Toyota Technical Education Program launched in Chhindwara

Chhindwara, March 10th, 2010:
  • Toyota has partnered with 17 Industrial Training Institutes so far
  • Over 650 industrial training institute students to benefit from this program every year
  • Will expose students to the latest in automotive technology
  • On-the-job training at Toyota Dealerships to be part of curriculum

Chhindwara, March 10th, 2010: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan its nationwide dealer network and CII, has introduced a unique training initiative - The Toyota Technical Education Programme (T-TEP) - at the CII National Centre Of Excellence, Chhindwara .Mr Shekar Viswanathan, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd , Mr. Jiro Suzuki, General Manager, TKM, and Mr. Pradeep Bhargava, Chairman, CII Skill Development Sub Committee & Managing Director -Cummins Generator Technologies & Mr. B. S. Khargaonkar, Chairman, CII Madhya Pradesh State Council & Executive Director, Force Motors Ltd. were present at the occasion.

T-TEP in India is a special training module launched in 2006. In its first year it was introduced in Delhi, at Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Industrial Training Institute followed by 3 other institutes. So far, 17 Institutions have been covered under the program in a span of 4years.

  • 2006-Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hubli.
  • 2007- Bangalore, Pune, Cochin, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad
  • 2008- Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Jaipur and Jalandhar
  • 2009 - Indore Mumbai and Delhi.

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, with this special training module aims at enhancing the skill sets and employability of the students, at the vocational training institutes in the country. TKM in partnership with CII has customized the T-TEP Program, to suit the special needs of the rural youth of Chhindwara. Through this customized program upto 100 students/year will undergo the T-TEP training. T-TEP will support the Vocational Training Institutes in the country to develop highly skilled young talented technicians enabling them to enhance their career in the automotive service industry. Technical manpower currently available in the Indian automotive service industry, is characteristic of low skill levels and is not trained for repair and diagnostics of the latest models of vehicles available in the market. T-TEP hopes to overcome these shortcomings by partnering with vocational training institutes and industry bodies like CII.

Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, DMD, Commercial Division, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd, commented "This partnership with CII will enable us to provide the latest automotive service training to the rural youth of Chhindwara and surrounding areas.This will also benefit our dealer fraternity. We wish to expose the students to latest service techniques used in the automotive industry, which will go a long way in enhancing their capabilities and give a boost to their careers."

In 2009, TKM has partnered with 3 technical training institutes -

  • Sir C. V. Raman Industrial Training Institute, Delhi
  • Industrial Training Institute, Nandanagar, Indore
  • Fr Agnel Technical Institute. Bandra (W) Mumbai.

The T-TEP curriculum has been customized especially for the CII National Center of Excellence to suit the needs of the rural youth for short term vocational training to enhance their skills and careers. Toyota's team of trainer's worked extensively with the experts from CII to design a curriculum for a duration of 3 months. Toyota has setup classroom and practice facilities essential for a conducive learning environment.. Toyota dealerships carry out weekly, on - the - job training, spread over a period of 2 months, in order to give the students a first hand feel of Toyota's technology and service systems. As a part of T-TEP, TKM has recruited instructors from Chhindwara area, who can understand the concerns of the students better and amend the training curriculum in accordance with their specific requirements.. The Instructors have been trained at Toyota's state of the art facilities in Bangalore. TKM will extend this partnership to other technical institutes in the coming years and plans to reach out to over 700 students every year.TMC and TKM will together fund th project in addition to providing T-TEP hi-tech training packages and Toyota service training manuals and materials.

T-TEP supports Toyota's comprehensive human resource development system that extends from the training at T-TEP institutes to recruitment and development at Toyota dealerships. However, if the students wish to join other companies, they are free to do so.

The effectiveness of T-TEP is widely recognized across the globe. Toyota has introduced this program in 53 countries, which include USA, Australia, Italy, South Africa, China, Vietnam and India. T-TEP has been implemented in 420 institutes across the 53 countries.

For details, please refer to http://www.toyotabharat.com/

Company nameToyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
LocationOutskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State
EstablishmentOctober 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Managing DirectorMr. Hiroshi Nakagawa
Equity participationTMC: 89%, Kirloskar Group: 11%
Land areaApprox. 432 acres (approx. 1.744,848 m2)
Annual production capacityApprox. 80,000 units
ProductsCorolla Altis, Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India. Camry, Prado and Land Cruiser imported as CBUs.
2009 production results51, 133 units
Number of employeesApprox. 3600 (as of December 2009)


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