Toyota Kirloskar Motor will provide automotive skills training to 18,000 students within three years, focusing on those with a rural background, according to a memorandum of understanding it signed with the central government and the Cooperative Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC).
This initiative is part of the government’s Skill India mission which seeks to train young people for diverse employment opportunities.
According to an official release, Toyota will train students for positions as general technician, body and paint technician, service advisor, sales advisor, and call center personnel.
Toyota will also teach the latest curriculum covering automotive basics, safety and basic skills, as well as e-learning content at institutes designated by the ASDC.
“This effort is in line with the government’s mission to remove the existing skills gap and help develop a world-class workforce,” Rajiv Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, said while signing the MoU on Tuesday.
Toyota is associated with 56 ITI colleges and polytechnics in 21 states and imparts training to more than 10,000 students, 70 percent of whom work in the automotive sector.