Bangalore, November 26th 2021.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with International School of Business and Media (ISBM), Bangalore, through its training arm, Toyota Learning and Development India, in its goal of contributing to Skill India.
The effort aims to share Toyota’s best practices with professors, bridge the industry-academia gap, and provide students with marketable skills.
Talking about the collaboration, Dr. S. Jayaraman, Director, ISBM said, “We are delighted to enter into an association with the global leader in manufacturing. Toyota’s practices have inspired many organizations around the world.”
“Through this partnership, students of ISBM will get access to knowledge of global practices of Toyota to enrich themselves and equip with skills required to be industry ready.”
“ISBM is a school with a difference and our values are built on egalitarianism, mutual respect, and openness. We always follow best practices and standards with a spirit of responsibility, liberty, integrity, and a sense of partnership. We look forward to an enduring relationship with TKM for creating transformational leaders”.
Sharing his thoughts on the tie-up, Mr. G. Shankara, Vice President, Human Resources and Services Group, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “At Toyota, we identify the career aspirations of the employees and develop their skills, knowledge and attitude from a mid-to-long-term perspective. As a result, our employees have won laurels at national and international forums. In continuation to TKM’s vision of ‘Grow India and Grow with India’.
“We intend to enrich the skills and quality of students in India by sharing Toyota’s best practices with our stakeholders thereby producing happiness and developing competitiveness among the youth”.
“Since its establishment, TKM’s skill development facility, Gurukul, has trained over 35,000 youth.” In addition, the organization plays an important role in the development of faculty from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and engineering colleges in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha.
TKM has held webinars on electrified vehicle technology for over 6,000 engineering students from 10 Indian states this year. Furthermore, it has taken the initiative to construct an ITI in each of Karnataka’s 31 districts,” Mr. G. Shankara stated.
The curriculum will focus on developing teachers and students from the Engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Media disciplines, according to the MoU. Students will receive training in areas such as lean manufacturing, supply chain management, xEV technologies, strategic financial management, human resource management, and so on.
The training will be delivered by trainers certified by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan and the Asia-Pacific Global Production Center (AP-GPC) in Thailand.
A 2015 video about Toyota’s Skill Development Programs in India.