Saturday, March 4, 2023

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Expands Centre Of Excellence In Bengaluru

-     Inaugurates 19th Centre in the city – reaches out to over 12,000 Engineering students in Bangalore

-     Reinforces continued commitment to “Skill India” Mission by developing skill at grassroot level

As a part of its continuing emphasis towards the creation of a world-class skill pool including nurturing a mind-set for quality excellence, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the setting up of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru. Aimed at offering engineering students with hands-on experience about powertrains and its functioning, the students will gain the opportunity to practically assemble and disassemble engines and gain a better understanding about automobile powertrains.

The 19th Centre in the city was inaugured by Dr. M.P Shyam, President, Rashtreeya Sikshana Samithi Trust (RSST) and Dr. K N Subramanya Principal RV College of Engineering in the presence of Mr. Swapnesh R Maru – Executive Vice President, TKM and other senior officials.

Drawing inspiration from Toyota’s efforts of enhancing skill-levels of engineering students, the tie-up has provided over 12,000 students with easy access to a robust curriculum through expert trainers, facilities, and equipment. The CoE set up within the campus will also consist of 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, Dr. M.P Shyam, President, RSST said, “We are delighted that Toyota has collaborated with RVCE for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence in Automotive Engineering. As the automotive industry is witnessing a paradigm shift by way of technological innovations, so is the demand for a skilled talent. This creates a need to bridge the industry & academia gap. The traditional syllabus and methods of learning need to be constantly upgraded in order to enhance learning and motivation amongst students, which will help in synchronizing with the rapid transition and evolving requirements of the industry. With the establishment of this Centre, we are confident that the hands-on and practical training experience will strengthen their learning abilities and create good career opportunities.”

Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Swapnesh R Maru – Executive Vice President, TKM said, “TKM is committed to contribute to the “Skill India” mission, and this initiative of CoE at RVCE, further reinforces our efforts towards developing globally competitive talent pool, required for driving the “Make in India” program. Through this collaboration, with the prestigious RV College of Engineering, our efforts are to plug the skill gap and create better entry level engineering talent, and job opportunities, that will enable the auto industry on its path to greater localization and self-reliance. At Toyota, one of the pillars for an effective learning is through Genchi Genbutsu – which is a practice of analysing the root cause of any problem in its source, in order to solve that problem quickly, efficiently & sustainably. We have followed the same practice here, as we believe in enhancing the learning process, not just with books, but with simulations and experiential learning. Our skill enhancement related efforts are not just about our company but for the entire industry ecosystem and we will continue to support in training the youth with new-age engineering knolwdge and make them job-ready."

Over its 25 years of existence in India, TKM has been passionately creating a scalable and sustainable skill mandate focused to bridge the gap underlying India’s rapidly growing industrial sector with evolving technologies and availability of skilled manpower for the entire ecosystem. From imparting quality skill education to Engineering students to the entire workforce, the company’s efforts are aimed at ensuring contribution to the country’s vision of achieving self-reliance through ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’.

Furthermore, TKM has trained over 77,760 employable youths through a variety of skill development initiatives. TKM is currently developing one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in each district of the 31 districts in Karnataka. TKM continues to train trainees in 56 institutes across 25 States through the Toyota Technical Education Program (TTEP). The primary objective of the TTEP initiative is to enhance the student’s skill sets which will strengthen the talent pool from the grass root level and provide opportunities for youth with special focus in Rural and Semi Urban areas in line with the “Skill India“ initiative. In addition, Toyota dealers also support by providing On-Job training to these students. TKM also has collaborations with the Governments of Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Haryana, New Delhi, and Telangana to provide skill development to students and faculty members.

Recently, TKM has also undertaken a major expansion of TTTI with capacity going up from 200 to 1,200 students (academic batch-wise). This will be a major boost to the existing skill facility in its Bidadi plant with a focus to scale-up students’ skill levels on advanced technology, by Toyota expert trainers (globally certified).

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