July 30, 2012

Third batch of students graduate from Toyota Technical Training Institute

Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) conferred academic degrees to 63 students – the third batch - on the successful completion of its 3-year training course (2009-2012). The convocation ceremony was graced by Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys
Foundation. She toured the facilities at the institute and also spent time interacting with the students.

The first batch was conferred upon their academic degrees in 2010 in the gracious presence of Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. All the students of that batch have been inducted at Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

The learning programme at TTTI trains the students to be skilled technicians in auto manufacturing and plant administration thereby increasing their employment prospects.The academic course consists of a comprehensive, full time training in the following trades - Automobile Assembly, Automobile Paint, Automobile Weld and Mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and industrial electronics). The courses involve training at TKM plant where students are exposed to the practical experience of applying the world renowned Toyota Production System to the various manufacturing processes.

The curriculum is designed to be a complete learning experience, with basic subjects and recreational activities, being included in addition to imparting knowledge on automobile manufacturing. The purpose of this technical training institute is to offer students an opportunity to acquire special skills of 'Monozukuri' ('skilled manufacturing').

TTTI was established in 2007 as a part of TKM's social initiatives.TTTI trains students from economically poor backgrounds, coming from various parts of rural Karanataka, who have the talent but cannot opt for higher education. The institute is a fully residential school providing education free-of-cost to the students. The students are also given a stipend. The deserving students receive fellowships in addition to the stipend. 56 per cent of the students received fellowships for academic excellence this year. The institute not only trains students to be skilled workers, but also focuses on nurturing them to be good citizen of the country.

TTTI currently has 192 students. Additionally, 64 students have been selected from the 3,000 applications, received this year. Furthermore, TKM will encourage potential graduates of Toyota Technical Training Institute to join the company as Team Members.

"TTTI was established with the goal of offering underprivileged students the opportunity to acquire specialized skills in manufacturing. This also helps ensure that TTTI will prove to be a primary source of human resources for local production, with skilled graduates of TTTI going on to work at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited or any other manufacturing company of their choice," said Vikram Kirloskar, Vice-Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

"This is the third batch graduating from TTTI. All the students of the first and second batch have already joined us and are doing very well on the job. We wish these talented students contribute to the society through  manufacture of automobiles and hope that these bright young minds will not only make good cars but also become good citizens of the society," said Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.


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