TTSPH Skills Contest 2019


January 23, 2020

Toyota Tsusho South Pacific Holdings (TTSPH), held their Group Skill Contest (GSC) on the 16th May 2019 at Ela Motors Academy in Badili, Port Moresby. The TTSPH Group Skills Contest is an annual event which was introduced in 1991 and has been held in Sydney, Suva and Port Moresby over the years.

This year’s contest incorporated 4 different categories including Toyota Technical, Service Advisor, Parts Advisor and Sales Advisor. The six countries that represented in this year’s contest were PNG, Fiji, American Samoa, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Contestants are selected to attend the TTSPH GSC through a domestic contest in their country of employment. Those selected from the domestic contest attend the Group Skills Contest held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The TTSPH Group contest is a half day event and all categories include relevant practical assessments in “real life” scenarios and the contestants are tested on their skills and knowledge in their areas of expertise using an objective scoring process managed by a panel of judges.

The winners of Toyota Technical, Service Advisor and Parts Advisor will be awarded a trip to Japan later in the year to be inducted into the Toyota Motor Corporation “Customer Service Champions Hall of Fame”. The event in Japan is attended by more than 100 countries from around the world with more than 200 champions inducted each year.

The TTSPH Group Skills Contest is a great way to recognise those that excel in their field, and also a way to encourage their colleagues to do the same. We are committed to ongoing training, to support our employee’s in their learning journey and ultimately, their careers.

Skills Contest Winners

From Left to Right representing PNG John Parua, Technical Training Officer, and Winner Toyota Technical Ian Lotu from Goroka, Winner Service Advisor Queenette Itarui from Lae, Winner Parts Advisor Varage Ilakaro Lae, and from Fiji Winner Sales Advisor Hector Smith from Suva.

TTSPH CEO, Masahiro Kuwahara opened proceedings by expressing his sincere appreciation of each contestants’ contribution to their daily work as well as congratulating them all on their participation in the Group Skills Contest, at the Hilton Hotel.

Masahiro went on to say, “I’m happy to meet you all and am proud of you, that we work together to provide the best quality service and products to our customers. You represent our brand and company, so I really expect all of you to be role models to your colleagues so they want to be like you. Last but no least, I want you to always pay the highest attention to ANZEN”