As part of its skill development programme, Toyota Kirloskar Motor aims to achieve high skill levels for development of core employability and for promoting technology that meets the demands of various industries globally.
Bengaluru, November 20, 2018: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) opened the Toyota Centre of Excellence at the Global Academy of Technology located in Bengaluru, and expanded its efforts towards skill development. These centres of excellence are opened to improve the skilled workforce which can meet the growing industry requirements. This is Toyota’s third Centre of Excellence in Karnataka.
To aid far reaching knowledge-base of engine composition at a fundamental level, Toyota handed over one cut section of the vehicle engine and an assembled engine. The key focus was to enable comprehensive learning opportunities for the students, offering them a first-hand experience of the vehicle engine. The engine assembly section enabled the students to gain an insight of the real orientation of the assembled engine including the dismantling and re-assembling techniques, thus achieving high quality skill sets in engine operating mechanism.
This initiative is basically incorporated to pursue Toyota’s main objectives to promote, set up, monitor, govern and regulate institutions and academies for skills excellence for development of core employability skills, competency standards and for promoting technology that meets the demands of various industries globally.
Commenting on this initiative, Dr. N. Ranapratap Reddy, Principal, Global Academy of Technology said, “Through this programme, we are confident that the students would gain a better insight of the high-level skill techniques associated with the engine, which is an essential part of a vehicle, while enriching their learning experience at our Academy of Technology.”
Speaking on the occasion, Naveen Soni, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “Through our established Centre of Excellence, in association with various colleges and institutes across the country, we are striving to aid comprehensive learning among the students at the base classroom levels in our mission to provide India a highly skilled workforce, to match with evolving skill demands of the automotive industry.”
The company has been working towards enhancing the employability quotient in the automobile manufacturing industry across India, by promoting unique skill sets. As a part of its commitment towards developing world class skilled workforce for the emerging Indian auto industry, Toyota in 2007, established the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI). This institute exclusively emphasizes on overall development of the trainees as per industry requirements and thereby contributing young multi-skilled, energetic, ideal students to the nation. Some of the key highlights of TKM’s other skill initiatives are:
a) Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) offers a three-year rigorous full-time training in automobile assembly, automobile paint, automobile weld and mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and industrial electronics).
b) Gurukul is a well-equipped learning centre at TKM. It imparts diverse training to employees at all levels which helps them to improve their abilities and thoroughly fulfill their roles. Everyone who works in Toyota experiences 70 per cent of their development through the job itself, and the experience serves as a driving force in developing the next generation.
c) Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP) provides technical know-how training to ITI students across India along with providing hands-on real-time experience within Toyota dealerships.
d) Toyota Tantrajna is a unique skill development project initiated in association with the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC).
e) Under the Toyota Apprentice Scheme (TAS), TKM has trained over 12,000 apprentice members (ITI, diploma and engineer) since 2002, which makes it one of the largest sources of providing such manpower to the industry.