A vocational visit to Toyota Kirloskar (TKML), Bidadi was planned for this year. As per the rules at TKML, only 25 persons would be allowed per trip.We reached TKML at 12 noon. After a brief video presentation about the company, we were given a very sumptuous lunch.We were then taken to Toyota Technical Training Centre. The sincerity with which TKML trains their new workshop employees was demonstrated here. Some of the trained employees have won several Gold Medals at international competitions, conducted by Toyota itself.
Every year, as a part of their CSR activities, TKML, selects 64 poor rural students & train them meticulously in all aspects of workshop activities, discipline & good practices to be followed. These students are given free boarding, food, uniform besides the rigorous & systematic training. At the end of the training period, the students are free to either TKML or join any other company.
We were then taken to Plant 2, which is their assembly plant. It is claimed by them that a new car rolls out every 3 minutes, from the Bidadi unit, which when imagined, looks ominous for cities like Bangalore.
All said, it was a great experience for all of us & it was very interactive. Special thanks to Rtn SA Gopalakrishna for getting the slot for 31st Oct, as they are fully booked up to Jan 2015.