Toyota Kirloskar Motor launches Toyota Technical Educational ProgramToyota Kirloskar Motor launches Toyota Technical Educational Program in ITI, Ahmedabad for skilled technicians updated with latest automotive technologies.
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
22 Sep 2007
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (TKM) has launched a programme for technicians at the Indian Technological Institute (ITI), Ahmedabad for automotive education with an investment of Rs 6 crore in 20 ITIs across India by 2010.
Expected to expose students to the latest in automotive technology, an on-the-job, six-month training at Toyota dealerships will be part of curricula and the ITIs will gain Toyota training system and material. The special training module, called Toyota Technical Educational Program (T-TEP) will enhance the skill sets and employability of the students. Nearly 2,000 students are expected to benefit through the programme.
The Indian-skilled technicians suffer from low certification rates and are not trained for repair and diagnostics. T-TEP hopes to bridge these gaps by partnering with ITIs and jointly working with its dealers over the next four years.
The T-TEP curriculum has been synchronised with the ITIs syllabi in the second year of the course. TKM will partner the institutes by training their instructors with the latest technology used at Toyota.
Toyota has introduced this programme in 436 institutes across 52 countries, including the US, Australia, Italy, South Africa, China, Vietnam, and India.
TKM is a joint venture between Toyota Motor Corporation and the Kirloskar Group.