November 07, 2017

Tata Power Delhi Distribution opens 19th vocational training centre at Rohini

  • The centre aims to contribute to the Skill India Program by catering to more than 250 beneficiaries annually
  • These centres provide a platform to the underprivileged youth to support them to learn desired skill sets, which will make them employable and empower them to earn their living

New Delhi: With an aim to contribute towards the Skill India Program, Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) has launched its 19th vocational training centre at Rohini, Sector- 11 for children, youth and women from the socially disadvantaged sections of the society residing in the Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) clusters and resettlement colonies. This centre will be run in association with Ashima Foundation and offer training in computers, stitching and tailoring, and will benefit over 250 youngsters and children annually.

Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, and Monica Singhania, Ashima Foundation, at the inauguration of the VT centre along with the members and beneficiaries of the vocational training centre

The centre was inaugurated by Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, and Monica Singhania, Ashima Foundation, in the presence of beneficiaries and students of other vocational training and women literacy cenres run by the company and more than 150 people, including representatives from NGOs, WLC instructors, ABHA (self-help group) members, VT centre students, etc.

Tata Power-DDL’s VT centres offer trainings in various courses, including stitching and tailoring, computer training (hardware and software). These centres provide a platform to the underprivileged youth to support them to learn the desired skill sets, which will make them employable and empower them to earn their living. The basic objective behind opening these centres was to enhance family income and bridge the gap between needs and resources, over 5,000 students have already been benefitted through this programme since 2008.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, said, “Skill development is crucial for youth empowerment. We, at Tata Power-DDL, plan to expand the reach of our literacy and vocational training centres to as many people as possible and diligently contribute toward societal empowerment. We continue to work towards upliftment of the underprivileged section of the society in JJ clusters by empowering them through vocational training.”