Reiterating its commitment to India’s vision of achieving self-reliance through ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), announced the signing of an MoU with the Government Toolroom and Training Center (GTTC).
Aimed at providing students with extensive industry-level training and generating higher job opportunities for young India, this new milestone strengthens the company’s goal of creating a world-class skill pool in the Indian auto industry.
The MoU was exchanged between Mr. H. Raghvendra, Managing Director, GTTC, and Mr. G. Shankara, Vice President, HR, and Services, TKM, in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Karnataka Mr. Basavaraj Bommai, and Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, IT & BT, Science & Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood Government of Karnataka.
Quality products and services stems from developing world-class skilled manpower and the objective is not only to manufacture safe and eco-friendly vehicles, but to also build a skilled workforce to contribute to the betterment of the whole society.
In this direction, this initiative will assist the trainees to acquire skillsets that are relevant to the manufacturing industry and to improve their employment potential through a ‘Learn and Earn’ approach comprising of theoretical and On-the-Job training.
The course duration consists of, one month of theoretical training followed by industry based On Job Training (OJT) for 21 months wherein the apprentice will get stipend during their OJT.
Talking about the initiative, Mr. G. Shankara, Vice President HR Services, TKM said, ”As we collaborate with GTTC, we further aim to strengthen “Skill India Mission” by ensuring the students get to learn and practice thereby enhancing the availability of skilled manpower.”
“While the industry is developing at a rapid pace, there is a dire need of the right skill set, knowledge, and attitude. To achieve this challenge, together with GTTC we are bridging the gap by providing the students with the right skills and developing them into employable youths”, G. Shankara added.
On this occasion, Mr. H. Raghvendra, Managing Director, GTTC, said, “I believe, these new initiatives will not only support India’s mission but also contribute to enhancing social development by increasing employment opportunities and upskilling manpower.”
“This collaboration between Toyota, as an industry partner, and GTTC, as basic training provider, will play a substantial role in contributing to the nation’s vision of “Make in India” and “Skill India””, H. Raghvendra added.
To create world-class manpower in advanced technologies and manufacturing, TKM has undertaken a major expansion of their training institute with capacity going up from 200 to 1,200 students. TKM has trained more than 77,360 employable youths in various skill development initiatives.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has collaborated and is engaged in developing one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in every district of Karnataka (31 districts). Through Toyota Technical Education Program (TTEP), TKM continues to develop trainees in 49 Institutes, across 17 States in India.
Further, TKM has tie-ups with Government of Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Haryana, New Delhi, and Telangana providing skill enhancement to students and faculty members.