Toyota Technical Training Institute in India sees third batch of successful students

A total of 63 students have graduated from Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI). This is the third batch of students that have graduated after completing a three year training course. The students were felicitated at a convocation ceremony at which Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation was chief guest. She took a personal interest in these students, toured Toyota facilities and interacted with the graduates.

Students selected for this prestigious training will emerge as skilled technicians in auto manufacturing and plant administration. This training course consists of full time training in various facilities such as assembly, paint, welding, and a combination of both mechanical and electronics which is imparted to students on site at the Toyota plant, thus giving students theoretical and practical hands on approach.

TTTI has been conducting such courses since 2007. Students from financially backward sections and rural areas around Karnataka are selected for this course. These students have the talent but no financial means to pursue higher studies. The institute offers a residential course, free of cost education and students also receive a stipend. Special deserving students also receive a fellowship in addition to the stipend. Besides imparting technical knowledge, the course is designed in such a way as to impart soft skills, ethics and principals to the students so as to make them better citizens of the country. Toyota Kirloskar Motors also offers job opportunities to graduates of TTTI to join the company as Team Managers.

News release: Third Batch of Students Graduate from Toyota Technical Training Institute

63 students graduate from TTTI
Students trained to be world class technicians
56% of students receive fellowships for academic excellence
Students, industry-ready technicians on completion of training

Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) today conferred academic degrees to 63 students – the third batch – on the successful completion of its 3 year training course (2009-2012). The convocation ceremony was graced by Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation She toured the facilities at the institute and also spent time interacting with the students.

The first batch was conferred upon their academic degrees in 2010 in the gracious presence of Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. All the students of that batch have been inducted at Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

The learning programme at TTTI trains the students to be skilled technicians in auto manufacturing and plant administration thereby increasing their employment prospects.The academic course consists of a comprehensive, full time training in the following trades – Automobile Assembly, Automobile Paint, Automobile Weld and Mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and industrial electronics). The courses involve training at TKM plant where students are exposed to the practical experience of applying the world renowned Toyota Production System to the various manufacturing processes.

The curriculum is designed to be a complete learning experience, with basic subjects and recreational activities, being included in addition to imparting knowledge on automobile manufacturing. The purpose of this technical training institute is to offer students an opportunity to acquire special skills of “Monozukuri” (“skilled manufacturing”).

TTTI was established in 2007 as a part of TKM’s social initiatives.TTTI trains students from economically poor backgrounds, coming from various parts of rural Karanataka, who have the talent but cannot opt for higher education. The institute is a fully residential school providing education free-of-cost to the students. The students are also given a stipend. The deserving students receive fellowships in addition to the stipend. 56% of the students received fellowships for academic excellence this year. The institute not only trains students to be skilled workers, but also focuses on nurturing them to be good citizen of the country.

TTTI currently has 192students. Additionally, 64 students have been selected from the 3000 applications, received this year. Furthermore, TKM will encourage potential graduates of Toyota Technical Training Institute to join the company as Team Members.

“TTTI was established with the goal of offering underprivileged students the opportunity to acquire specialized skills in manufacturing. This also helps ensure that TTTI will prove to be a primary source of human resources for local production, with skilled graduates of TTTI going on to work at Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited or any other manufacturing company of their choice,” said Mr. Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

“This is the third batch graduating from TTTI. All the students of the first and second batch have already joined us and are doing very well on the job. We wish these talented students contribute to the society through manufacture of automobiles and hope that these bright young minds will not only make good cars but also become good citizens of the society,” said Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor.