Saturday, February 4, 2023

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Inaugurates Its 18th Center Of Excellence At Bengaluru, Karnataka

* Continues its contribution to “Skill India Mission” by developing skill development at grassroot level 

Emphasizing its commitment towards the creation of a world-class skill pool including nurturing a mind-set for excellence in quality, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the setting up of a Center of Excellence (CoE) in JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Bengaluru, and 18th CoE in the State of Karnataka. Aimed at offering the students hands on experience about engines and powertrains and its functioning, the center will provide students with the opportunity to assemble and disassemble an engine and understand better about automobile powertrains. 

The inauguration was graced by Shri Ravindra Bhandary, Vice President, JAIN Group, Dr. S. A. Hariprasad, Director, Jain University-Faculty of Engineering and Technology (JU-FET) and Mr. Sudeep S Dalvi, Sr Vice President, Director & Chief Communication Officer, TKM along with other senior officials.  

Drawing inspiration from Toyota’s aim of enhancing skill-levels of students and provide trained and competent work force for the automotive industry, the institute will have a robust curriculum to impart high quality skill education, by providing expert trainers, facilities, and equipment. The CoE set up within the campus will feature a Toyota engine, transmission, and powertrain as cut section and do-it-yourself models. 

Commenting on Toyota’s support in developing world-class infrastructure and skill programs, Shri Ravindra Bhandary said, “We are extremely happy to collaborate with Toyota, who are at the forefront of pioneering automotive technologies across the world. The Center of Excellence will serve as a great learning opportunity and provide practical exposure for our students beyond the classrooms. These initiatives are vital to make our students industry-ready and employable in a fast-growing automobile sector. We are thankful to TKM for their immense contribution towards skill development of our students and look forward to further strengthening our collaboration.” 

Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Sudeep S Dalvi, Sr Vice President, Director & Chief Communication Officer, TKM said, “As an organization, we understand the emerging skill landscape and the gaps that exist in the formal training. Through this initiative our efforts are to plug the skill gap, which in turn will enable the auto industry to reach higher levels of global competitiveness. In addition, the Center of Excellence will aim to foster experiential learning so that students can develop a better understanding of concepts and advanced technologies. We are happy to collaborate with Jain University, and we hope that through this initiative we can create more learning opportunities for the students.” 

Over its 25 years of existence in In India, TKM has been passionate about creating a scalable and sustainable skill initiatives focused to bridge the gap underlying India’s rapidly growing manufacturing sector with evolving technologies and skilled manpower. These efforts also will ensure contribution to the country’s vision of achieving self-reliance through ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’. The company had last year announced Phase II of Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) which involved major enhancement of skilling infrastructure, with a goal to skill a larger number of students from rural backgrounds in advanced automotive technologies, thereby making them industry ready and employable.  

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