Hyderabad : The first Tata STRIVE Skill Development Centre (TSSDC) centre was launched here on Monday.
Spread over 17,000 square feet, this state-of-the-art centre will skill youth in Telangana in the BPO, banking, financial services, insurance and retail industries. Tata STRIVE, an initiative of Tata Community Initiatives Trust, and the first Group CSR programme of the Tata group, addresses the need of skilling youth for employment, entrepreneurship and community enterprise.
The facility was inaugurated by state Information Technology and Industries Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao along with Madhu Kannan, Member-Group Executive Council, and Group Head for business development and public affairs, Tata Sons, and Anita Rajan, COO, Tata STRIVE and Vice President, Tata Sustainability Group.
With the mission to build capacity to train youth for employment, entrepreneurship and community enterprise, Tata STRIVE transforms youth into an employee/entrepreneur through behavior change, knowledge acquisition and skill development, said a statement.
Located at Kukatpally, the centre has ten classrooms/labs which can accommodate up to 240 students at any given time. The training programmes range from 6 to 16 weeks, and includes on-the-job training. At the end of the course, successful candidates are presented with a certificate, which is recognized by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and is aligned with various Sector Skill Councils and Tata STRIVE standards. These candidates are also assisted to get livelihood opportunities.
Ms Rajan said, “Tata Strive is a cohesive effort of the Tata group to train and empower people while facilitating quality benchmarks. While we aim to train a large number of youth by 2022, this Hyderabad center is one-step forward in that direction. This sustained community effort will help the youth of Telangana leverage and build their talents on a platform based on behavioral change, knowledge acquisition and skill development.”
The centre plans to empanel with MEPMA (Mission for elimination of poverty in municipal areas) to train students, this year. A bouquet of courses is being offered in retail, financial services, automobile, BPO and electrical trades, and going forward the scope of training will be expanded to include hospitality courses as well. Fully equipped training labs are being set-up in partnership with leading industry players to further enhance the learning experience.
Tata STRIVE is present in 13 Indian states across 70 centres through partner centres as well as Tata STRIVE Skill Development Centres in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Mohali, Pune and Aligarh.
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