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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Toyota Technical Training Institute: 63 students graduate got degrees

Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI) conferred academic degrees to 63 students – the third batch - on the successful completion of its 3 year training course (2009-2012). The convocation ceremony was graced by Mrs. Sudha Murthy, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation She toured the facilities at the institute and also spent time interacting with the students.

The first batch was conferred upon their academic degrees in 2010 in the gracious presence of Dr. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India. All the students of that batch have been inducted at Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

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The learning programme at TTTI trains the students to be skilled technicians in auto manufacturing and plant administration thereby increasing their employment prospects. The academic course consists of a comprehensive, full time training in the following trades - Automobile Assembly, Automobile Paint, Automobile Weld and Mechatronics (a combination of mechanical and industrial electronics). The courses involve training at TKM plant where students are exposed to the practical experience of applying the world renowned Toyota Production System to the various manufacturing processes.

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TTTI was established in 2007 as a part of TKM’s social initiatives. TTTI trains students from economically poor backgrounds, coming from various parts of rural Karanataka, who have the talent but cannot opt for higher education. The institute is a fully residential school providing education free-of-cost to the students. The students are also given a stipend. The deserving students receive fellowships in addition to the stipend. 56% of the students received fellowships for academic excellence this year. The institute not only trains students to be skilled workers, but also focuses on nurturing them to be good citizen of the country.

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TTTI currently has 192students. Additionally, 64 students have been selected from the 3000 applications, received this year. Furthermore, TKM will encourage potential graduates of Toyota Technical Training Institute to join the company as Team Members.

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