Jamshedpur: Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) endeavours to empower and enhance the employability of people in and around Tata Power’s operational areas with industry-ready skills, especially in the power and allied sectors. TPSDI has five skilling hubs across India and its hub at Jojobera in Jharkhand trained 1603 people in the previous financial year from April 2018-March 2019.
India’s population and its aspirations are burgeoning. India is rapidly urbanizing with a corresponding rise in the demand for electricity. It is projected that the demand for electricity in India will almost triple by 2040. To manage and fuel this rapid growth, the power and allied sectors will need a readily available skilled workforce.
TPSDI’s skill-based training aims to cater to this demand. The Government of India has set also an ambitious target of installing capacity of100 GW from solar and 60 GW from wind energy by 2022. With this focus on green and renewable energy, India will need well-trained personnel in the Solar and Wind Energy sectors. The institute also offers a variety of courses in Solar and Wind Energy that will skill people to work in the renewable energy sector.
TPSDI trains Tata Power employees, other organizations apart from those in the Tata Group, offers courses bridging academic knowledge and industry-demanded skills to engineering colleges and also trains unemployed youth. As a part of this broad mandate for the Institute, TPSDI-Jojobera skilled around 1298 employees from Tata Power and 284youth from engineering and diploma colleges and from ITIs.
Jayvadan Mistry, Chief, TPSDI, elaborated on TPSDI’s role and vision, “India’s economic growth is directly linked to the steady growth of the power sector. Through TPSDI, Tata Power seeks extend its contribution to the community by enabling easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skills training to individuals. We are extremely glad about TPSDI’s progress over the years and we will continue with our efforts and vision of ensuring a substantial -well-skilled workforce in the Indian power sector.”
TPSDI across its five training hubs, in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Jharkhand has trained 16,483 people in FY19 across 119 courses. TPSDI also arranged for placements with various employers for 92% of its eligible trainees which is a testimony to the relevance of the Institute’s claim of training people in industry-ready and employable skills.