Toyota Kirloskar Motor partners with ASDC
To upscale ITI students skills and making them industry ready
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has partnered with Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC). This partnership is a part of the company’s mission to upscale quality technical training in the Indian Auto Industry. This initiative is focused at bridging the skill gap between ITI and industry need.
The memorandum was signed by Arindam Lahiri, CEO, Automotive Skill Development Council and N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, Automotive Skill Development Council in the presence of senior representatives from Toyota Kirloskar Motor -Vedprakash Tiwari, Vice President, Tadao Kidokoro, Managing Coordinator.
This initiative is targeted towards ITI and Diploma students with an objective of creating qualified manpower that will result in enhancement of service levels at dealerships. In the first phase, TKM will extend this ASDC association with already associated 49 ITI/Diploma TTEP Institutes. This is in- tune with Toyota’s concept of enhancing skill-levels of students and encouraging future entrepreneurs with a goal to provide well-trained, competent work force for the automotive industry. T-TEP will curate a cutting-edge training module, educate and mentor the aspirants on various facets of the automotive system and give them on-job training at their dealership. Based on the training garnered during the course, ASDC will certify the students enhancing their employability quotient.
In phase two, the Dealership Centralized Training Centres (DCTC) across Toyota dealerships in major metros in the country will offer a month-long crash course. Local students can get a first- hand experience and in-depth knowledge of Toyota standards, tools, engine composition etc. at a ground level. The objective of establishing such centres at various dealerships is to demonstrate high quality skill standards and make aspirants future-ready by providing expert training, facilities, advanced curriculum and equipment. At the end of crash course, get opportunity to work for dealerships
On this occasion, Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, Automotive Skill Development Council said, “We are happy to associate with Toyota who has been at the forefront of skill development initiatives. It is our commitment to work together with OEMs to build a sustainable skilling ecosystem in the automotive industry. With the ever-evolving customer needs, dynamic regulatory environment, emerging technology trends like electrified, automated, connected, shared technology, these cusps of changes demand for advanced skill levels. It is important that we provide such avenues for providing specialized trainings, apprenticeship opportunities and quality facilities to make the workforce industry ready. We hope all industry stakeholders come forward to work in an integrated manner to bridge the skill gap in the auto industry”
Sharing his thoughts on the tie-up, N Raja, Deputy Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “We are pleased to partner with ASDC to further upscale our comprehensive skill development initiatives. As reports suggest, the auto sector may face the shortage of skilled manpower and only 45.6% of youths are employable as per the skill needed by 2022. The Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2016-26 aims to make the sector a significant contributor to the Skill India Program and one of the largest job-creating engines in the Indian economy. We are constantly working towards enhancing our skill development initiatives keeping pace with the rapidly changing technology trends and emerging industry needs. ASDC assessment and certification will help in boosting the competency and competitiveness of the ITI students. Good cars, quality cars are a result of- good people, quality people who think in a sustainable manner. As a responsible automobile manufacturer, we have prioritized sustainable skill development to create world class skilled workforce. This initiative is in line with Government of India’s Skill India Mission to enhance skill and increase the employability of youth workforce.”