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17 Jul 2019 -Mumbai and Pune Directorate of Vocational Education & Training, Government of Maharashtra felicitates Tata Power for its efforts in vocational education and training

~On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, recognises the company for collaborating with ITI Jawahar for skill upgradation efforts~

Tata Power, India’s largest integrated power company, has been felicitated by the Directorate of Vocational Education & Training, Government of Maharashtra (GoM) for its efforts in the area of vocational education and training through its CSR arm , Tata Power Community Development Trust ( TPCDT).

Ms. Shalini Singh, Chief–Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Tata Power & Managing Trustee ( TPCDT)  accepted the felicitation at an event organised in Mumbai today on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. The event was graced by Hon'ble Governor of Maharashtra Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Honourable Minister for Skill development and Entrepreneurship Mr. Sambhaji Nilangekar, Honourable Minister of State for Skill development and entrepreneurship Dr. Ranjit Patil , .Additional Chief Secretary, GoM  Ms. Sujata Saunik, and   Mr. Anil Jadhao , Director , Directorate of Vocational Education & Training ,Maharashtra along with other government officials , ITI colleges faculty  and Industry partners.

“The larger objective of Tata Power’s efforts in the skill development space is multifold.  One, it creates a large pool of workforce that is skilled to meet the changing demands of the country power sector; two it provides opportunities for youth to stay relevant in the dynamic workforce market and offers improved livelihood and eventually harness the potential of the demographic dividend of this country in the pursuit of nation building. We thank the Government of Maharashtra for recognising our efforts,” said Ms. Shalini Singh, Chief–Corporate Communications & Sustainability, Tata Power.

Tata Power had joined hands with ITI Jawahar ( Palghar district) under public private partnership with Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department, GoM to upgrade the skill, education with focus on tribal youth.

The strategic objective of this partnership was to augment the existing efforts under Public-Private Partnership to help youth achieve their potential in industrial skills and meet the demand for skilled workforce in the power sector.

Tata Power also offered soft skills courses, Motor Mechanic Lab Development and mentoring support by employee volunteers. In addition to this, the students of ITI were also provided short term skill courses at the Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI) at Mumbai with an objective to imparting experiential learning through simulation-based equipment.

These collective efforts were also instrumental in ensuring improved learning opportunities and enabling better placement prospects for the students who were also provided pre-placement coaching by employee volunteers at ITI Jawhar.

About Tata Power:

Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power company and, together with its subsidiaries & jointly controlled entities, has an installed capacity of 10857 MW. A pioneer in the field, it has a presence across the entire power value chain: Generation of renewable as well as conventional power including hydro and thermal energy; transmission & distribution, trading and coal & freight logistics. With renewable energy assets in solar and wind accounting for 22% of the company's portfolio, Tata Power is a leader in clean energy generation. In line with the company's view on sustainable and clean energy development, Tata Power is steering the transformation of utilities to integrated solutions by looking at new business growth in EV charging & storage, distributed generation & rooftops, microgrids and home automation & smart meters.

It has successful public-private partnerships in generation, transmission & distribution in India namely: ‘Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd.’ with Delhi Vidyut Board for distribution in North Delhi; 'Tata Power Ajmer Distribution Ltd.' with Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. for distribution in Ajmer; 'Powerlinks Transmission Ltd.' with Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for evacuation of Power from Tala hydro plant in Bhutan to Delhi; '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.

With growing international focus, Tata Power's global presence includes strategic investments in Indonesia through a 30% stake in the coal company PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC); 26% stake in mines at PT Baramulti Suksessarana Tbk (BSSR); in Singapore through Trust Energy Resources; in South Africa through a joint venture called ‘Cennergi’ to develop projects in sub-Sahara Africa; in Zambia through a 50:50 joint venture with ZESCO for 120 MW Hydro project; in Georgia through AGL which is a joint venture with Clean Energy, Norway & IFC for development of 187 MW hydro project; in Bhutan through a hydro project in partnership with The Royal Government of Bhutan.

With its 103 years track record of technology leadership, project execution excellence, world-class safety processes, customer care and driving green initiatives, Tata Power is poised for multi-fold growth and committed to 'lighting up lives' for generations to come. Visit us at: www.tatapower.com