Kirloskar Motor [TKM] announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Automotive Skill
Development Council (ASDC) to enhance student skill with special focus on rural
areas making youth more employable through the company’s unique training
initiative, Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP).
MoU was exchanged between Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer and
Officiating CEO, NSDC, Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC, and Sabari Manohar R,GM, TKM
in the presence of Rajeev Chandrasekhar Union Minister of State for Ministry of
Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Electronics and
Information Technology and Vikram Gulati, Executive Vice President, TKM.
at generating talented and technically skilled professionals for the automobile
industry, T-TEP is strongly aligned with
“Skill India mission” and so far, been associated with 56 ITI/Polytechnic
colleges covering 21 states. Currently more than 10,000 students have been
trained and 70% of the students are working in various automobile companies.
this occasion, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s initiative,
in collaboration with NSDC and ASDC, to establish skill development centers
across the country with a special focus on rural areas will have a big impact
in making the students highly skilled, employable, and future ready. This
effort is aligned with the Government of India’s Skill India Mission. The
government is committed to encouraging, supporting and collaborating with
industry partners like Toyota by providing them with a platform that will boost
their efforts in bridging the existing skills gap and help develop a workforce
of global standards.”
Minister further added, “Automotive sector is an important pillar of Indian
economy and offers huge scope in the manufacturing economy over the next 5-6
years. India can also be the Principal Pole for future of Automobile Sector in
India thereby creating huge opportunities for Skilling. The partnership with
Toyota is going to be an important one to shape this new direction to Skilling and
also serves as a shining example for other manufacturing companies to partner
with Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship through NSDC to take
PM’s vision of making India a Global Skills Hub forward”.
the initiative, Ved Mani Tiwari, said, “Automotive industry is growing
tremendously and since 2006 T-TEP has become a benchmark in imparting
automotive training and providing immense benefits to the automotive service
industry and society at large. By partnering with TKM and ASDC, NSDC will not
only be able to build a highly skilled technical workforce, with greater career
prospects in the automotive service industry, but also enable youngsters earn a
decent livelihood by providing them with employment opportunities. This
partnership will also encourage other automotive players to step forward in
making India a Skill Capital of the World”
about this partnership, Arindam Lahiri, CEO, ASDC said, “With advancements in
technology in the auto industry and unprecedented growth in motorization, we
need to ensure that the consumers receive the best-in-class services,
especially in rural areas. To align with it we will be needing highly skilled
technicians, making it imperative that students at technical training centres
have access to advanced technologies and gain hands-on training experience.
With this collaboration, training partners 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.”
his views, Vikram Gulati, Executive Vice
President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “Toyota is known for its exceptional
quality products and services, which stems from developing world-class people,
processes, and infrastructure. We are continuously growing and adapting to the
changing needs and dynamics of auto industry. Through the T-TEP initiative we
are striving to provide talented youths, training, and access to advanced
technologies hence this new collaboration with NSDC and ASDC will strengthen
the talent available at the grass root level and help them upskill as per the
a part of this initiative, ASDC will identify the institute as per the
requirements and Toyota will support the institute withlatest curriculum
covering automobile fundamentals, safety, Toyota values and basic soft skills.
In addition, the company will provide e-learning content, engines,
transmissions, practice kits and train the institute’s faculty through Train
The Trainer approach. Further Toyota dealer partner will support skill
development centers in sustenance and extend On-Job-Training to all the
students. ASDC would support in infrastructure enhancement and ensure student
training. TKM, dealer partners and ASDC will also conduct quarterly audits to
ensure the training quality. Post successful completion of T-TEP course the
student will be certified by Toyota, NSDC & ASDC.
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