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Toyota Technical Training Institute Expands to enhance Inclusivity and Diversity

Bangalore, 10th November 2023: In a significant step towards supporting the “Skill India Mission,” Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today, announced the expansion of its Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI ) in Bidadi. This marks the success of its existing programs and TTTI’s strong commitment to empower the rural youth of Karnataka with the skills and knowledge for transforming them into world class technicians thereby ensuring growth, employment, and development of society.

The event was graced by Shri D K Shivakumar, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil, Hon’ble Medical Education & Skill development, Entrepreneurship and Livlihood Minister, Shri D K Suresh, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Loksabha, Bangalore Rural Constituency, Shri H C Balakrishna, Hon’ble Member of Legislative Assembly, Magadi Constituency, Shri Mankal S Vaidya, Hon’ble Minister of Fisheries, Ports and Inland Transport, Government of Karnataka along with Shri Swapnesh R Maru, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Shri Sudeep S Dalvi, Senior Vice President, Director and Chief Communication Officer, G Shankara, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer, TKM.

TTTI, well-known for its comprehensive curriculum and unwavering commitment to the development of its students, is now doubling its intake from 600 to 1200 students which will include upto 600 female students, providing opportunities for students from economically challenging backgrounds and rural areas in Karnataka, with a steadfast focus on enhancing gender diversity as a pivotal component of its expansion. Alongside its existing 3-year regular course, TTTI has also introduced the Toyota Kaushalya 2-year course under the “Learn & Earn” approach to further promote skill development, employment opportunities, and inclusive participation. The increase of intake of students has resulted in the enhancement of infrastructure like residential facilities including exclusive accommodation for female students, new class rooms, and equipments for enhanced skill training which will further provide ideal environment for holistic learning and development of the students at TTTI.

Mr. G. Shankara, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, TKM & TKAP, expressing his thoughts, said, “TTTI has always strived to provide a platform for the youth to acquire advanced skills and knowledge, and this expansion is a testament to our commitment to reach out to more students from economically challenging backgrounds, promote diversity, and skill development. Our comprehensive curriculum enhances learning opportunities while fostering an inclusive learning environment. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact on society and contributions from our students who are equipped to work and perform not only within the state or the country but also at a global level. Currently we have trained close to 1000 students who have demonstrated excellence in their skill sets, acquiring knowledge that is crucial for the growth of the automotive industry. The success of TTTI’s programs, is illustrated by our students excelling in their careers, which has been a source of immense pride for us.”

Since its inception in 2007, TTTI has been committed to providing advanced technical education and fostering overall development among rural youth. The planned increase in student intake reinforces TKM’s commitment to empowering economically challenged students, creating world-class technicians, enhancing societal development, and employment. One of the recent initiatives to promote admission of female students, ‘Toyota Kaushalya,’ has been well-received by students. It offers a unique opportunity for youth to acquire skills relevant to the manufacturing industry, combining theoretical learning with on-the-job training (OJT) enhancing their employability. Furthermore, many of our employees after been trained at TTTI and TKM get the opportunity to be trained in Japan to gain hands on experience in global environment.

TTTI proudly promotes inclusivity by providing free training to economically challenged students. The students have achieved remarkable feats in prestigious competitions like the India Skills and World Skills contests, bringing immense pride to the nation. The residential training program offered by TTTI plays a crucial role in the holistic development of our students, encompassing knowledge, skills, physical fitness, and mental abilities. In addition, TKM has taken efforts to replicate and promote manufacturing work culture in government institutes like Industrial Training Institutes ( ITIs ) and Govt Tool Room and Training Centres (GTTCs).

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