Bangalore: Toyota on 23 March announced setting up of the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) near Bangalore for training students in the manufacturing sector.
The institute will impart ‘Monozukuri’ (skilled manufacturing), for deserving students who cannot pursue higher education due to economic reasons, a company statement said.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors managing director Atsushi Toyoshima said the institute will also provide students employment opportunities.
TTTI will receive its first batch of students in August. About 60 students from Karnataka will be selected for the three-year residential course. The eligible candidates should have passed 10th standard.
TTTI will offer students four courses in automobile assembly, automobile paint, automobile weld and mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and industrial electronics).
The three-year course will involve practical training at the TKM plant, during which students will be exposed to the application of Toyota Production System.
The institute will be a fully residential school, concentrating on the theoretical, practical and physical training as part of the course. TTTI will provide education free of cost to the students. Fellowships will be provided to deserving students to promote excellence.
TKM will encourage potential graduates of TTTI to join the company as team members.