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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 had started up an automobile technical training course with the aim of helping these young people. This full-time course had 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 was taught by Brazilian instructors, and was tailored to the requirements of vehicles in the local market. Concluded its 18 years in 2017, most of the 333 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 models sold in the local marketPractical training using models sold in the local market

The instructor and studentsThe instructor and students

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."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."

The Brazilian ambassador to Japan visited the course and encouraged studentsThe Brazilian ambassador to Japan visited the course and encouraged students

Ceremony to conclude the Brazilian Automotive Course has been attended by representatives from the Consulate General of Brail in Nagoya, and the Toyota International Association.Ceremony to conclude the Brazilian Automotive Course has been attended by representatives from the Consulate General of Brail in Nagoya and the Toyota International Association.