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.