Toyota launches Service Advisor Toyota Technical Education Program [SA T-TEP]

Gurgaon, 31st Jan, 2014: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd., in collaboration with its nationwide dealer network today announced the launch of its distinctive training model for Automotive Service Advisor under the Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP), at D.P.G Polytechnic, Gurgaon.

· TKM launches its 1st Automotive Service Advisor T-TEP Institute in India
· T-TEP , a CSR Initiative by Toyota Kirloskar Motor started in India in 2006
· Toyota has partnered with 26 Industrial Training Institutes so far under the TTEP program [ General T-TEP & BP T-TEP ]
· Toyota is partnering with Polytechnics for SA T-TEP for the first time for this kind of training.
· Will expose students to the latest in automotive repair technology
· On-the-job training at nearby Toyota Dealerships

Toyota launches  Service Advisor Toyota Technical Education Program  [SA T-TEP] (1)Present at the occasion were distinguished guests including:-
1. Mr.Naveen Soni, Vice President – Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd
2. Mr. Gopi Chand Gahlot, Former Deputy speaker, Vidhan Sabha, Haryana
3. Mr. Rajinder Singh, President, Chaudhary Partap Singh Memorial
Charitable Trust, Gurgaon
4. Mr. Rishi Pal Gahlot, Managing Director, D.P.G Polytechnic, Gurgaon

T-TEP, a special training module in which Toyota has tie up with industrial training institutes was launched in 2006 in India. After a span of 8 years, TTEP is now associated with more than 26 industrial training institutes under the program.

In its first year, the program was implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hubli. The program was subsequently introduced in Bengaluru, Pune, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Indore, Vizag, Ludhiana, Cuttack, Haldwani & Nalbari (Assam).

Till now around 3000 students are trained under this training program and more than 1800 are offered employment opportunities at Toyota Dealerships across India.

Considering this success, Toyota is introducing the advanced level of this program – SA T-TEP for the Polytechnics.
With this program, Toyota Kirloskar Motor intends to enhance the technical abilities and employability of Polytechnic/Diploma students in the age group of 16 to 18 years. The program will benefit Polytechnics in building skillful Service Advisors for the Indian Automotive Service industry. Around 40 students of Automobile/Mechanical Diploma will undergo this training per year.

The event marked the First launch of the Service Advisor TTEP Program. The syllabus imparts training on Automotive skills and Service Advisor skills in addition to Dealer specific requirement to students, thereby improving their knowledge of Automotive Service and facilitating the adoption of latest technology.

Present at the occasion, Mr. Naveen Soni, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “TTEP has been successfully implemented in 419 institutes across 53 countries. We introduced TTEP in India, in 2006, and since then have been successful in imparting training to ITI students, to create skilled manpower. Now moving ahead, we are collaborating with Polytechnics. In the coming years, we wish to contribute towards a marked increase in the availability of skilled manpower for the Indian automobile Service industry. We are committed to provide the best to the students, which will eventually benefit the industry on the whole.

The special course on Service Advisors would create skilled Service Advisors for the Automotive service industry”, continued Mr. Naveen Soni.

The SA T-TEP, a 1 year syllabus, introduces students to Toyota’s advanced technology and service techniques. It also includes, on-the-job training, at Toyota’s dealerships. As a part of this program, TKM will also train institute instructors in the latest technology, used at Toyota and the automobile industry.

TKM plans to introduce this program to Polytechnics across the country in the coming years and reach out to over 1000 students per year. This year, TKM plans to introduce this program at 2 Polytechnics [1 in south and 1 in west]. The manufacturer of Toyota vehicles in India provide T-TEP institutes with hi-tech training packages and Toyota service training manuals and materials.

T-TEP supports Toyota’s comprehensive human resource development system that extends from training at T-TEP institutes to recruitment and development at Toyota dealerships.

T-TEP is widely recognized across the globe for its effectiveness. The program has been successfully introduced in 53 countries by Toyota, which includes USA, Australia, Italy, South Africa, China, Vietnam and India.

Toyota launches  Service Advisor Toyota Technical Education Program  [SA T-TEP] (2)

Overview of TKM:

Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar group: 11%
Number of employees Approx. 6,400 +
Land area Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area 74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity Upto 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant

Established October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State
Products Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.

Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.

Installed Production capacity Upto 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant

Location On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)
Products Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, Camry, Camry Hybrid
Start of production December 2010
Installed Production capacity Upto 2,10,000 units