Toyota Kirloskar Motor signs MoU with GTTC for Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) based on the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

Toyota Kirloskar Motor signs MoU with GTTC for Automotive Skill Development Council (ASDC) based on the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS)

Bangalore, July 2022 – Reiterating its commitment to India’s vision of achieving self-reliance through ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), today, announced the signing of an MoU with Government Toolroom and Training Center (GTTC). Aimed at providing students with extensive industry level training and generating higher job opportunities for the young India, this new milestone strengthens the company’s goal of creating a world-class skill pool in the Indian auto industry.

The MoU was exchanged between Mr. H. Raghvendra, Managing Director, GTTC and Mr. G. Shankara, Vice President, HR, and Services, TKM, in the presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Karnataka Mr. Basavaraj Bommai and Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan, Hon’ble Minister of Higher Education, IT & BT, Science & Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood Government of Karnataka.

Quality products and services stems from developing world-class skilled manpower and the objective is not only to manufacture safe and ecofriendly vehicles, but to also build a skilled workforce to contribute to the betterment of the whole society.

In this direction, this initiative will assist the trainees to acquire skillsets that are relevant to the manufacturing industry and to improve their employment potential through a ‘Learn and Earn’ approach comprising of theoretical and On-the-Job training. The course duration consists of, one month of theoretical training followed by industry based On Job Training (OJT) for 21 months wherein the apprentice will get stipend during their OJT.

Talking about the initiative, Mr. G. Shankara , Vice President HR Services, TKM said, ”As we collaborate with GTTC, we further aim to strengthen “Skill India Mission” by ensuring the students gets to learn and practice thereby enhancing the availability of skilled manpower. While the industry is developing at a rapid pace, there is a dire need of right skillset, knowledge, and attitude. To achieve this challenge, together with GTTC we are bridging the gap by providing the students with right skills and developing them into employable youths.”

On this occasion, Mr. H. Raghvendra, Managing Director, GTTC, said, “I believe, these new initiatives will not only support India’s mission but also contribute to enhancing social development by increasing employment opportunities and upskilling manpower. This collaboration between Toyota, as an industry partner, and GTTC, as basic training provider, will play a substantial role in contributing to the nation’s vision of “Make in India” and “Skill India”.”

To create world-class manpower in advanced technologies and manufacturing, TKM has undertaken a major expansion of their training institute with capacity going up from 200 to 1,200 students. TKM has trained more than 77,360 employable youths in various skill development initiatives. TKM has collaborated and is engaged in developing one Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in every district of Karnataka (31 districts). Through Toyota Technical Education Program (TTEP), TKM continues to develop trainees in 49 Institutes, across 17 States in India. Further, TKM has tie-ups with Government of Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Haryana, New Delhi, and Telangana providing skill enhancement to students and faculty members.

Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar Systems Limited (Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar): 11%
Number of employees Approx. 6,000
Land area Approx. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area 74,000 m2
Total Installed Production capacity Up to 3,10,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant:

Established October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location Bidadi
Products Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India. Vellfire imported as CBU
Installed Production capacity Up to 1,00,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant:

Start of Production December 2010
Location On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Bidadi
Products Toyota Camry Hybrid
Installed Production capacity Up to 2,10,000 units

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