Toyota has joined hands with the Japanese government to start a program to enhance the manufacturing base of India. It's called "Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme."
It is believed that by this program, 30,000 persons can be trained over next 10 years with Japanese-style manufacturing skills and practices. This Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) was signed by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) on November 11, 2016.
As part of this Memorandum, Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIM) and the Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) will be established in engineering colleges designated by Japanese companies in India.
Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "We are honoured to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this collaboration between Japan and India to enhance Skill Development in our country.
"To develop highly skilled talents in India to cater to the growth of the Auto manufacturing industry in India, Toyota had established the Toyota Technical Training Institute to impart free training to underprivileged students from rural Karnataka."
Akito Tachibana, Managing Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "It is a privilege for us that Toyota Technical Training Institute has been selected as a part of this partnership between Japan and India for human resource development.
"We are confident that TTTI will set a benchmark amongst the proposed JIM Schools. It will serve as the ideal image for the future skill development initiatives in the industry."