Toyota Kaushalya Trainee Earns Distinction in All India Trade Test (AITT), Felicitated by Government of India

 Celebrating the recognition of its skilling efforts, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today, announced a prestigious honor bestowed upon one of its Toyota Kaushalya trainees, Mr. Arun Kumar Gadigeppa Gowda Patil by Directorate General of Training (DGT) for his top performance in the All-India Trade Test (AITT) examination for the year 2023 at Kaushalya Deekshanth Samaroh, an event recently held in New Delhi on 12 th Oct 2023.

The event was graced by eminent dignitaries, including Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, the Hon’ble Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, and Shri. Rajeev Chandrashekhar, the Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development, entrepreneurship, Electronics, and Information Technology, Government of India.

Aligning with the Government’s ‘Skill India’ initiative, the Toyota Kaushalya program (Flexi MOU scheme), is a two-year free residential course under the Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) at TTTI. This program is designed to cultivate highly skilled, industry-ready technicians, with focus on admitting students from rural Karnataka and economically challenged backgrounds. The program’s unique ‘Learn and Earn’ approach, seamlessly integrates theoretical knowledge with On-the-Job Training (OJT). Throughout their training, students are mentored by supervisors who serve as Master Trainers in their respective fields, ensuring that the training provided aligns with industry requirement and culture. This comprehensive approach does not just foster technical skills and employment opportunities but also nurtures a healthy body and mind.

The first batch of Toyota Kaushalya program students passed out in August 2023, Mr. Arun the top performer, came from a modest background. Being a bright student, he was a quick leaner and disciplined. He dedicated several hours a day learning and honing his skills that were imparted to him in the classroom sessions at TTTI, as well as during his on-the-job training he received at TKM. His commitment, hard work and interest in Mechatronics trade motivated him to become a top performer in the AITT exam.

Expressing his thoughts, Mr. G. Shankara, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “At Toyota Technical Training Institute (TTTI), we take pride in witnessing our students’ holistic development and achievements year after year. Our unwavering commitment of providing training to economically challenged students, has not only impacted the surrounding communities but also significantly contributed to the broader national initiative of ‘Skill India’. Through this initiative, we empower youth with the desired skills and knowledge of advanced technologies along with practical experience to meet the ever-growing requirements of the Auto industry. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Arun for his remarkable accomplishment. We salute his dedication and hard work to be a beacon of inspiration for aspiring youth across the nation.”

The graduates from TTTI consistently enjoy high employment rates and access to job opportunities, not only in Karnataka but throughout India and beyond. Further to promote skilling, TTTI has been selected as one of the institutes under the Japan India Institute for Manufacturing [JIM] skill transfer promotion program, aimed at inculcating Japanese-style manufacturing. The institute takes immense pride in having nurtured over 950+ graduates who have successfully completed their training. Among them, numerous individuals have achieved significant feats in prestigious competitions such as the National Skill Contest, instilling a profound sense of national pride.

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