About Us

20862753The TWI Institute is your trusted resource for TWI and Toyota Kata training, certification, coaching, networking, and education for the growing community of practitioners and trainers in the manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and service industries worldwide. It has created a large and rapidly expanding network of certified trainers delivering the TWI Program in the United States and across the globe.

Training Within Industry's rich history originated in the United States in the 1940s where the program was an overwhelming success, boosting industrial production of war materials beyond expectations. The Central New York Technology Development Organization, a member of the U.S. Manufacturers Extension Partnership (MEP), successfully reincarnated the original TWI programs in 2001 after which the TWI Institute was formed to oversee the global deployment of the program.

The TWI Institute is headquartered in Syracuse, NY and has offices and trainers in 25 countries on 4 continents.


To achieve the full potential of Training Within Industry for organizations worldwide


To create organizational excellence and transform business culture by maximizing the skills of people with the time proven TWI programs. Through this we will remain the global leader in TWI implementation, trainer certification, and education for all Industries.