Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) will collaborate with the Government of India, to skill youth and equip them with relevant skills that will make them employable at manufacturing companies and startups. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed to this effect by TKM and the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
The Flexi-MoU scheme, will see TKM training students at the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) through its Toyota Koushalya Programme. As an Industrial Training Provider (ITP), TKM will provide skills training to youth from the economically weaker sections from Karnataka’s rural areas.
The ‘Learn and Earn’ approach will ensure that the youth are given theoretical knowledge as well as on-the-job training (OJT), by master trainers in the Toyota Production System (TPS).
The trainees will be required to pass an exam at the end of the training — conducted by the DGT and TKM, in line with DGT guidelines and the Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) — following which they will get a certificate. The two-year training programme will impart training in automobile welding, automobile assembly, automobile painting and mechatronic. The initiative will be of immense benefit to students who have passed Class 10 but are unable to study further due to economic constraints. Admissions to the training programme have already begun.
The trainees will receive training in an industry environment in line with market demands and will be made familiar with the latest technology.