Toyota Technical Training Institute celebrates graduation of its world-class skill talens
Bidadi, August 1st, 2018: Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI), an institute designed to train bright talents from the rural corners of Karnataka, today celebrated its 9th convocation ceremony and conferred academic degrees to 52 students from the outgoing batch of 2015-2018 [3 years TTTI course]. The academic honors were handed over by the Chief Guest Dr. K P Krishnan, Secretary – Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India along with Mr T. Kitagawa, Consul General of Japan, Bangalore and senior management representatives from Toyota Kirloskar Motor –Mr. Akito Tachibana – Managing Director, Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman and Whole-time Director and Mr. Sailesh Shetty - Vice President, while proud parents, friends and relatives watched from the sea of audience members who turned out for the event.
Considering the changing regulations from Safety - Fuel Efficiency [CAFÉ] - Emission norms, there is a continuous need for improvement in vehicle technologies. Therefore, there is tremendous need for highly trained manpower with right skill sets who understand the modern technology and its advancements, which stresses the need for quality training facilities to impart specialized skills. Corporate are working tirelessly to bridge the widening gap between the availability of skilled manpower and industry requirements, for an accelerated economic growth and steering towards greater industrial transformations.
With a focus to bridge this gap that the industry is grappling with dearth of entry-level talent, TTTI imparts world-class skills training to young talents of economically weaker sections of the society in rural Karnataka and provides a dedicated three-year program that focuses on the holistic development of Knowledge, Skill, Body and Attitude. With a structure that ensures the highest standard of education, the curriculum offers a unique blend of complete learning experience, along with basic subjects, recreational activities and comprehensive training on automobile assembly, automobile paint, automobile weld and mechatronics. In addition, students are given practical training by applying the world renowned ‘Toyota Production Systems’ to the various manufacturing processes at the Toyota plant in Bidadi. Since establishment, the institute has trained over 531 students who have been inducted on job at Toyota Kirloskar Motor & other Toyota Group companies with 100% placements.
Appreciating Toyota’s foresightedness in making the industry tomorrow ready, Dr. K. P. Krishnan – Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship – Government of India, said, “Our nation have extraordinarily talented youngsters, who must be nurtured and provided with the best possible opportunities to excel in the competitive society. We need more corporates like Toyota to support government’s Skill India initiative to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talent of the Indian youth. I would like to applaud the efforts of the faculty and staff of Toyota Technical Training Institute towards enhancing employability of the rural youth and congratulate all the outgoing students a bright future and a successful career”.
Handing over the degrees to the graduated students, Mr. Akito Tachibana, Managing Director - Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Toyota strongly believes that we have greater role in India than just manufacturing and selling safest and environment friendly cars. It goes beyond the core of our business to build a talent pool that can create a sustainable business environment. Toyota Technical Training Institute has been a significant arm of Toyota for more than a decade. Our aim here is to develop world-class workforce through a structured curriculum which not only enhances the students’ knowledge & core skill talents, but also focuses to train on the overall individual development with right attitude, work ethics and principles making them better citizens of the country. It is indeed a proud moment for all of us with TTTI graduates exceling in their skill sets to meet the industry standards and being globally competitive.
I am confident that TTTI graduated students will bring out their passion at work, be the best in the industry and explore more possibility to be even better with the imparted skill sets, contributing to the development of India in future, he added.”
Established in the year 2007 as a part of Toyota’s social initiatives, the first batch of students from TTTI received their academic degrees in 2010 in the gracious presence of Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. The institute is a fully residential school. The objective of TTTI is to develop good corporate citizens equipped with Toyota specific methodologies and create learning opportunities for the deserving individuals.
The students during the course also get an opportunity to participate in the National Skill Competition & World Skill Competition (Skill Olympics) in 3 categories namely - Mechatronics, Car Painting, Prototype Modelling. The TTTI batch of 2011 secured 4th position in World Skill Competition 2015 held at Sao Paulo, Brazil & won “Medallion of Excellence”. At last year’s 44th World Skills Competition held at Abu Dhabi, Mr. Kiran, employee of Toyota Kirloskar Motor won the bronze medal in the Prototype Modelling Skill, Mr. H Varun and Mr. T A Anand Kumar who are also alumni of TTTI and employees of TKM, ranked sixth in the Mechatronics Skill category & won “Medallion of Excellence”.
Over the years, TKM has undertaken holistic skill initiatives for the development of skilled manpower that ensures a secure and steady flow of qualified human resources not only for the community but also for the industry as a whole. Toyota’s vision to create a learning organization by developing competitive human resources among all stakeholders and they contributing towards the business sustainability. Besides TTTI, Toyota have curated some dedicated initiatives such as Toyota Apprentice Scheme [Training for Apprentice], Gurukul [In-house training for its employees], Toyota Technical Educational Program [Skill program for the students of Industrial & Technical Training Institutes] and many other skill initiatives to nurture a contingent workforce for the industry as a whole.
As a long term plan of associating with Academia, Toyota aims to collaborate with the academic council to add Toyota unique traits in the study curriculum. Toyota also focuses to mentor students through Toyota Engineers to develop future ready skilled manpower covering wider spectrum of human resources with world-class competitive skill levels.
As a responsible corporate, Toyota will continue the efforts to effectively contribute to skill enhancement of the budding workforce, in support of the common goal of SKILL INDIA MISSION. Through its robust skill development curriculum, Toyota focuses to build a strong work force for the industry as a whole.