Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) announced a Php 25 million donation to the Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF) in line with its 25th anniversary celebration. The move will be appropriated for the Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech) that will commence operations in September 2013.

TMP Tech aims to equip automotive technicians with skill sets enabling them to serve Toyota’s local and global network. Highly-skilled Filipinos will be vital building the nation and creating new opportunities. Moreover, better technical skills will allow Filipinos to get sustainable jobs.

"I have the honor to announce that on this important milestone, we will formally inaugurate tomorrow the Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology or TMP Tech. This project will cover a campus of ten hectares in the Toyota Special Economic Zone in Santa Rosa City, Laguna," said Mr. George S.K. Ty, TMP Chairman.

The ten-hectare facility will house a 2-storey school designed to accommodate 600 tech students. The building layout allots technical lecture and practice rooms, vehicle stalls, classrooms, library, dormitory, canteen, function hall, and office rooms.

TMP Tech’s program will be a 2-year course in Automotive Technology. Aside from the technical subjects in the program, the school will also include subjects such as Toyota Way, Safety Fundamental Skills, Cost Reduction, Foreign Lanuages, etc. After finishing  the program, the student will be awarded the TESDA National Certificate 1,2,3,4 plus the ‘Toyota Technician’ and ‘Pro-Technician’ certificates.

TMP is commendable for creating a new medium to train and equip Filipinos with skills that will improve their qualifications in future career opportunities.