Section 3. Expansion of Asian Markets and Developments in Oceania
Item 3. Intra-Regional Support Systems Developed
Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
To support corporate social responsibility activities in Asia, TMT opened the Toyota Education and Training Center (TE&TC), a comprehensive training center, in 1997 and opened its doors to educators from universities and other institutions.
In 1998, the Toyota Automotive Technology School (TATS) was established in Thailand as the first two-year advanced automotive training school operated by an automaker. TATS and TE&TC were able to acquire national certification as automotive mechanics for the students that they trained.