Toyota to open Toyota Technical Training Institute in India

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today that Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (TKM) plans to open a technical training school for middle-school graduates in Bangalore, India. The school—called the Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI)—will be established in August to give Indian youths who have the capacity but face difficulty in continuing onto high school because of economic or other reasons a chance to learn specialized manufacturing skills.

TTTI instruction will center on four technical-skill courses: painting, welding, automobile assembly and mechatronics. The three-year curriculum will include academic classes on engineering and practical training at TKM. All students will live in a dormitory, be exempt from paying entrance fees and tuition and be offered employment by TKM upon graduation.

TTTI, which is expected to play an active role in the development of the human resources that will be at the core of Toyota production operations in India in the future, plans to start accepting applications from early April from middle-school graduates, mainly from Karnataka State. For 2007, admittance is set at 60 students.

Outline of TTTI

School name Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI)
Establishment August 2007 (scheduled)
Location Bangalore District, Karnataka State (on grounds of TKM)
Land area 48,726 sq. m. (including TTTI, dormitory and outdoor facilities)
Building area 1,851 sq. m.
Institute dean V. Ramamurthy
Number of staff members 25 (17 teaching staff members and 8 non-teaching staff members)
Courses Painting, welding, automobile assembly, mechatronics
Number of students Approx. 60 per grade (total of approx. 180 across three academic years)