Mumbai/ Kolkata : Tata Power, an integrated power company, on Thursday inaugurated Tata Power Skill Development Institute’s (TPSDI) Skills on Wheels, a mobile concept to make skill training 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 training 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 extinguishers.
On 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 recognize 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, 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.”
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 front-runner 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.”
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