Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech), a premiere automotive technical-vocational (tech-voc) institution, recently held commencement exercises for Batch 12 and 13 - Class of 2021 and 2022 with 176 graduates of the 2-year Toyota General Job (GJ) Automotive Servicing Course. Following strict health and safety protocols, the School held the graduation rites at Toyota Motor Philippines’ industrial complex in Santa Rosa City, Laguna.
TMP Tech’s GJ Course follows the prescribed curriculum of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA. Under this course, students undertake TESDA National Certification levels 1 to 4, equivalent to Pro-Technician level of the globally known Toyota Education Automotive Mastery for the 21st century (TEAM21) training program. Students further their competencies through an immersive on-the-job training at local Toyota dealerships. TMP Tech has also successfully adapted with the ‘new normal’ of tech-voc training by applying blended learning modality for language courses and theoretical courses such as Toyota-specific principles and global standards.
During the graduation ceremony, the event’s Guest of Honor, TESDA (Region IV-A) regional director Toni June Tamayo, cited TMP Tech’s resilience during the pandemic and its efforts to continue the mission to provide Filipino youth with quality automotive education. “Last year, TESDA recognized TMP Tech for being a ‘Center for Technical Proficiency’ and the sole recipient of TESDA’s ‘Two Stars Award’ among tech-voc institutions nationwide,” Dir. Tamayo said in his keynote speech.
TMP Tech’s strong industry linkages support the institution to adopt new methodologies and upgrade its level of training. Recently, the School collaborated with TMP Foundation and Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) for the future conduct and hosting of technical professional training for the representatives of over 20 CPSC-member countries including TMP Tech trainers. Through this partnership, the School also supports the further development of Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) systems in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region.
TMP Tech was jointly founded by Toyota Motor Corporation honorary chairman Dr. Shoichiro Toyota and TMP founding chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty to become a world-class training hub that develops Filipino youth to become highly competent automotive professionals for the Toyota Network. Since it started operations in 2013, the School has produced over 1,500 graduates from various automotive courses.
Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech), a premiere automotive technical-vocational institution, wins two (2) gold medals in the 2022 TESDA-Laguna Provincial Skills Competition. TMP Tech student, Raul Cervo, and alumnus, Resty Gamoza, topped the ‘Automobile Technology’ and ‘Automotive Body Repair’ categories, respectively, earning their spot to compete on the regional level. The competition is an annual event that promotes skills excellence among the youth, showcasing task-based and industry-based skills and competencies in various categories including the automotive. This year’s wins earned TMP Tech its fourth and fifth gold medals in the same competition since it first joined in 2015.
The premiere automotive technical institution in Santa Rosa City, Laguna, Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech), completed its pilot dispatch of automotive technicians for Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) dealerships across Japan. Twenty-six TMP Tech graduates were deployed from March to May 2022, with 42 more set to join within the year as Japan further eases its borders.
Under strategic partnerships with TMC and Hino, TMP Tech now serves Japan’s automotive after-sales service workforce, making it the newest training-to-employment program that provides opportunities in the global Toyota Network. This program will continue to provide the two Japanese partners with a stable pipeline of highly skilled technicians trained under Toyota standards. With the first batches of dispatched graduates, TMP Tech has filled in technical intern requirements in 16 prefectures of Japan.
TMP Tech’s advanced and fast-track curriculum equipped its graduates through Toyota-specific courses and training at an actual Toyota dealer locally. As part of the program requirements, students of TMP Tech’s 2-year General Job Automotive Servicing Course also underwent additional courses such as Japanese language and culture trainings, which will enable them to better adapt to Japanese work environments and in serving the market needs. Graduates dispatched also have the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) national certifications, which make their skills equivalent to Pro-Technician level of the globally known Toyota Education Automotive Mastery for the 21st century (TEAM21) training program.
TMP Tech sees the potential for Filipino talents in the international arena as demand for highly skilled automotive technicians remain high globally. To date, more than 200 TMP Tech graduates have been employed overseas, including those who completed the training programs for global Toyota partners in Japan, the State of Qatar, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Established in 2013, TMP Tech was jointly founded by TMC honorary chairman Dr. Shoichiro Toyota and Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation founding chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty to become a world-class automotive technical education institution for the Filipino youth. These founders’ vision is realized through the development of highly competent automotive professionals and creation of employment opportunities in both local and global Toyota Network.
The Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology or TMP Tech, a premiere automotive technical school, has received the “Two Stars Award” from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for quality standards and course implementation of Automotive Servicing National Certification (NC) Level IV. The conferment was held during the 4th National Quality TVET Forum wherein TMP Tech stood out as the sole recipient of the award among 338 TESDA-accredited automotive Technical-Vocational Institutions (TVIs) nationwide.
The Two Stars Award is the second highest distinction under the TESDA’s System for TVET Accreditation and Recognition or STAR Program, which aims to promote and uphold excellence among TVIs. This year, while no TVI received the Three Star Awards, only five TVIs in the Philippines was conferred with the Two Stars Award. TMP Tech being the only awardee among TVIs with automotive course affirms its standing as a “Center of Technical Proficiency” on the national level, made evident by its development and implementation of sound processes and procedures to establish a Quality Assurance System in NC training and assessment.
Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, TMP Tech finds ways to continuously enhance its curriculum through collaboration with partners and adaptation of blended learning modality. With its recent partnership with Colombo Plan Staff College, an international governmental organization, TMP Tech instructors have been engaging in online training on global TVET standards with professionals from various Asian countries. Moreover, through various scholarship partners such as the Toyota Dealer Association and GT Foundation, Inc., the school has boosted its scholarship programs on top of its flexible tuition payment schemes for students facing economic difficulties.
Founded in 2013 by Toyota Motor Corporation Honorary Chairman Dr. Shoichiro Toyota and TMP Founding Chairman Dr. George S.K. Ty, TMP Tech has been geared towards developing highly skilled Filipino youth through world-class education. It has established its presence as a major source of highly competent automotive professionals for the local and global Toyota Network.
TMP Tech currently conducts online classes as well as workshop sessions under strict health and safety protocols in its campus in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. Enrollment for the incoming batch opens with an announcement of online admissions for student applicants.