Ahmedabad, Sep 19 (UNI) Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) in conjunction with Toyota Motors Corporation has brought its global Toyota Technical Education Programme (TTEP) to the city in order to develop highly skilled young technicians for the automotive industry.
As part of the programme, Toyota will train 38 students in the first batch at the government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Kuberanagar in Ahmedabad. Nearly two thousand students are going to be benefited through the programme, TKM Managing Director A Toyoshima said here today.
He said that the initiative has been taken so that the partnership with the Technical Institutes will enhance the technical prowess of the students and will benefit the Indian Auto Industry at the macro level.
Toyota has introduced this program in 436 institutes across 52 countries including India. In India, TTEP is currently being run at four locations that will be increased to six more locations this year. Out of 74 students, who underwent training so far, 66 have been employed by Toyota dealerships, he said.
Under this unique technical education program, TKM will partner with the institutes by training the instructors of the institute with the latest technology used at Toyota that will expose students to the cutting edge technology used in automotive industry.
TKM will be investing Rs 6 crore to implement the TTEP program across the country. TMC will fund the project and provide TTEP training packages and Toyota service training manuals.
TTEP curriculum has been synchronized with ITI's syllabus in the second year of the course and the job training will also be provided at the nearby Toyota dealership every week for a period of six months so that the students can get a first hand feel of Toyota Production System, he added.