Toyota Kirloskar Motor. Began in 1950, the WorldSkills Competition is the global hub for skills excellence and development. It is the global space for government, education, industry, and association leaders to discuss relevant and important issues related to skills management.
In a major boost to Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s contribution to the country’s “Skill India” program, Mr. N Akhilesh and Mr. S N Karthik Gowda, from the company has made the nation proud by winning a bronze medal at the Mechatronics Skills during the WorldSkills Competition held in Germany from 4th to 7th October 2022.
Having first been selected through an internal skill competition, they made it to the District, Zonal, State, Regional and IndiaSkills competition before reaching the WorldSkills arena.
The participants were selected through a nationwide screening process under the aegis of National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI).
Participants from 26 Countries including India, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom etc. showcased their skills during the WorldSkills competition.
In the Mechatronics Skills category, India won the bronze, Chinese Taipei bagged silver and Japan received gold.
“Mr N Akhilesh and Mr. S N Karthik Gowda’s triumph at the WorldSkills has given our skill development projects a much-needed boost, Toyota is committed to building a self-sufficient and globally competitive value chain through major efforts and investments in human development. Toyota’s human development efforts are motivated by the company’s philosophy that its most valuable asset is its people, and these initiatives help us achieve our vision of “Producing Mass Happiness for All” by sharing knowledge and developing young people into world-class technicians. As a result, we believe that skill development should be promoted as the cornerstone for attaining Atmanirbhar Bharat. We thank Government of Karnataka and Government of India for promoting and developing young minds through the Skill India Mission.”said Mr. G. Shankara, Vice President, Human Resources and Services of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM).
Recently Mr. Likith Kumar Y P from TKM also won the Bronze medal at the WorldSkills competition representing India in Prototype Modeling Skills which was held at Switzerland from 7th to 9th September 2022.
Toyota established the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) in 2007 as part of its commitment to developing world-class skilled workforce for the emerging Indian auto industry.
The institute offers a three-year rigorous full-time training in Automobile Assembly, Automobile Paint, Automobile Weld, and Mechatronics to financially challenged students from Karnataka’s rural hinterlands.
TKM’s three-year free residential training programme focuses not only on knowledge and skills, but also on body and mind growth.
The National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT), the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), the Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC), and the Directorate General of Training all recognise TTTI (DGT).
TKM has undertaken a major expansion of TTTI, increasing capacity from 200 to 1,200 students (academic batch-wise).
This will be a significant enhancement to the institute’s existing skill facility in its Bidadi plant, with a focus on scaling up students’ skillset for advanced technologies by globally certified skilled faculty members.
TKM has trained over 77,360 employable kids through various skill development initiatives to far. TKM is now trying to establish one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in each of Karnataka’s 31 districts.
TKM’s Toyota Technical Education Program continues to train students in 53 institutes throughout 22 Indian states (TTEP).
The fundamental goal of the TTEP programme is to improve students’ skill sets, which will develop the talent pool from the ground up and give possibilities for youngsters, with a special emphasis on rural areas. Toyota dealers also assist by giving on-the-job training to these students.
TKM also works with the governments of Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Haryana, New Delhi, and Telangana to strengthen students’ and faculty members’ skills.
TKM’s skill outreach has expanded throughout the years, culminating in the development of world-class skill champions.
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