CASE STUDY

Building the Skills Base of Modern Global Automakers

Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology trains students to support Toyota’s dealer network, providing them with both practical and customer interface skills. Photo credit: Toyota Motor Philippines.
Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology trains students to support Toyota’s dealer network, providing them with both practical and customer interface skills. Photo credit: Toyota Motor Philippines.

Two Philippine-based technical and vocational education training centers are showing what’s needed to align the skills of workers with the needs of modern automakers.

Overview

As economies prosper around the world so, too, does the demand for new motor vehicles. And along with that demand, automakers also need to keep up with new standards and innovations in the industry, both for manufacturing and for after sales service.

These pressures are putting an increasing strain on finding workers with the right skill sets for the modern automotive industry

In the Philippines, two technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions—the Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati and Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech)—are tackling the challenges faced by the industry through industry led training programs.


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Meet the experts

  • Tobias Bolle   
    Project Director, Dual Training Department, AHK Philippines

    Tobias Bolle works with German companies in the Philippines to support implementation of the German dual training approach.

  • Father Dindo Vitug   
    Technical Director, Don Bosco Technical Institute of Makati

    Father Dindo Vitug is a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Technical Director of Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati since June 2010. As Technical Director, he led the TVET Center in expanding its network and collaboration with various companies, foundations, government institutions, and NGOs to strengthen the skills training and employability of its graduates.

  • Ronald Gaspar   
    Assistant Vice President and Operations Manager, Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation

    Ronald Gaspar is the co-author of the 1st Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation's Material Handling, Logistics and Production Control System in 1990. In October 2015, he was resource speaker at the Expert’s Meeting on Technical Vocational Education and Training held in Manila, organized by the Colombo Plan Staff College. He is also General Manager of Performance Workplace Solutions Company, a consulting company.

  • Karina Veal   
    Senior Education Specialist, Asian Development Bank

    Karina Veal provides strategic and technical advice across ADB's growing education sector operations to assist developing countries meet their education priorities. She focuses on innovative solutions to emerging issues such as 'blended' learning, effective industry engagement, and public-private sharing of educational facilities. Before joining ADB in 2012, she operated an independent consultancy practice in education for development, working with UN and bilateral agencies. Prior to that, she held a variety of public policy leadership and advisory roles.

   Philippines, Education
   Last updated: November 2016

 




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