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03 Jun 2020 -National Tata Power Skill Development Institute imparts employment-oriented trainings to over 69700 individuals

~Helps bridge the skill development gap by providing hands-on training to employees in the power, allied and other sectors~

Often there’s a gap between the knowledge imparted in an engineering college and the skills expected by the industry. Most engineering and polytechnics or even ITIs equip their students in theoretical knowledge without the student developing employable skills on live equipment and instruments. With the motive of bridging this gap between education and employability, as well as providing ready professionals to the power and allied sectors, Tata Power’s Skill Development Institute (TPSDI)hastrained over 69700 individuals with an emphasis on hands-on training sessions.

TPSDI started with providing skilling programs for the blue-collared workforce and underprivileged sections of the society in India in 2015. Over the years it has rapidly expanded its training offerings and today has trained over 3400 engineering students across its five training centers. TPSDI today also trains engineers and workforces from other corporate entities and has simultaneously, expanded to offer training in higher skills internationally in countries such as Ethiopia and Liberia. A few of these programs by TPSDI are:

  • Successfully delivered two sessions of ‘Train-the-trainer’ program on Distribution Substation - Operation & Maintenance, Safety and Isolating Equipment for Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) at Adis Ababa funded by USAID-USEA in Ethiopia
  • Won the International Order for Utility Training Consultant for Implementation of Training at Liberia Electricity Corporation and providing on-the-job training to benefit over 900 employees at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) along with TPDDL in March this year
  • Trained over 450 Senior Executives across 20 batches from MSETCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd). These programs were pertaining various areas of EHV Transmission including Operation, Maintenance, Testing, Cables, Regulations etc
  • Conducted Electrical Safety programs for employees Tata Group’s retail companies such as Trent, Tanishq, Starbazaar and CROMA and Titan. This was followed by TRENT scheduling five more batches for their employees at Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Bengaluru.
  • Hosted a five-day specialized training in OPGW- Installation and Maintenance for a power utility client of KEC International based in Afghanistan at TPSDI-Shahad
  • Imparted employment-oriented trainings to students sponsored by the Tata Steel Foundation and WREL at TPSDI-Shahad, TPSDI-Jojobera and Radhanesda, Gujarat respectively under its CSR initiative
  • Facilitated a special training on Mechanical drives & components for fans, blowers and compressors for technicians of Ashapura Perfoclay Ltd. in Mundra
  •  Launched special courses such as employability skills, interview readiness, and research methodology for non-technical colleges, a first by any power utility. The course garnered excellent feedback from students

“We have always believed that in order to succeed, professionals need to boost their employability by developing skills demanded in the industry. Reaching the milestone of 69000 trained candidates last year within just four years of our inception is a testament of our easy-to-access market-driven and employment-oriented training programs that have changed so many lives. We look forward to reach more such milestones and will ensure a substantial set of skilled workforce for the Indian power sector,” said Mr. Jayvadan Mistry, Chief, TPSDI.

Started with an enrolment of 208 trainees, this not-for-profit integrated technical training institute by Tata Power has crossed the mark of 69,000 trainees last year and trained over 22,858 individuals in FY20 across five training hubs in India - Shahad – Mumbai; Trombay – Mumbai in Maharashtra Mundra – Kutch, in Gujarat, Maithon – Dhanbad, and Jojobera – Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. At present, TPSDI offers over 160 courses across Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Renewables, Safety, Allied sectors, etc.

The institute also consciously works towards providing greater access to its courses to the unemployed youth, women, members of disadvantaged sections of the society including those in the below-poverty-line (BPL) category as part of its Affirmative Action Policy offering them opportunities to enhance their livelihood.

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 10,763 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 30% 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, micro grids 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 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