Toyota Philippines breaks ground for technical school

Toyota Philippines breaks ground for technical school image

Text: / Photos: Dean Ang | posted September 07, 2012 11:37

School at the Toyota SEZ in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to educate more than just aspiring auto workers

Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP), breaks ground for the establishment of a world-class technical school projected to start its operation next year. It will be occupying a hectare of land at the Toyota special economic zone in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and is envisioned to expand to 10 hectares in the future.

TMC honorary chairman Shoichiro Toyoda was personally present during the event to witness and take part in the ground breaking ceremony and has praised the Filipino workforce by saying, "I am optimistic about the long-term benefits that global Toyota will reap from this school. I am happy and proud that this school can support and give added value to the Toyota brand."

The technical school is a testament to Toyota's continued contribution to the further development of the Philippines, TMP president Michinobu Sugata said in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony. "Our responsibility to help bring progress to the nation goes beyond our business contributions. Through this school, we are leveraging our technical, financial, and human resources in oreder to catalyze national development."

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The technical school will be offering both technical and non technical subjects for its students and will cover a duration of 6 months to 2 years to complete depending of which program they are enrolled in.

TMP Chairman, George S.K. Ty also said, "It is my hope that through the graduates of this school, I will be able to give back what this country so willingly provided me."

The technical school will make it possible for the economically-challenged Filipino youth to have access to quality education, and opens a lot of job opportunities for them.