide

6. 100+ students trained

7. Nearly 60+ students started their car detailing store all over India and 30+ upgraded their business

8. Appointed well skilled certified trainers for trainnig

2. What do you think would be the most effective way of partnering with the government to aid the car detailing sector? Do you have any plans to partner with the government in the near future?

There are many potential ways that the government could partner with the car detailing sector to provide support and assistance. Some possible options could include:

1. Financial assistance: The government could offer grants, loans, or other forms of financial assistance to help small businesses in the car detailing sector get started or expand.

2. Training and education: The government could provide training and education programs to help workers in the car detailing sector develop new skills and stay up-to-date on industry best practices. The government can help the students by giving them subsidy on training with coade

3. Regulatory reforms: The government could work with the car detailing sector to identify and address any regulatory barriers that are hindering growth and development, such as burdensome or out-dated regulations.

4. Marketing and promotion: The government could partner with the car detailing sector to promote the industry and raise awareness of the services that are available to consumers.

5. Research and development: The government could support research and development initiatives in the car detailing sector to help businesses stay at the forefront of innovation and improve their products and services.

6. Schools and Institute: The government can make the car detailing training course as a vocational course like other courses as well since car detailing is a rising and prominent source of income.

Ultimately, the most effective way of partnering with the government to aid the car detailing sector will depend on the specific needs and challenges faced by businesses in this industry, as well as the resources and priorities of the government.

3. What makes car detailing still important at a time when many people prefer to purchase a new car rather than go through the entire detailing process?

There are several reasons why car detailing can still be important, even at a time when many people prefer to purchase a new car rather than go through the detailing process. Some of the reasons include:

1. Cost-effective: Detailing a car can be more cost-effective than buying a new one, especially if the car is in good condition and only needs minor repairs or maintenance.

2. Improved appearance: Detailing a car can help to improve its appearance and make it look like new, which can be appealing to many people.

3. Increased value: Detailing a car can help to increase its value, particularly if the car is being sold or traded in. A well-maintained, clean car is generally more attractive to potential buyers and may fetch a higher price.

4. Personal preference: Some people simply prefer to keep their existing car rather than buying a new one, and detailing is one way to help maintain the car's appearance and performance.

5. Environmental considerations: Detailing a car rather than buying a new one can also be more environmentally friendly, as it helps to reduce the production and disposal of new vehicles.

4. Undoubtedly, the opportunities are huge in auto detailing; let's hear about the challenges you have encountered when recruiting people to become part of The COADE or when providing training for auto detailing.

One potential challenge that businesses may encounter when recruiting employees for the auto detailing industry is finding qualified candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge. The auto

detailing industry requires workers who are detail-oriented, have good hand-eye coordination, and are able to follow instructions carefully. It may be difficult to find candidates who meet these criteria, especially if the business is located in an area with a limited pool of qualified candidates.

Another challenge that businesses may face when training employees in the auto detailing industry is ensuring that they have the necessary resources and equipment to provide effective training.

Providing hands-on training can be especially important in the auto detailing industry, as it allows employees to gain practical experience and develop their skills. However, providing this type of training can be costly, and businesses may need to invest in training materials, equipment, and other resources.

Finally, businesses in the auto detailing industry may also face challenges in retaining trained employees. The auto detailing industry can be physically demanding, and employees may be more likely to leave if they are not satisfied with their job or working conditions. Providing a positive work environment and offering competitive compensation and benefits can help businesses retain trained employees and reduce turnover.

5. As an industry leader, what new developments do you anticipate in the auto detailing sector in the future?

However, it is likely that the auto detailing industry will continue to evolve and adapt to changing market conditions and consumer preferences. Some potential developments that could shape the future of the auto detailing sector include:

1. Increased use of technology: The auto detailing industry may continue to adopt new technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to improve efficiency and accuracy.

2. Growing demand for sustainable practices: Consumers may increasingly demand environmentally friendly and sustainable detailing practices, leading to a greater focus on using eco- friendly products and reducing water and energy usage.

3. Customization and personalization: The auto detailing industry may see an increase in demand for customized and personalized detailing services that cater to individual customer preferences and needs.

4. Increased focus on customer experience: Providing an exceptional customer experience may become increasingly important for auto detailing businesses as they seek to differentiate themselves from competitors and build customer loyalty.

5. Changes in the way services are delivered: The auto detailing industry may see changes in the way services are delivered, such as the increased use of mobile detailing services or the use of innovative delivery models such as subscription-based services.

What major goals do you have for The COADE in 2023?

1. To encourage entrepreneurship through our skill based auto detaining programs and to develop more than 3000 start-up entrepreneurs.

2. To expand from 3 to 10 training Facilities in major metro cities all over India

3. To reach almost every corner and make youth of India employable.

4. To build a organized network of professional detailers all over India

5. To make The Coade Recognized in Asian, European and us countries

6. To make Car detailing as recognized employable sector

 
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