Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has announced the opening of admissions for the academic year 2018-19 of Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI), a dedicated 3-year program that provides opportunities for intelligent students from economically weaker sections across Karnataka to become skilled technicians in auto manufacturing and plant administration.
According to Sailesh Shetty, vice-president, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, “TTTI, over the last 10 year,s has established itself as a centre of excellence for skill development in the area of mechatronics, weld paint and assembly. Our students have represented India in the World Skill Olympics held at Abu Dubai last year and have won the bronze medal in prototype modeling & medallion of excellence in mechatronics. Students are trained on global manufacturing practices & TTTI has accordingly been selected as one of the training institute, under Japan India Manufacturing [JIM] skill transfer promotion program.”
Sharing his experiences, Lokesh, a TTTI student, said, “The training and the best practices shared at TTTI has been excellent and it has transformed me to become an industry-ready employable citizen. I witnessed an overall personality development in self including physical fitness, communication skills, technical know-hows & manufacturing skills. As a part of the TTTI curriculum, the on-job training in the shop floor has given me an insight of the real-working experiences, to develop as an ideal employee. I thank Toyota for giving me this wonderful opportunity”.
The Toyota Technical Training Institute at Bidadi, Bangalore.
Admission to the 12th batch of TTTI is open to male candidates only (at present) from economically backward sections of the society, from across the state of Karnataka. Aspirants between the age of 15-17 years (as on 15th July 2018) and have cleared SSLC in their first attempt with 50 percent overall and 50 percent in Mathematics and Science each are eligible to apply.
The selection procedure which starts soon after the SSLC result announcement (during May 2018) includes a written test, skill test, physical test, assessment test, interview, medical test and antecedent check.
The TTTI curriculum and training
The three year full-term apprentice residential training in automobile manufacturing has four courses namely automobile assembly, automobile weld, automobile paint and mechatronics.
TKM says the training curriculum at TTTI is a unique blend which focuses on the holistic development of nnowledge (16%), skill (34%), body and mind (50%) of the students.
Training at TTTI is not restricted to classrooms and workshops alone but emphasises on overall development of the trainees as per industry requirements and towards 'perfecting people' and there by contributing young multi-skilled, energetic, ideal students to the country, which is currently facing a shortage of skilled manpower in the automotive industry.
On completion of the training, students get certification from Toyota Kirloskar Motor, ASDC (Automotive Skill Development Council) and JIM (Japan India Institute for Manufacturing) and are and are eligible to appear for NAC (National Apprentice Certificate) exam.
During the course, students are given the opportunity to participate in various national and internationals competitions like National Skill Competition and World Skill Competition (Skill Olympics).
TTTI has also been selected as a part of a partnership between Japan and India for Human Resource Development. Under this, Toyota Kirloskar Motor will be one the Indo-Japanese companies that will help enhance the manufacturing base of India and contribute to Make-In-India and Skill India, through training 30,000 persons over the next 10 years with Japanese-style manufacturing skills and practices.
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