TWI Institute

TWI Institute Headquarters in Syracuse, NY USA

TWI Institute Headquarters in Syracuse, NY USA

The TWI Institute is your trusted resource for Training Within Industry and Toyota Kata training, certification, implementation, coaching, and education for the growing community of practitioners and trainers in the manufacturing, healthcare, and service industries worldwide. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, we have offices and trainers in 33 countries on 4 continents.

Why TWI Institute

15540808The TWI Institute brings you the expertise of world-class master trainers and staff. You will become part of our expanding global network of practitioners, learning from the Institute and each other for support in your journey. With our diverse market experience, global locations, unique lineage to the original TWI programs, and industry respected trainer certification program, we can help you leverage the role of supervisors and team leaders to achieve organization excellence, employee engagement, and sustainable, measurable results.

Learn more about our proven track record and contact us to see how TWI and Kata can give your organization a competitive edge.

History of Success

17571447Training Within Industry has a rich history of sustainable improvements dating back to the 1940s. Today’s TWI Institute clients continue to achieve success and, in most cases, far exceed past results. The improvements go beyond standard metrics; these clients are achieving real organizational change plus employee engagement and empowerment.

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Respected Certification Program


Pat Graupp presenting Master Trainer certification to Dick Jackson.

One of the tenets of Lean is building standard work and the TWI Institute takes that seriously. We apply this thinking in our certification process for trainers and take great care to ensure all of the trainers certified through the Institute adhere to the high Training Within Industry standards developed during WWII. This One Best Way is timeless and is still the standard.

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