Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s young employees trained at its Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) makes the nation proud by winning Bronze at WorldSkills Competition 2022

Chennai, October, 2022: In a major boost to Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s contribution to the country’s “Skill India” program, Mr. N Akhilesh and Mr. S N Karthik Gowda, from the company has made the nation proud by winning a bronze medal at the Mechatronics Skills during the WorldSkills Competition held in Germany from 4th to 7th October 2022. Having first been selected through an internal skill competition, they made it to the District, Zonal, State, Regional and India Skills  competition  before reaching the WorldSkills arena.

Began in 1950, the WorldSkills Competition is the global hub for skills excellence and development. It is the global space for government, education, industry, and association leaders to discuss relevant and important issues related to skills management.

The participants were selected through a nationwide screening process under the aegis of National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI). Participants from 26 Countries including India, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom etc. showcased their skills during the WorldSkills competition. In the Mechatronics Skills category, India won the bronze, Chinese Taipei bagged silver and Japan received gold.

Mr. G. Shankara, Vice President, Human Resources and Services from Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) commented: “Mr N Akhilesh and Mr. S N Karthik Gowda’s win at the WorldSkills has given our skill development initiatives a much-needed boost. At Toyota, we are dedicated towards developing a self-sufficient and globally competitive value chain by making significant efforts and investments in human development. Toyota’s human development efforts stem from the company’s belief that its most valuable asset is its people and these initiatives contribute towards our mission of  ‘Producing Mass Happiness for All’ by sharing knowledge and  developing  young  people into world-class technicians. As a result, we believe in promoting skill development as the foundation for realizing Atmanirbhar Bharat. We thank Government of Karnataka and Government of India for promoting and developing young minds through the Skill India Mission.”

Recently Mr. Likith Kumar Y P from TKM also won the Bronze medal at the WorldSkills competition representing India in Prototype Modeling Skills which was held at Switzerland from 7th to 9th September 2022.

As a part of its commitment towards developing world class skilled workforce for the emerging Indian auto Industry, Toyota in 2007 established the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) that offers a three-year rigorous full-time training in  Automobile Assembly, Automobile Paint, Automobile Weld and Mechatronics to financially challenged students hailing  from rural hinterlands across Karnataka state. This three-year free residential training program established by TKM concentrates not only on knowledge and skills but also on body and mind development. TTTI is recognized by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT), Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) and Directorate General of Training (DGT).

TKM has undertaken a major expansion of TTTI with capacity going up from 200 to 1,200 students (academic batch-wise). This will be a major boost to the existing skill facility in its Bidadi plant with a focus to scale-up students’ skillset for advanced technologies, by globally certified skilled faculty members of the institute.

So far, TKM has trained over 77,360 employable youths through a variety of skill development initiatives. TKM is currently working on establishing one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in each district of the 31 districts in Karnataka. TKM continues to train students in 53 institutes across 22 Indian states through the Toyota Technical Education Program (TTEP). The primary objective of the TTEP initiative is to enhance the student’s skill sets which will strengthen the talent pool from the grass root level and provide opportunities for youth with special focus on rural areas. Along with this, Toyota dealers also support by providing On-the-Job training to these students. TKM also has collaborations with the governments of Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Haryana, New Delhi, and Telangana to provide skill development to students and faculty members. TKM’s skill outreach has grown over the years, resulting in creating world-class skill champions.

About WorldSkills Competition

WorldSkills Competition also called as Skill Olympics is an event held biennially in a member country or regions. This year, 62 skill competitions are being hosted at 29 events, in 26 cities, across 15 countries between 7th September to 26th November 2022. More than 1,000 participants representing 57 countries put their skills to test. The participants are all under the age of 23 years (except for four skills that have the age limit of 25 years).

TKM believes in developing human resources not only within the company but also across the country. In this direction, trainers at TKM have imparted boot camp training to youth aspiring to participate in the WorldSkills hailing from Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Odisha, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana in Mechatronics and Protype Modelling Skills. TKM participants have won one Bronze medal in 2017 and four Medallions of Excellence in (2015, 2017 and 2019) in Prototype Modelling and Mechatronics category in the previously organized WorldSkills competitions.

Overview of TKM

Company nameToyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participationToyota Motor Corporation: 89%, Kirloskar Systems Limited (Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar): 11%
Number of employeesApprox. 6,000
Land areaApprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacityUp to 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant:

EstablishedOctober 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
ProductsInnova Crysta, Fortuner & Legender manufactured in India. Vellfire imported as CBU

Installed Production capacityUp to 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:

Start of ProductionDecember 2010
LocationOn the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi
ProductsToyota Camry Hybrid , Hilux & Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Installed Production capacityUp to 2,10,000 units

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