Automobile Technical Training Course for Brazilian Residents in Japan

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)

Vocational training to help trainees find employment after returning to Brazil

Many young members of the sizeable Brazilian community in Japan have been educated in Portuguese and therefore find it difficult to adjust to schools or enter further education in Japan because of the language. In 1999, Toyota Motor Corporation started up an automobile technical training course with the aim of helping these young people. This full-time course has a capacity of twenty students and is conducted in Portuguese over a year at the Toyota Technical College Nagoya in Kiyosu City, Aichi. The course is taught by Brazilian instructors, and is tailored to the requirements of vehicles in the local market. Recently celebrating its 14th anniversary, most of the 281 course graduates have returned to Brazil and are contributing to the development of its automobile industry through the knowledge and skills learned in the course.

Practical training using Hilux and Corolla models sold in the local market.

Practical training using models sold in the local market

The instructor and students

The instructor and students

Student's comment on an interview to a TV program: 'Thanks to this course, I hope to find a job when I go back to Brazil.'

Student's comment on an interview to a TV program: "This course gave me hope to find a job when I go back to Brazil."

Visits by representatives of the Brazilian government encourage the students in their efforts to find work after returning home.

The Brazilian ambassador to Japan visited the course and encouraged students

The 10th closing ceremony was attended by approximately 120 people, including the 20 graduates, their families and friends, as well as representatives from the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Japan, the Consulate General of Brazil in Nagoya, the Toyota International Association, TMC and Toyota Technical College.

The closing ceremony has been attended by representatives from the Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo, the Consulate General of Brail in Nagoya, and the Toyota International Association.

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