Toyota Motor Corporation has completed refurbishments to the technical training centre at Toyota Jin Bei of China Automotive Industry in Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China.

The completed refurbishments included the introduction of practice engines and transmissions, 20 electrical maintenance sequence trainers donated by TMC and renovation of the centre’s exterior and interior.

The technical training centre was established in September 1990 by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (then known as the China National Automobile Industry Corporation) and Shenyang Jin Bei Automotive Industry Corporation in cooperation with TMC. Its aim is to cultivate highly trained specialists who can play leading roles in automobile production in China.

Over the years, TMC has signed several multi-year basic cooperative agreements with the centre, resulting in TMC donating equipment, inviting exceptional trainers and students to Japan for further training, sending instructors from Japan to China and providing scholarships. The recent donation of electrical maintenance sequence trainers is part of TMC’s ‘Sixth Technical Assistance Plan for the Technical Training Centre”, which was signed in September 2005.

So far, approximately 7,700 people have graduated from the centre, which has formed tie-ups with more than 100 companies that provide the graduates employment.

The centre’s reputation for overall excellence – including in terms of its teaching facilities, teaching staff, student academic level and others – has led to it being designated a ‘national skill assessment centre and an ‘important skilled workers academy’ by the Chinese central government, the government of Liaoning Province and the government of Shenyang City.