Saturday, July 11, 2015


by Amarr Prabhu


MUMBAI, JULY 11, 2015: Japanese motor giant, Toyota, has joined hands with Saint Joseph's Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Kurla to launch a distinctive one-year training course for vehicular body and 

paint repairs.

The T-TEP body and paint curriculum has a one year syllabus that introduces students to Toyota's advanced technology and service techniques. 


Students are trained in basic body and paint repair skills in addition to dealer specific requirements, thereby improving their knowledge of repair techniques and facilitating the adoption of latest technology in body and paint. 


Part of this program also includes, on-the-job training, at Toyota's dealerships. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) will also train the institute's instructors in the latest technology, used at Toyota and the automobile industry. 


The current automobile repair industry is characterised by inadequate skilled manpower and lack of professional training for repair and diagnostics.  


This program that has been successfully introduced in 53 countries, and through it TKM will enhance the technical abilities and employability of ITI trainees as well as non- ITI students in the age group of 16 to 18 years.


Father Adolph Furtado, former Rector of Don Bosco Centre of Learning (DBCL), Father Colbert da Silva, the current Rector, and Mahesh N. Salkar, Senior Vice President, CSG, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt, Ltd were present for the inauguration of the state-of-the-art training centre on July 7.


All necessary support has been given with hi-tech training packages and Toyota service training manuals and materials. Training consumables, visiting faculty, training material, tools, equipment all become available to Saint Joseph's ITI throughout the training period.


This unique initiative undertaken by Toyota in partnership with Saint Joseph's ITI increases the opportunities that DBCL offers the marginalised youth for their life and livelihood.

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