Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the launch of 60h T-TEP institute at Montfort Academy, Goa with support of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Automotive Skill Development Corporation (ASDC). The primary objective of this initiative is to enhance the student’s skillsets with special focus on rural areas, thereby strengthening their employability through the company’s unique training initiative namely Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP).
The inauguration event was graced by Dr. Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister, Rajesh Faldessai, MLA; in presence of Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC, Vikram Gulati, Country Head & EVP, TKM, B. Padmanabha, VP, TKM, Rev. Bro. Chandy Sg from Montfort Academy and Shrinivas Pawar, Dealer Principal, Sharayu Toyota.
Aimed at generating talented and technically skilled professionals for the automobile industry, T-TEP strongly contributes to India’s “Skill India” mission. With T-TEP, thus far, TKM is associated with 60 ITIs/Polytechnic Institutes covering 24 states across the country. Currently, more than 12,000 students have been trained and 70% of the students are working in various automobile company dealerships in the country.
On this occasion, Dr.Pramod Sawant, said: “Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s initiative, in collaboration with Montfort Academy, Goa will have a big impact towards developing highly skilled, employable, and future ready youths. These efforts of collaboration by industry partners like Toyota which are aligned with the Government of India’s Skill India Mission, will support in bridging the existing skills gap and help develop world-class workforce in state of Goa.”
Expressing his view, Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC said, “Toyota is known for its exceptional quality products and services, which stems from developing world-class people, processes, and necessary infrastructure. T-TEP is continuously growing and adapting to the changing needs and dynamics of auto industry and this initiative is an important step to further enhance skill development with special focus to provide opportunities for youth to learn and excel.”
Present at the inauguration, Vikram Gulati, Country Head & EVP, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Automotive industry is growing tremendously and since 2006 T-TEP has become a benchmark by adopting exceptional training modules, thereby benefitting the automotive service industry and society at large. Through the T-TEP initiative, we develop talented youths by equipping them with world-class training on advanced technologies. Our collaboration with Montfort Academy, Corlim, Goa will strengthen the talent pool from the grass root level and provide opportunities for youth with special focus on rural areas”.
Talking about this partnership, Rev. Bro. Chandy Sg said, “With advancements in technology in the auto industry and unprecedent growth in motorization, we need to ensure that the consumers receive the best-in-class services, especially in rural areas. To align with this requirement, we will need highly skilled technicians, making it imperative that students at technical training centers have access to advanced technologies and gain hands-on training experience. With this collaboration, students at Montfort Academy, Corlim, Goa will get an opportunity to understand Toyota’s values, best practices, and advanced technologies which will benefit not only the students but also the entire industry, thereby contribute toward the Skill India Mission.”
Talking about this initiative, Shrinivas Pawar, Dealer Principal, Sharayu Toyota, said “As a part of this initiative, Toyota will support the institute with latest curriculum covering automobile fundamentals, safety, Toyota values and basic soft skills. The company along with its dealer partner has invested over Rs 1 million towards infrastructure, e-learning contents, engines, transmissions, practice kits and train the institute’s faculty through its unique Train-The-Trainer approach. In addition, Sharayu Toyota will also support by providing On-Job-Training to these students. The Montfort Academy, Corlim, Goa will effectively adopt this program via T-TEP syllabus and enable the students to undergo the on-the-job training.”