- ata Power, India’s largest integrated power company through its skill development endeavour, TPSDI (Tata Power Skill Development Institute) continually undertakes activities to uplift the economic conditions of people, especially youth living in and around its operational areas. Reiterating its commitment on National Youth Day, the institute has successfully managed to train more than 11,000 youth across the nation.
TPSDI has set up four training hubs in four locations in the country leveraging the facilities of Tata Power which includes Shahad – Mumbai, Maharashtra; Trombay – Mumbai, Maharashtra; Maithon – Dhanbad, Jharkhand, and Mundra – Kutch, Gujarat.
The institute provides modular training courses that are purposefully designed to be market driven and employment oriented across a wide range of skills especially in the power and allied sectors, to address the skill gap challenge faced by Indian power sector. TPSDI also focuses on other dimensions of skill building, such as numerical ability, science, basic IT, industry orientation, communication, soft skills and personality development, work ethics, and places special emphasis on safety, health and environment considering the sector’s specific need. The institute in FY16-17 trained over 9,000 people through modular skill development approach.
Speaking on the achievement, Anil Sardana, CEO and MD, Tata Power, said, “TPSDI was set up with an endeavour to provide training for youth towards employability and we are delighted to see the progress in this very short time. Skill development is an essential ingredient for India’s future economic growth as the country transforms itself into an internationally competitive economy. On National Youth Day, it is our commitment to work in line with prime minister’s vision to equip youth with relevant employable skills and make India the skill capital of the world.”
TPSDI was launched on February 9, 2015, as part of Tata Power’s centenary year celebrations. TPSDI delivers its courses through a combination of instructor-led delivery and IT-enabled platforms like e-learning, online videos, etc. The skill development courses offered are ‘not for profit’ and the fee structure is very nominal. The social priority area for enrollment for training are given to BPL, SC, ST and other minorities.