National, 11 June 2019:Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI),a not-for-profit integrated technical training institute by Tata Power,enrolled its 50,000th trainee on 3rdJune 2019. This is a significant milestone in TPSDI’s journey so far since its inception in 2015. The Institute was founded by Tata Powerwith the dual motive of bridging the skill gap in the Indian power sector and empowering youth and others with employable skills in the power, allied, and other sectors
The institute, in its first year, 2015, started with an enrollment of 208 trainees. Now within 4 years it has trained over 50,000 in employable skills. TPSDI which started with providing skilling programs for the blue-collared workforce and underprivileged sections of the society, today, has expanded to offer training in higher skills. TPSDI, now also offers courses to engineers and technicians from other organizations and Tata Power, as well as trains engineering college students, enabling them to gain skills that bridge the gap between academics and industry. TPSDI today offers over 150 courses across Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Renewables, Safety, Allied sectors, etc.
Congratulating the TPSDI team on this achievement,Mr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power said,“TPSDI has been a frontrunner and a benchmark in offering skill development training programs. We wantto make TPSDI a premier technical training institute in the nation and the first-choice for training in the power sector.We are extremely proud of TPSDI’s achievement and look forward to itreaching the next milestone of 100,000 trainees soon.”
In line with this vision,Mr. Jayvadan Mistry, Chief, TPSDI,added,“We are extremely pleased with the enrollment of 50,000th trainee at our Institute within just four years of our inception. TPSDI, seeks to provide an easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skills training and thus ensure a substantial set of skilled workforce for the Indian power sector.”
In FY19, TPSDI trained over 16,483 individuals across five training hubs in India – Shahad – Mumbai; Trombay – Mumbai in Maharashtra Mundra – Kutch, in Gujarat, Maithon – Dhanbad, and Jojobera – Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. Apart from its hubs, TPSDI through its spokes and outreach programs has trained at 46 locations across India and has even provided training abroad partnering the United States Energy Association (USEA) through United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide training in Ethiopia.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.