22 September 2015, Mumbai. Tata Power inaugurated the Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), a centre of excellence for power-plant skills, at the Tata Power Trombay Thermal Power Station.The centre is aimed at benefitting over 600 power sector workers through various power-skills training programs and bridging the skill gap that exists across the value chain to help build a capable workforce.TPSDI had earlier inaugurated a centre at Shahad, through which it has already successfully trained 448 workers.
TPSDI-Trombay 1 houses well equipped class rooms, computer lab, and electrical and mechanical labs with equipment for training. The electrical lab is for hands-on training in motors, drives, transformers, LOTO and other skills. The mechanical lab is equipped with all power plant related equipment like valves, gears, alignment, bearings, precision tools, gauges and LOTO, etc.
TPSDI-Trombay 2 is situated in the old fuel oil handling area and has computer kiosks, electrical lab, bench fitting workshop, rigging and scaffolding training, welding, pumps, hydraulics, valves, etc. Additionally, the premises have photovoltaic and thermal solar installations to impart solar power skills to trainees.
The institute was inaugurated by Anil Sardana, MD and CEO, Tata Power, in the presence of Ashok Sethi, COO and ED, Tata Power, and other company employees.Speaking at the event, Mr Sardana said, “TPSDI endeavours to help in capacity building in the power sector. The objective of the institute is not merely training people but to enhance their skills and make them employable. 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.”
Tata Power partnered with Thermax, an energy and environment engineering company, to source a part of its workforce from TPSDI . The TPSDI facility has two setups fully equipped to conduct training across the whole range of power plant maintenance skills and provide hands-on practice to trainees with state-of-the-art equipment.There have also been three-day soft-skills training courses conducted at Haldia, Kalinganagar, Jojobera, Noida, Bina and Nallore, through which 131 workers have been successfully trained.
news source :- Tata Power