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Tata Steel Foundation signs MOU with the Government of Jharkhand for skilling youth


Tata Steel Foundation signs MOU with the Government of Jharkhand for skilling youth


~Signs pact to set-up third ITI at Chandil~


Ranchi, April 7, 2022: With an aim to shape more young talents from the state of Jharkhand and make them industry ready, Tata Steel Foundation (TSF) signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) at Ranchi with the Government of Jharkhand on April 06, 2022 to set-up Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Chandil in the Seraikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand.

The MoU was signed by Sourav Roy, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel and Satyanand Bhokta, Hon’ble Minister, Department of Labour, Employment, Training and Skill Development, Government of Jharkhand in the presence of Prawin Kumar Toppo, Secretary, Department of Labour, Employment, Training and Skill Development, Government of Jharkhand, Dr Neha Arora, Director, Employment and Training, Government of Jharkhand and Captain Amitabh, Head, Skill Development, Tata Steel.

Talking about Tata Steel`s commitment to enable youth to be industry ready, Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, said: “TSF has been working towards creating avenues to skill youth from our operational areas in Jharkhand and Odisha. In our mission of enabling youngsters from Jharkhand to realise their true potential, we are delighted to start operating our third ITI at Jharkhand. We look forward to making it a world-class skill institution which will meet the aspirations of the youths of the state and ensure that opportunities are available to them through scholarships and many other outreach schemes apart from training and capacity building.”

“The two ITIs that the Foundation have been operating have witnessed excellent placement track records including foreign inductions, have some of the most cutting-edge equipment by national standards and creates a meaningful experience for the students as well as their families.” Chaudhary added.

Sourav Roy, Chief, Corporate Social Responsibility, Tata Steel, said: “TSF’s focus will be to reach out to excluded communities especially in the tribal belts where youths receive specialised skills, the right knowledge and know-how to apply them. This is also the next step in the significant roadmap for skill development that the Foundation has envisaged for the state of Jharkhand. TSF looks forward to working with the state government in rolling out these initiatives across the state.”

The ITI to be set-up at Chandil will offer training in technical and vocational courses with an initial intake capacity of 100 students and will begin functioning from the 2023 academic session. It will offer various technical courses like Electrical, Fitter, Turner and Welders with a duration of two years and aims to make this a platform where local youths can avail employment opportunities and fulfil a dream to contribute significantly to the income of their families.

Areas in and around Chandil have a significant proportion of indigenous people many of whom are physically isolated, concentrated in remote hilly and forested areas suffering from poor accessibility and practicing mostly subsistence agriculture, often dependent on forest produce. The ITI to be set-up here aims to provide national-level quality skill force and support towards nurturing, growth and development of youngsters by giving exposure to various professional courses and training support. It will also work towards creating aspirations in the minds of girls to explore careers in the technical domain and become independent while also contributing to the fortunes of their families.

With a focus on inclusive growth, TSF`s efforts have always been to provide skill development opportunities for rural youths for better employment. Placements from both ITI Tamar and ITI Jagannathpur, two institutions presently managed by TSF in Jharkhand, have been good. The students are placed in industries operating in Jharkhand as well across other states with initial salaries ranging between Rs 1-2 Lakh per annum after Campus Placements. The institutes have maintained 100 percent pass and employment record with major employers being Suzuki Motors, Hindalco, Kyocera, Jamipol, RKFL, Brakes India Pvt. Ltd etc. A few students have also been placed in companies in Hong Kong and have been drawing handsome salaries.

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