The inauguration of the new CoE was in the presence of Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Maha Swamiji, Chief Pontiff Sri Adichunchanagiri Math and President, SACST; Sri Sri Dr. Prakashnath Swamiji, MD, SJB and BGS Group of Institutions and Dr Puttaraju, principal, SJB Institute; and TKM's Naveen Soni and B Padmanabha.
In line with its sustained focus on skill development and young India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today inaugurated the Toyota Centre of Excellence (CoE) at SJB Institute of Technology, Bangalore. This is Toyota’s eighth CoE in the state of Karnataka.
TKM says its initiative to set up such centres at various engineering colleges and institutions is in tune with Toyota’s concept of enhancing skill-levels of students, to encourage entrepreneurs for the future and to provide well-trained, competent work force for the automotive industry. Through this skill initiative, the institution can be elevated to impart high quality skill standards by providing expert trainers, facilities and equipment.
TKM handed over one cutaway section of the vehicle engine and an assembled engine to the SJB Institute of Technology with a vision to augment in-depth knowledge of engine composition at the ground level. The objective is to provide comprehensive learning opportunities for the students, offering them a first-hand experience of the vehicle engine, that being the most important aspect of a vehicle.
The engine cutaway section will showcase the component setup in an engine and its related functioning. The engine assembly section enables the students to gain an insight of the real orientation of the assembled engine including the dismantling and re-assembling techniques, thus achieving high quality skill sets in engine operating mechanism as part of the Skill Enhancement program.
The CoE inauguration took place in the presence by Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Dr. Nirmalanandanatha Maha Swamiji, Chief Pontiff Sri Adichunchanagiri Math and President, SACST; ;Sri Sri Dr. Prakashnath Swamiji, MD, SJB and BGS Group of Institutions and Dr Puttaraju, principal of SJB Institute of Technology in the presence of senior representatives of Toyota Kirloskar Motor --Naveen Soni, VP, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and B. Padmanabha, VP, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
Commenting on this initiative, Dr Puttaraju, principal of SJB Institute of Technology, said, “Toyota has done exemplary work in many areas through its various initiatives in different aspects of the society. Skill enhancement is a major aspect and being a member of the fraternity, I feel it is our responsibility to impart quality education among our students. Through this program, we are confident that the students would gain a better insight into the complexity associated with the engine, which is an essential part of a vehicle, while enriching their learning experience and making it more fun and interactive.”
TKM's Naveen Soni said: “We at Toyota feel it is our imperative responsibility to develop a world-class workforce to cope with the future demands of the ever- evolving automotive industry. Through these established Centres of Excellence in association with various colleges and institutes across the country, we are striving to provide more in-depth learning and hands-on experience to the students at the grass-root level. We strongly believe that the quality of learning and education is very critical for the economic growth and development of a nation."
"Skill Development is one of the key pillars of our core CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and we are working towards offering the industry a better skilled and employable workforce. Toyota’s scalable and sustainable skill approach focuses to bridge the gap underlying India’s rapidly growing industrial sector with evolving technologies and availability of skilled manpower."
"We are confident that such practical exposure would enable the students to handle different levels of operations associated with automotive functional mechanisms, while making classroom learning more in-depth, interactive and interesting,” he added.
Toyota Technical Training Institute skills 'em young
On August 1, 42 Students from the 2016-19 batch were conferred with academic degrees at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of the Toyota Technical Training Institute, Bidadi.
As a part of its commitment towards developing a world-class skilled workforce for India Auto Inc, Toyota in 2007 established the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) which offers a three-year rigorous full-time training in – Automobile Assembly, Automobile Paint, Automobile Weld and Mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and industrial electronics) to financially challenged students hailing from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families from across Karnataka.
This institute exclusively emphasises on overall development of the trainees as per industry requirements and towards 'Perfecting people' and thereby contributing young multi-skilled, energetic, ideal students to the nation. The training curriculum is a unique blend which focuses on the holistic development of Knowledge (16%), Skill (34%), Body and Mind (50%) of the students. Last year Toyota’s TTTI institute accomplished the key milestone of being selected for “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” under the MoU signed by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Government of India (MSDE).
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