Galgotias Business School signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU }with Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Pvt Ltd today on the event of the launch of Toyota Sales Education Foundation (TSEF), here in Greater Noida. Conceptualized, developed & supported by TKM, TSEF is a program focused at training students on automotive sales during their graduation years and later recruiting the trained students as 'sales officers' across Toyota dealerships.
The event started with the lightening of lamp by the Director of Galgotias Business School Dr. Renu Luthra.
On this occasion, Dr. Renu Luthra, Director, Galgotia's Business School, said, "Industry Academic partnership is the only long-term sustainable process, where by the employability of management student can be improved. We at GBS are keenly looking forward to a mutually beneficial association with TKM as this is a great career opportunity for our students to develop industry relevant skills."
Commenting on this occasion, Sailesh Shetty, Vice President, Dealer Development and Sales, Toyota Kirloskar Motor,said, "The launch of TSEF as a special sales training module will enable us to provide the latest automotive sales training to students during their graduation and encourage these students to take up sales as their career.
This initiative will also help generate employment opportunities for the students at Toyota Dealerships. We wish to expose the students to latest sales techniques used in the automotive industry, which will go a long way in enhancing their capabilities and give a boost to their careers in the long run."
To be planned and implemented for interested students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), TSEF will be designed in accordance with the present education pattern in India and the Indian business requirements for the Toyota dealers based in India.
Scheduled to be allotted for a minimum of 5 hours per week in the 6th trimester for PGDM students, the program will have a size of 40 students for each batch and will be based on a sales module, developed and designed by TKM. The TSEF module will consist of 40 hours of class room teaching & 20 hours of on job training in form of projects & research work.
The 'on the job' training modules will be conducted at Toyota Dealerships. The TSEF curriculum would broadly consist of subjects pertaining to automotive sales- both soft skills and technical know how