The Toyota Kenya Foundation objective under education and training is to develop communities through capacity building, focusing on developing and strengthening the skills to communities to empower them to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing 21st Century world.
We focus on the youth, the Unemployed and the just-out-of-school youth to equip them with skills that will enable them grow micro enterprises. We have trained over One Thousand (1,000) youth, women and people with disabilities across Kenya and also had the opportunity to change the lives of youth from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Ethiopia.
Every year since the inception of the Academy in 2014 we train young people below the age of 26 currently in the automotive ‘jua kali’ (informal) sector by offering them fully sponsored training by Toyota Kenya Limited.
The objective of this Training is to bridge the skills gap of the youth in the ‘jua kali’ automotive sector to keep pace with technological change in the automotive industry through our up-skilling programs and methods. In addition we offer soft skills training such as goal setting, communication skills, and entrepreneurial skills.
The objective of this training is to develop professional skills in the different construction equipment trained by using sound safety practices and demonstrate high standards of workmanship in the construction industry.
We purpose to share basic knowledge with Farmers during tractor demonstrations and give them an opportunity to use, operate and develop the farmers by means of agricultural development and develop skills for Tractor Operators in a bid to improve their productivity.
Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy. Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurial minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses. Many experienced business people political leaders, economists, and educators believe that fostering a robust entrepreneurial culture will maximize individual and collective economic and social success on a local, national, and global scale. It is with this in mind that The Toyota Kenya Foundation has developed training to prepare youth and adults to succeed in an entrepreneurial economy.
Agricultural value chain normally refers to the whole range of goods and services necessary for an agricultural product to move from the farm to the final customer or consumer. The term "value chain" has thus been used to characterize this interconnected, coordinated set of links and linkages that take place as products move along a continuum between primary production and the consumer.
This Course involves key agribusiness players - the agricultural producers, the businesses that provide supplies and services to the producers, and the businesses that add value to agricultural products - to respond to these changes will depend on the knowledge, managerial expertise, leadership ability, and creativity of agribusiness managers and leaders.
Kaizen “Continuous improvement” concept originates from Toyota in Japan when Toyota implemented quality control circles leading to the development of Toyota’s unique “Toyota Production System (TPS) in 1950s. The Japanese way of bottom up improvement has been adopted and practiced in the world since 1980s as “Kaizen”. Kaizen is a hallmark of TPS.
Kaizen brings incremental positive changes to quality of your service and products, technology, processes, company culture, productivity, safety and leadership. Participants will be equipped with full understanding of Kaizen practices complemented with Gemba (the site where activities are taking place) visits through our Kaizen Practitioners Course so as to implement Kaizen within your Organization.