Employability Training is one of the important excellence enablers for community development and Tata Steel aims to achieve total self-sufficiency for people through skill development trainings.
Tata Steel works with local people in rural and urban areas to harness resources and skills that are available to develop opportunities for sustainable livelihoods. It also collaborates with training institutes and other organisations to provide employable skills to thousands of young men and women and generate gainful employment opportunities for them. These skill development programmes aim to impart knowledge in the fields of IT software & hardware, nursing, technical maintenance of consumer durables, security, driving, BPO sector, hospitality etc.
Skill Development Programmes for the Youth
The Company intervenes as an employability enabler by bridging the gap between demand for and availability of vocational training programmes for youth. These programmes are designed to train youth for entry-level positions in the organised sector. In 2013-14, nearly 2000 youth were trained in various vocational trades across locations with 30% of them being gainfully employed.
Major coaching and training programmes held in the last 3 years:
|Coaching / Vocational Training
|Partner / Resource Agency|
|Nursing school entrances (residential)||Xavier Institute of Tribal Education, Gamharia|
|Professional course entrances, viz. Trade Apprentice, Polytechnic, etc. (residential)||Hired professionals, coaching being conducted at Tribal Culture Centre (TCC), Sonari; Shriman Classes|
|Nursing training (General Nursing and Midwifery)||Tata Main Hospital, Jeevan Jyoti (Tata Motors), Hill View Nursing School Ranchi, Sanjeevani, Mangalore|
|Nursing training (Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery) [2013-14]||Amar Jyoti, Chanho, St.Ursula, Lohardaga, METAS Adventist College, Ranchi|
|Nursing Aid [2013-14]||Amar Jyoti, Chanho|
|Community Health Provider||Tinplate Hospital, Jamshedpur|
|Govt. service exams, e.g. Bank, Railways, etc. (residential)||Hired professionals, coaching being conducted at Tribal Culture Centre (TCC), Sonari; Xavier Institute of Tribal Education, Gamharia; Community based organizations like Jaherthan Samiti; Shriman Classes|
|Vocational Training||Partner / Resource Agency|
|IT based trainings: BPO, Computer software||Tata Business Support Services; Indian Institute of Hardware Technology; m Junction; Anudip Foundation; Computer India Software Training & Hardware Maintenance; PRATHAM; CMC|
|Site Safety Supervisor||Safety Department, Tata Steel|
|Motor Mechanic Training||Tata Cummins|
|Security Guard||Turret Industrial Security Pvt. Ltd.|
|Technical Training||Nettur Technical Training Foundation:
|Plastic Processing Technology||Central Institute for Plastics and Engineering Technology, Bhubaneshwar|
|Training for Armed Forces
(CRPF, CISF, Police)
|Motor Driving||Nag Motors, Maruti driving school|
|Fork Lift Operator Training||Pan IIT Alumni Reach For India (PARFI), Jajpur|
|BPO Training||Tata Business Support Services (TBSS)
Tata Consultancy Services
|Industrial Training||ITI, Barbil; ITI Cuttack; Tool Room, Bhubaneshwar; Don Bosco, Ranchi|
|Hospitality Management||Indian Hotels|
|Textile Sector Training||Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC)|
Tata Steel's initiatives in the direction of creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for small artisans and rural women include the recently launched 'Karigar - Okhai', a unique handicraft outlet in Jamshedpur. The outlet showcases a blend of traditional handicrafts from the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand and the western Indian state of Gujarat.
Inaugurated on June 20, 2014 by the Chief Guest Mr. Amitava Bakshi, Chief, Procurement, the outlet is a joint initiative between Tata Steel's Urban Services department and Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development (TCSRD). It brings the best from both - the KARIGAR shop started by Urban Services, Tata Steelin 2002 in Jamshedpur housing handicraft items and the TCSRD's OKHAI brand name that provides income opportunities to over 350 women engaged in making colourful and aesthetically unique pieces of Appliqué Work.
A delight for handicraft lovers, 'Karigar - Okhai' is a perfect platform for artisans hailing from socially and economically marginalized communities to present their creativity and earn a livelihood.
The Urban Services Department at the Baridih Centre in Jamshedpur offers a host of vocational training programmes for the development of women, especially those from surrounding ‘bastis’ (urban settlements). The Centre offers skill-building vocational trainings on sewing and design embroidery, mehendi rachna, zari work, fabric painting and personal grooming. These trainings open a new pathway to economic self-reliance, arming these women with a new found skill to earn.
On May 9, 2014, Urban Services organised the Annual Convocation Ceremony of various Women Empowerment Programmes at the Centre. Mrs. Sunita Pathak, eminent community social worker, graced this occasion as the Chief Guest. Mr. R.S. Pandey - Sr. Manager, Urban Services, Mrs. Gurbari Hembram - Manager, Urban Services and members of the Baridih Community Centre also attended the programme. Mrs. Pathak appreciated the initiatives of the Urban Services Department under the Corporate Relations Division of Tata Steel and said that these initiatives empower women to become self-dependent.
90 certificates were distributed to successful students. The programme concluded with a cultural programme by the students. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by the Mr. R.S. Pandey, Sr. Manager, Urban Services, Tata Steel.