Emphasizing its commitment to creating a world-class skill pool, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) announced the establishment of a Center of Excellence (CoE) at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The CoE aims to provide students with hands-on experience of engines, powertrains and their functioning.
Inauguration of Toyota Center of Excellence
The inauguration was attended by top officials, including Shri Ravindra Bhandary, Vice President of JAIN Group, Dr. S. A. Hariprasad, Director of Jain University-Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and Mr. Sudeep S Dalvi, Sr Vice President, Director & Chief Communication Officer of Toyota.
Hands-On Experience with Toyota Engines and Powertrains
Drawing inspiration from Toyota’s mission to enhance the skill-levels of students and provide a trained and competent workforce for the automotive industry, the institute will have a robust curriculum, expert trainers, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. The CoE within the campus will feature a Toyota engine, transmission, and powertrain as cut section and do-it-yourself models.
Support for Skill Development
Shri Ravindra Bhandary expressed his gratitude towards Toyota for their contribution towards skill development and said, “The Center of Excellence will serve as a great learning opportunity and provide practical exposure for our students beyond the classrooms. These initiatives are vital to make our students industry-ready and employable in a fast-growing automobile sector.”
Mr. Sudeep S Dalvi shared his thoughts, saying,
“Our efforts through this initiative are to plug the skill gap and enable the auto industry to reach higher levels of global competitiveness. The Center of Excellence will aim to foster experiential learning so that students can develop a better understanding of concepts and advanced technologies.”
Committed to Skill Initiatives
Over its 25 years in India, Toyota has been passionate about creating scalable and sustainable skill initiatives to bridge the gap in India’s rapidly growing manufacturing sector. These efforts will contribute to the country’s vision of achieving self-reliance through ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’. The company had also announced the Phase II of Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI), which involves enhancing the skilling infrastructure to skill a larger number of students from rural backgrounds in advanced automotive technologies.
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