Toyota’s human development approach to upscale “SKILL INDIA” by strengthening youth
Bangalore, 21st September 2017: Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today chaired a valedictory function organized to mark the culmination of ‘Toyota Tantrajna’, a unique skill development project initiated in association with the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC). Instituted in continuation to the automaker’s commitment to enhance the quality in skill development imparted to the youth in India, the program aims to increase employment opportunities in the Automotive Sector for underprivileged youth from both rural and urban, between the age group of 18-25 years.
The event held atthe Toyota plant in Bidadi, Karnataka was graced in the presence of seniorrepresentatives of Toyota Kirloskar Motor - Mr. Yoshihiro Horinouchi, DeputyManaging Director, Mr. Kan Asaine, Senior Vice President, Mr. Raju B Ketkale,Senior Vice President and Mr. Sailesh Shetty, Vice President.
‘ToyotaTantrajna’ launched in May, 2016 comprisesof 600 hours of classroom training by globally certified skill trainers, with aholistic approach balancing focus on body, mind and attitude. A comprehensiveyear and a month plus [Program duration - 13.5 months] training module consistsof an induction and fundamental skill training, On the Job development andclass room training and trade knowledge training [including Language - Englishspeaking skills, Computer soft skills, Interview etiquettes, etc.,]. After completion of course evaluation and certification by ASDC, TKM synergizesto connect the trainees with prospective employers through “Job Fair”. Toyotaprovides an attractive stipend, free commutation and canteen facility for thetrainees during the training period.
The first batch of ToyotaTantrajna has successfully trained more than 30 trainees, and the company islooking to impart this skill module to 400 youths by 2020-2021.
Congratulating thetrainees, Mr. Sailesh Shetty - Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said“The Indianautomotive industry is growing at an unprecedented pace and this willaugur numerous opportunities for the youth in our country. By the year 2020,India will have a huge benefit in demography with over 65% of the population inthe working age group. We at Toyota have been working tirelessly towardsharnessing this talent pool, by creating employable skilled talent for theemerging auto industry. ‘Toyota Tantrajna’ is one such initiative by us, tocreate a sustainable business environment through best-in-class technicaltraining and hands on experience, thereby creating a win-win sustainablebusiness module for both Toyota’s high-class qualitative operations and India’sprogressive economic growth.
I would like to congratulate all the participants whohave successfully completed the program, and wish them to make a mark, as arole model for the industry with quality performance and a positive attitude.We, at TKM, take this opportunity to thank ASDC for all the support extendedtowards this landmark skill program of Toyota Kirloskar Motor. It is indeed adelight to see these youths holding an elementary education, being developed tobe industry-ready with high skill sets through this training program,contributing to a progressive growth of our country.” He added.
Toyota KirloskarMotor continually undertakes training initiatives in the field of skilldevelopment.