Toyota’s manufacturing facilities are the heart of all they do and Toyota’s highly skilled associates are the ones who make it happen.
Toyota believes an auto company can also be a vehicle for change. That’s why Toyota is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations in the dozens of communities where they operate. Learn more about Toyota’s community engagement here.
Veterans Day celebrates and honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces every November, but the Toyota Veterans Association (TVA) serves military veterans every day.
With more than 1,500 members and 16 chapters across the country, the growing business partnering group (BPG) serves as an advocacy and support group for veterans at Toyota.
But it isn’t just those who have served in the military who are active members. In fact, many participants are drawn to the organization because they feel a deep connection to or have loved ones who’ve served in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marines, U.S. Navy or Space Force.
“I’m an ally,” explains Ruth Jessen, senior analyst in Legal at Toyota. “I didn’t actually serve. My grandpa was in the Navy during World War II, and I’ve just always loved to support the military community because they do what I cannot. I recognize the sacrifices that the people make, and their families make, and I just try to find a way to help fill the gaps on the backside.”
Toyota Mississippi recently announced a unique opportunity for juniors and seniors at New Albany and Union County Schools. In collaboration with local partners, Toyota launched its 4T Academy, a hands-on training program designed to place students directly into Toyota production jobs right out of high school.
Ted Brown has accomplished a lot over his 21-year career at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI). But as far as he’s concerned, none of it measures up to the achievements of people like Dakota Moore. “He’s got a cool story,” says the vice president of Administration at the Princeton, Indiana, facility.
During his 33 years at Toyota, Daniel Rusch taught his fair share of young employee’s best practices for getting the job done. But Rusch’s favorite maintenance student by far is his daughter Julia, who followed in her father’s footsteps and now works in maintenance at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky (TMMK).