August 8-12, 2022
Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF) and Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech)
The participants of this Regional Program are composed of TVET Automotive Teachers/Instructors/Trainers from government institutions in CPSC Member Countries.


Due to the increasingly complex nature of the technology that is now incorporated into automobiles, most automobile dealerships and independent workshops now provide sophisticated diagnostic computers to each technician, without which they would be unable to diagnose or repair a vehicle.

TVET institutions that are providing auto mechanics training in Asia and the Pacific region are either lacking such kinds of modern technologies or are not fully capable of using the technologies and teaching the training participants. Due to this reason, CPSC found a gap in the teaching and learning process which may reduce the employability opportunities of the TVET graduates.

It is highly expected that this collaborative training program with Toyota Motor Philippines will close the gap mentioned above. It will also strengthen training management systems in TVET institutions in Asia and the Pacific region especially in the automotive area.

The challenges we face at present are concerned with making the TVET system more need-based and effective, and more dynamic and responsive to the changes taking place in the industrial scenario. The technological changes happening in the world force TVET institutions to strive for excellence. They should be globally competitive in order to produce graduates who can compete in the international arena.

CPSC in partnership with the Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech) has identified this technical training that would help make TVET in member countries more relevant to the changing times. Getting trained by Toyota Motor and applying the learning to the member countries of CPSC could be rewarding and gives high hopes to enhance the employability of the TVET graduates.


This program is intended to strengthen their capability in the field of Automobile Servicing in a higher level of competency covering diesel and gasoline engine management, diagnosis and repair of electronically controlled and continuously variable transmission, and basic function and operation of hybrid systems.

This practical technical training program is aimed to impart modern technological knowledge and skills to the participants with the rapid advancement in Automotive Technology that would cover automobile electronic and electrical technology, computer and electronic systems.

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the functions, construction, and operation of the Electronic Control Diesel and Gasoline Engine, Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT), Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT), and Hybrid Systems.
  • Determine appropriate diagnostic equipment for engine and transmission diagnosis.
  • Perform procedures in diagnosis and repair of ECT and CVT, and
  • Determine the basic operation and components of Toyota Hybrid Systems.

Expected Outputs and Outcomes

The expected outcomes of this practical training on Automotive Technology are:

  • Improvement in competency of TVET Automotive Teachers/Instructors in teaching advanced automotive maintenance and management in their institutions.

The expected outputs of the program are:

  • Trained TVET Automotive Teachers/Instructors. About 25 participants improved their competencies in automotive technology.

Program Contents

A spiral learning approach will be used to deliver the program, starting by conducting a tour of facilities, orientation and safety protocol.

The main topics of the program are:

  • Diesel and Gasoline Engine Management
  • Diagnose and Repair of Electronically Controlled Transmission (ECT)
  • Diagnose and Repair of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Toyota Hybrid System

Instructional Strategies

To facilitate productive and interactive learning, the following instructional strategies will be utilized to effectively train the participants:

  • Workshop and discussion
  • Practical technical training
  • Program Evaluation through OnCOURSE/ TMP Tech system

Program Management and Resource Persons

Program Supervisor (CPSC) Prof. G. L. D. Wickramasinghe ([email protected]) is the first Sri Lankan and the 12th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC).

Prior to his appointment as the Director General, he was a professor at the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2015. Here also held key administrative posts during his career: as a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology (2016-2019), former Chairman of the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) of the University of Moratuwa (2015-2016), and former head of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology (2009-2012).

He also served as the Chairman of Alethea International School (2017-2021), an independent non-executive Director of Orit Apparels Lanka Ltd. (2014-2016), and Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (2010-2015). He also served as the Director of Technical and Quality Assurance of Brandix Textiles Ltd (2013-2014). He also served as chairman and member of various public sector strategic and technical committees.

He also published over 60 research publications on topics related to textile engineering and educational management, of which over 30 are international refereed journal publications.

He was honored with 18 national and international awards including Emerald Literary Award (2018), President's Award for Scientific Publications (2017), and NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication (2016, 2011). The World Education Congress also honored him with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in “Sri Lanka Education Leadership Awards” in 2018.

Prof. Wickramasinghe is a graduate of a Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in 1993 by which he obtained first class honors. He finished his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2003. He also obtained a PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching, the University of Arts London, UK in 2006 and an MBA in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2008.

Program Supervisor (TMPF) Dr. David T. Go has been a Director of GT Capital since May 2014. He garnered his Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations from New York University in 1982. He currently serves as Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP). He is also the Vice Chairman of Lexus Manila, Inc. and Toyota Aisin Philippines, Inc.; Director and Treasurer of Toyota Financial Services Philippines Corporation (TFSPH); President of Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc. and Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology, Inc.; Chairman of Toyota San Fernando, Inc., Toyota Manila Bay Corporation (TMBC), and Toyota Logistics, Inc. Dr. Go has no directorships in other listed companies aside from GT Capital.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Ronald Gaspar ([email protected]) is the Assistant Vice President and Operations Management of Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF). He is a product of TVET taking up Industrial Technician Program in Automotive Diesel Technology with Technical Excellence and Best Conduct Awards given by Don Bosco Technical Institute- Makati Philippines in 1989. He pursued his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (BSIE) through Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP). He finished his Masters of Business Administration and is currently taking up his doctoral classes at the same school, Lyceum Philippines University- Laguna.

Engr. Gaspar represented the Philippines in several international conferences in various topics as follows: Watershed Governance (2019), Kyoto Japan; ADB Skills Forum (2016) Philippines; GTZ Green Economic Development (2014) Germany; APO Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility (2007) Japan; APO Role of Civil Society Organization in Productivity Movement (2004) Nepal; APO Forum on Labor Management Cooperation (2003) Mongolia; US 11th National Labor Management Conference (2002) USA; and 25th Human Resources Conference Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (2001) Mexico.