Tata Power, India’s largest integrated private power utility, has been facilitating various community development initiatives for local communities around its areas of operations. In the catchment areas of Mulshi and Maval, it was found that the local students were facing difficulty in accessing quality education and had to travel long distance due to remoteness of the village, thereby hindering their education. Identifying this need, Tata Power, in collaboration with Mulshi Dharan Vibhag Shikshan Mandal, is starting an Industrial Training Institute (ITI) from the first week of September 2011.
The Institute is being set up with an objective to upgrade the quality of education for the locals and the surrounding areas. Under the collaboration, the infrastructure facility for starting the ITI has been created by Tata Power which includes the machinery and tools required for various trades.
The ITI will follow the norms and guidelines laid down by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT). The Company expects around 90 students to benefit in various trades every year, through this institute. Going forward, the institute will explore possibilities of increasing the enrollment number and thereby extending the benefits to an even large section of youth in Mulshi and Maval region.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Mahesh Paranjpe, Head-Hydro stations, Tata Power said, “We at Tata Power are committed to providing better quality of life to the people around Mulshi and Maval catchment areas. The setting up of ITI is a step towards attaining this objective. This Institute will consist of 5 trades in the first phase; which have been selected based on the market needs for employment and the skills available with the local students. We strongly believe our efforts will benefit the local population and help them enhance their employability and leverage opportunities in the nearby industries after completion of the training.”