Toyota Kirloskar Motor Bags Three Awards At India Skills 2021 Competition

Mobility Outlook Bureau
12 Jan 2022
08:30 AM
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The best performer will represent India and put their skill to the test in the World Skills Competition 2022, which will be held in Shanghai, China.


Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Tuesday announced that it employees Akhilesh Babu and Karthik Gowda in Mechatronics and Likith Kumar in Prototype Modelling Skills, representing Karnataka, have bagged first place in the Mechatronics and Prototype Modelling Skills competition.

Organised by the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) at TKM’s premises, the 2021 edition of India Skills 2021, will see winners undergo rigorous training at TKM, including in other specialised centres. The best performer will represent India and put their skill to the test in the World Skills Competition 2022, which will be held in Shanghai, China. 

Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer, NSDC, said, India Skills Competition aims to create a pool of talented and skilled workforce who will fuel the country’s economic growth in the future. The competition offers a national platform to the youth and exposure to global training standards. It is a step towards discovering the power of skills and making vocational training aspirational for the youth.

G Shankara, Vice President, HR and Services, TKM, said, “At TKM, we understand that in a rapidly changing industry like ours, we need to equip students with the knowledge and skills that are aligned with the industry requirements. Towards achieving this goal, TKM is committed to build a self-reliant and globally competitive value chain through tremendous efforts and investment in human development which stems from Toyota’s belief that people are the most important assets. This is in alignment with our mission of ‘Producing Happiness for All’ by sharing our know-how and developing youth into world-class technicians. TKM strongly believes in promoting skill development which is the backbone for realising Aatmanirbhar Bharat.”

Witnessing over 2.5 lakh registrations, India Skills 2021 began with district and state-level competitions in August-September 2021. India Skills 2021 Nationals brought together more than 500 participants from 26 states/ union territories, covering 54 skills- cyber security, autobody repair, cloud computing, water technology, health and social care, and welding. This year, seven new-age skills were introduced to keep up with the emerging technologies—robot systems integration, additive manufacturing, digital construction, industry 4.0, renewable energy, mobile applications development, and industrial design technology. 

TKM participants have won one bronze medal in 2017 and three Medallion of Excellence (2015, 2017 and 2019) in the Prototype Modeling and Mechatronics category in the previously organised World Skills competitions. Furthermore, with a mission to impart skill training to aspiring youth from across the country, TKM trainers have conducted boot camp training to enhance their skill sets further, the company added. 

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