Toyota aids to boost “Skill Excellence” in the State of Karnataka

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) in continuation to its sustainable efforts towards Skill Development, inaugurated the Toyota Centre of Excellence at Global Academy of Technology located in Bengaluru. The concept of establishing Toyota Centre of Excellence at various colleges and institutes are well aligned to enhance the skilled workforce to meet the growing industry requirements.

To aid far reaching knowledge-base of engine composition at the grass-root level, Toyota handed over one cut section of the vehicle engine and an assembled engine. The key focus is to enable comprehensive learning opportunities for the students, offering them a first-hand experience of the vehicle engine. The engine cut section will showcase the component set-up in an engine and its related functioning. While the engine assembly section enables 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, setup, 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.

The event was graced by Shri Lepaksha S, Secretary – National Education Foundation, Shri. Venkatappa, Additional Secretary – National Education Foundation and Ms. D.K. S. Aishwarya, Secretary – National Education Foundation.  Also, present at the event were Mr. B. Padmanabha, Vice President and Mr. Naveen Soni – Vice President representing the senior management team of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Commenting on this initiative, Dr. N. Ranapratap Reddy, Principal – Global Academy of Technology [GAT] said, “Toyota has always stood for Quality and Excellence through the years, pioneering in manufacturing cars with global standards. We are delighted to partner with Toyota through for this great initiative in imparting quality education amongst engineering students. Through this program, 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, Mr. 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 an highly skilled workforce to match with evolving skill demands of the automotive industry. As a responsible corporate citizen, we at Toyota design to aid the students to be industry ready with desired skill sets while contributing to the nations’ growth and Industry’s employability scenario.

We believe such practical exposure would enable the students to cope with different levels of operations associated with functional mechanisms.”

The company has been tirelessly 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) which offers a three-year rigorous full-time training in – Automobile Assembly, Automobile Paint, Automobile Weld and Mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and industrial electronics) to financially challenged students hailing from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families from across Karnataka. This institute exclusively emphasizes on over all development of the trainees as per industry requirements & towards “Perfecting people” and there by contributing young multi skilled, energetic, ideal students to the nation. Training Curriculum is a unique blend which focuses on the holistic development of Knowledge (16%), Skill (34%), Body and Mind (50%) of the students. Last year Toyota’s TTTI institute accomplished a key milestone of being selected for “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” under the MoU signed by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Government of India (MSDE).