- Certified Automotive Manufacturing Graduates ready to jump in the industry-
Karawang - Toyota Indonesia Academy (TIA), which is an automotive manufacturing academy made by PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) today August 25, 2016, celebrated the first batch graduation with honors of Diploma 1 (D1) Department of Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Automation as many as 32 students. The celebration of graduation TIA students that helds in the factory Employee Center of PT. TMMIN Karawang Plant 3 was attended by the Coordinator Kopertis (Private College Coordinator) Region IV West Java, Prof. Dr. Ir. Hakim Abdul Halim, M.Sc and Polman Bandung Deputy Director Dr. Ing. Yuliardi Erdani, M.SC which was accompanied by a number of TMMIN management and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) - Japan.
The TIA students graduation ceremony is marked by the provision of a certificate and a medal given by Masahiro Nonami as TIA Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Afien Wibhawa as the Director of TIA. The handover marked the graduation for the students that already certified by automotive manufacturing with global quality to plunge in the real working world. The Learning that have been received in the form of general knowledge, the ability to practice, and cultural industries will be implemented by the TIA graduates to face the competition of human resource development in Indonesia.
TIA Practice Advance Capabilities
As an automotive manufacturing college, TIA emphasize education with practical ability for the students. The time practice that reaches 60% of the total time education for one year to make graduates competent TIA has the ability to complete a job and provide solutions that can simplify the job. To support the education system, TIA using a practice tools with a high degree of automation technology that has been applied in Indonesia even in the Japanese industry.
The TIA graduates also gain direct experience with practitioners and teachers who already have specialized abilities in their each field that derived from a variety of domestic and foreign graduates. The instructors are also equipped with special training in Japan before delivering a wide range of automotive manufacturing knowledge that match to the TIA students curriculum. The tight teachers and instructors qualification is expected to record a graduate TIA recognized by academia and society in Indonesia.
From a learning period at the TIA, the education focus is not only on the knowledge and ability of practice, but also the culture industry that promotes discipline, creativity, and innovation. It is the characteristic of TIA that is intended for the graduates not to be awkward when they run in the workplace. Seeding industrial culture in addition to knowledge and engineering expertise is expected to create the human resources industry ready to face the challenges of industrial development.
The rapid development of business in Indonesia requires the existence of a graduate with vocational skills that qualified. This means that every graduate is required to have a certain skill, so as to answer the challenge for not just to finish the job properly but also become experts in their each field.
"The key to high competitiveness and continuous improvement in the industry lies in the quality of human resources. TIA trying to create a young engineer by providing vocational education which focuses on practical skills to master the latest automotive manufacturing technologies that exist and the character development of industrial human resources. It is expected the graduates of TIA certified could be the solution on fulfillment of quality human resources which can ultimately help improve the competitiveness of Indonesian industry, "said Bob Azam Director of Administration PT. TMMIN.
TIA filters outstanding students from across the Vocational High School (SMK) in parts of Indonesia, especially the area of Karawang where the TMMIN facility is located, by stepping aside the consideration of economic background. The boarding school system and the Free-cost education in the TIA is to enable students to focus his education to develop their skills in the study of automotive manufacturing.
Second batch of TIA
The enthusiasm of the TIA existence has attracted the desire of vocational school graduates throughout Indonesia to become part of the academy that combines local curriculum, Toyota Indonesia, and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) of Japan. Currently, TIA has been started with the second batch totaling 32 students and the future number of students will be increased.
Since June this year, during the three months of the new students are given the seeding of TIA science and basic education as an orientation period. Furthermore, the students will begin the lecture in September 2016. This development is in accordance with the TIA in its early targets that targets will absorb 100-150 students each year so that in the next 10 years, it is expected to create at least 1,000 experts in the field of automotive manufacturing that are ready to jump in to the world of industry.
"We will not stop here. By applying the philosophy of "we make people before we make products", we are committed to continuously make efforts to develop human resources through various instruments and programs with the development of improvements over time. We expect a small but continuous steps can be a real contribution to the development of the national automotive industry, "said I Made Dana Tangkas Director of Corporate and External Relations PT. TMMIN.
TIA is the latest human resource development activities undertaken by Toyota in Indonesia. In the last 3 years, in addition to a variety of regular training and contests of skill at the domestic level, regional, and global employees, Toyota Indonesia which consists of TMMIN and PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) has also developed and runs three training centers and education namely, Toyota Learning Center (TLC) (1) and the Toyota Technical Center (TTC). These facilities are intended to be further support for the improvement of skills, knowledge and abilities of the employees of Toyota Indonesia.
Toyota Indonesia was also active in corporate social responsibility in the aspect of education through scholarships, a series donations of cars and tools of education to university and vocational schools across Indonesia, in cooperation with the Vocational Training Centre (BLK) and SMK around the location of Toyota Indonesia to practice at the training facility Toyota Learning Center (TLC), and several other activities.
Toyota Indonesia has grown and developed together with the community for 45 years. Since its establishment, Toyota has always tried to be part of the development of the Indonesian industry, especially the automotive sector such as through the development of sustainable human resources. Overall these commitments are summarized in the spirit of Toyota Berbagi (Together Building Indonesia), which consists of three pillars: product and technology development, the development of the automotive industry and corporate social responsibility. (*)