Mumbai, Sep 05, 2014 05:37 PM IST
Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, today announced the Tata Power Skill Development Institute would train over 600 power sector workers in 2014-15.
Modular programmes have been designed to train, test and certify workers in phases to bridge the skills gap across the value chain and to help build a capable workforce.
Despite the importance of industry-specific skills, training can be extremely difficult to source. Over 12 million youth are joining the Indian workforce each year and bridging the skill gap is critical. The Tata Power Skill Development Institute was set up to address the shortage in the power industry, a company release said.
“Through such skill development programmes, we aim to make a distinct impact in improving the skills of our associates’ workforce and subsequently ensure a stronger future for the power industry as a whole,” said Anil Sardana, managing director of Tata Power.
“We are positive that these programmes will be beneficial to workers and we will continue to undertake similar initiatives in future,” he added.
The institute will initially focus on Tata Power’s associates’ workforce and eventually have programmes for other companies in the power sector.