Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), in partnership with Pratham Education Foundation (PEF), is providing skill-gap training to neighbourhood electricians and certifying them through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program in Raigad and Palghar districts. Under this partnership, PEF mobilizes trainees from impoverished rural and urban areas, while TPSDI trains them through its mobile learning centre, Skills-on-Wheels, which travels to various locations in these districts.
The institute has committed to training 150 trainees in the first phase of this initiative and has already certified 109 so far at Usarli village near Panvel. Its training complements participants’ skills with safety practices and best practices in domestic wiring enhancing the employability of the trainees.
Skills-on-Wheels is designed to provide easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skilling in the areas of domestic wiring and solar. Commenting on this initiative, Mr Praveer Sinha, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Power said, “Through Skills-on-Wheels, the institute extends its footprint and impact beyond its training hubs and enables easy access to market-driven and employment-oriented skills training to people who don’t have the means to go through formal training. TPSDI’s outreach through its mobile learning centres enables such people to be productive and enhance their livelihood. We are extremely happy with what skills-on-wheels centre is achieving in Raigad and Palghar, empowering people with skills for life.”
Tata Power established the Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) as a not-for-profit integrated technical training institute of the Tata Power Company which works with 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. TPSDI today offers over 75 courses across Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Renewables, Safety, Allied sectors, etc. and has in a short span of nearly four years, trained over 40,000 people in skills needed by the industry. It has five training hubs across India and two mobile learning centres.