Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, announced that the Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) would benefit over 600 Power Sector workers in FY15 through various Power-Skills training programs. The modular programs have been strategically designed to train, test, certify and accredit the workers in a phased fashion, thereby honing their professional skills. The objective of this initiative is to bridge the skills gap that exists across the value chain, and to help build a capable workforce.
Professional competence in today’s power sector requires not just cutting-edge technical skills, but also effective commercial and interpersonal skills aligned to the specific needs of the power industry. Despite the vital importance of industry-specific skills, training for these skills can be extremely difficult to source. Understanding this, TPSDI has employed a 360 degree approach for holistic development of workers in power-skills and encourage them to reach their full potential.
Speaking on this initiative, Mr. Anil Sardana, Managing Director, Tata Power, stated, “We at Tata Power aim to empower our stakeholders by implementing various programs that benefit their overall development. Through such skill development programs, we aim to make a distinct impact in improving the skills of our Associates’ workforce and subsequently ensuring a stronger future for the power industry as a whole. We are positive that these programs will be highly beneficial to the workers and we will continue to undertake similar initiatives in future.”
Skill development is an essential ingredient for India's future economic growth as the country transforms itself into an internationally competitive economy. Creating new jobs is only a part of the equation for employment in today’s developing India as over 12 million youth are joining the workforce each year and hence bridging the existing skill gap is of prime importance. Tata Power Skill Development Institute aims to bridge this skill gap in the power sector by training the workforce engaged in the sector with skills that make them more employable and help them excel in their fields.
The programs rolled out by TPSDI would initially focus on Tata Power’s Associates’ workforce and then eventually be rolled out to other companies in the power sector.
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