Toyota Kirloskar Motor expands its distinctive skill initiative by organizing regional skill contests across the country.
TKM personnel, Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP) Institutes, Dealer Partners and Suppliers come together under one roof, exchanging T-TEP best practices, training modules and for discussing future plans.
Since its launch in 2006, T-TEP has associated with 49 Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) & Diploma Institute across 17 states in the country. Till now, more than 8000 students have benefitted from this program, and around 5000 students have been provided with job opportunities, company informed.
T-TEP is widely recognised for its effectiveness. Launched in 2006, T-TEP is a special training module aligned with Government of India’s ‘Skill India Mission’. Under this initiative, Toyota has associated with 49 ITI/Diploma institutes across 17 states in India, benefitting over 8000 students till date. The program is aimed at providing technical training to and educating ITI students in Toyota dealer outlets by giving them a hands-on real time experience. In its first year, the program was implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Hubli.
In congruence with its vision of creating a dynamic talent pool through continuous upgradation of competencies, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), organised seminar for T-TEP stakeholders followed by a skill contest for the T-TEP instructors in Manesar.
The seminar provided a platform for all T-TEP stakeholders to share the best practices and help standardize operations across the T-TEP institute network, whilst the skill contest acted as a performance incentive for all the T-TEP instructors.
It served as a platform for all the stakeholders including the TKM personnel, T-TEP Institutes, Dealer partners and Supplier partners and aided them to exchange the best practices and challenges with regard to T-TEP operations and its training modules. The TTEP Instructors used this platform to present innovative ideas to promote the Kaizen (continuous improvement) culture among all the participants.
The skill contest was an interactive activity for all the T-TEP Instructors who were divided into four categories General Repair, Automotive Body Repair, Automotive Paint Repair and Service Advisor.
The participants were evaluated on presentation skills and basic automotive knowledge in their respective categories. The top winners of the contest were certified by the Toyota’s senior management for each of the respective categories.
The first of the three regional seminars recently concluded in Bangalore had active participation from 91 members (Including T-TEP Institutes, Dealer, ASDC, Govt., T-TEP Alumni Students and Supplier Partners). The last round consisting of West zone will be conducted later this month in Pune region.