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12 Mar 2019 -National TPSDI honoured at the 6th Global Training & Development Leadership Awards for ‘Excellence in Training & Development’

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company through its skill development endeavour, Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), strives to bridge the skill-gap in the Indian power sector and allied industries while training youth with employable skills. Recognizing this effort, TPSDI was conferred with the ‘Excellence in Training & Development Award’ — an Overall Award for Best Results Based Training at the 6th Global Training & Development Leadership Awards held on 16th Feb 2019 at Taj Lands End. The award is instituted by the Human Resources Development Management Committee of the World HRD Congress. Mr. Jayvadan Mistry, Chief–TPSDI, accepted the award on behalf of the company from the chief guest, Mr. Alistair Schofield, Director MyBrain International Limited.

The award recognises the impact of TPSDI’s training programs that enhance the skills of the trainees and thus their employability. Since its establishment, TPSDI has trained more than 43,000 people. TPSDI's robust training programs have resulted in skill gain and the ISO:29990 certified Institute has a rigorous process that tracks the effectiveness of its training by not only assessing the skills and knowledge gained by the trainees but also by monitoring them when they secure employment. TPSDI currently provides placements to 75% of the eligible youth trained at the Institute.

Speaking on receiving the award, Mr. Mistry said, "This award is a recognition the deep and positive impact that TPSDI is having on the lives of its trainees. We are proud to have made a difference to the lives of people and the industry by empowering trainees with relevant skills. The industry has confidence in our training, and this can be seen in our strong placement numbers. TPSDI thanks the jury for recognising our impact. We will continue to raise the standard of our training and enhance the quality of the skills entering in the industry."

Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Power, congratulated TPSDI on the award and said, “We, at Tata Power are committed to achieve the Government’s goal of ‘Skill India’ by 2022 through TPSDI. We are extremely happy with the way TPSDI has been empowering individuals with skills that enhance their livelihood. Awards like these motivate us to extend the reach of our training initiatives and enhance the lives of more and more people while positively impacting the power sector and the community at large.”

TPSDI, currently has five training centres across India leveraging the facilities of Tata Power: Shahad – Mumbai; Trombay – Mumbai; Maithon – Dhanbad, Mundra – Kutch, Gujarat and Jojobera – Jamshedpur. The Institute conducts several skill development programs to equip youth with relevant employable skills. Apart from Tata Power, TPSDI also trains engineers and technicians from other organizations and offers courses for engineering college students, enabling them to acquire skills that bridge the gap between academics and industry. the facilities of Tata Power: Shahad – Mumbai; Trombay – Mumbai; Maithon – Dhanbad, Mundra – Kutch, Gujarat and Jojobera – Jamshedpur.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10857 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 22% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; 'Maithon Power Ltd.' with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology.

With growing international focus, Tata Power's global presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC); 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (BSSR); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through a 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro project; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project; in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan.

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com