Tata Power : Skill Development Institute inaugurates 'Skills on Wheels'


Launches a mobile concept to make skill trainings more accessible to neighbourhood electricians and people in generalTata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been undertaking initiatives to improve the quality of life and uplift the economic conditions of its surrounding communities. In line with this, Tata Power today inaugurated Tata Power Skill Development Institute’s (TPSDI) Skills on Wheels, a mobile concept to make skill trainings more accessible to people. Through this ‘Mobile’ training and assessment center, TPSDI will provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Motor Rewinding, Solar Skills; training and accreditation to neighborhood electricians, etc.The objective of launching Skills on Wheels is to provide trainings to neighborhood electricians by making training opportunities more accessible to them. It is essentially a 16 x 8 x 8.6 ft. mobile container designed to seat 12 trainees at a time. At one end of the container is the Neighborhood Electrician’s Simulator for Testing (NEST), which contains multiple electrical points commonly found in typical Indian homes. The NEST, connected to an electrical motor, can be configured to create multiple faults intended to be rectified by the trainees. The container also has a variety of tools used in household electrical work and common household circuits, safety equipment and fire extinguishersOn the sidelines of Skills on Wheels initiative, TPSDI further celebrated the graduating ceremony of the 3rd batch of Neighborhood Electricians, a program launched in collaboration with IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry to recognise the existing skills, and validate and certify their competence. Certificates were also distributed to the graduates of the course. A Welding Simulator Laboratory was inaugurated and dedicated for the use of skilling people on welding skills. The welding simulators will reduce the learning cycle and enhance the quality of learning before trainees are put on actual welding machine.Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anil Sardana, MD & CEO, Tata Power, said, ‘We appreciate TPSDI’s efforts in taking forward Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Skill India Mission’. TPSDI will next expand its footprints beyond its four Training Hubs through a Hub & Spoke model which will include more mobile spokes centers like the TPSDI – Skills on Wheels. Over the next few years, we aspire to make TPSDI one of the best in class technical training set ups in the country.’Mr. C.N. Nagakumar, Chief- Tata Power Skill Development Institute, Tata Power, stated, ‘Over the last two years, TPSDI has shaped and trained over 11,000 people. To take the initiative to greater heights, we plan partner with CBIP, PSSC and other such bodies in the future. TPSDI will be the frontrunner for skilling workers by adopting a structured course. Structured skill training of the kind provided by TPSDI will help reduce dissatisfaction and create safe workers.’Some of the dignitaries present at the event were Mr. Deepak Premnarayen, President, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & MD Tata Power, Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO & ED Tata Power, as well as officials from JSW Energy Limited and IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.About Tata Power:
Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company with a growing international presence. The Company together with its subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities has an installed gross generation capacity of 10496 MW and a presence in all the segments of the power sector viz. Fuel Security and Logistics, Generation (thermal, hydro, solar and wind), Transmission, Distribution and Trading. It has successful public-private partnerships in Generation, Transmission and Distribution in India namely ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi, ‘Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.’ with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi and ‘Maithon Power Ltd.’ with Damodar Valley Corporation for a 1050 MW Mega Power Project at Jharkhand. Tata Power is serving more than 2.6 million distribution consumers in India and has developed the country’s first 4000 MW Ultra Mega Power Project at Mundra (Gujarat) based on super-critical technology. It is also one of the largest renewable energy players in India with a clean energy portfolio of 3042 MW. Its international presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the leading coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (‘BSSR’); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources to securitize coal supply and the shipping of coal for its thermal power generation operations; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro which has become operational in 2016; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 185 MW hydro project which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016; in Australia through investments in enhanced geothermal and clean coal technologies and in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan. With its track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for a multi-fold growth and committed to ‘lighting up lives’ for generations to come’. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com
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