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TPSDI Launches "TPSDI - Skills on Wheels"

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The"TPSDI - Skills on Wheels" was inaugurated on Jan 30, 2017 with much fervor at TPSDI- Trombay Training Hub situated at Tata Power's Trombay Thermal Power Station,Mumbai. The event was attended by several dignitaries from the corporate world.

TPSDI - Skills on Wheels is a concept for making skilling more accessibleto people and will provide skilling opportunities to people within theirneighborhood. Through this 'Mobile' training and assessment center, TPSDI willprovide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), training and accreditation onNeighborhood Electrician, Motor Rewinding and Solar Skills etc.

Skills on Wheels is essentially a 16 x 8 x 8.6 ft. container that isdesigned to deliver various courses in electrical skills. The container can bemoved from one neighborhood to another for delivering the intended programs.

The event began with lighting of thelamp by Mr. Deepak Premnarayen,President, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Sanjay Sagar, JointManaging Director and CEO, JSW Energy Limited, Mr. Arvind Pradhan, DirectorGeneral, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO & MDTata Power and Mr. Ashok Sethi, COO& ED Tata Power and other dignitaries.

After that, Mr. Sanjay Sagar and Mr.Deepak Premnarayen unveiled and commissioned the TPSDI - Skills on Wheels. Mr. Anil Sardana, CEO& MD, Tata Powershared the operational aspects of how the Neighborhood Electricians'Certification is planned and undertaken using the lab housed on the wheels.  

Post commissioning of the Skills onWheels, Certificates were distributed to the participants of the first 3 batchesof Neighborhood Electrician Course which were carried out jointly by TPSDI andthe IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In his address to the gathering, Mr.Deepak Premnarayen said that he was highly impressed with TPSDI - Skills onWheels initiative and the work that TPSDI was doing in the field of Skill Development.He also committed greater cooperation by IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industryfor extending the Neighbourhood Electrician's RPL and Certification to a largernumber of people.

Mr. Anil Sardana also appreciatedTPSDI's efforts in taking forward the Prime Minister's "Skill IndiaMission". He also said that TPSDI will expand its footprints beyond itsfour Training Hubs through a Hub & Spoke model which will include moremobile spokes centers like the TPSDI - Skills on Wheels. 

On the same occasion, the Welding Simulator Laboratory wasdedicated for the use of skilling people on welding skills. The weldingsimulators will reduce the learning cycle and enhance the quality of learningbefore trainees are put on actual welding machines. These simulators will alsoenhances the confidence of trainees to undertake real welding practice.

Some of the salient features of TPSDISkills on Wheels are:

  • The air-conditioned container is designed to seat 12 trainees at a time
  • At one end of the container is the Neighborhood Electrician's Simulator for Testing (NEST), which contains multiple electrical points commonly found in typical Indian homes. The NEST can be configured to create multiple faults that can be rectified by the trainees. The NEST is also connected to an electrical motor.
  • On one side, there is a display of a variety of tools and materials used in household electrical work
  • On the other side there is a display of different types of circuits found in typical households
  • A cabinet stores Loto and Safety equipment recommended for household electrical work
  • Apart from this, different types of fire extinguishers are put on display
  • The theoretical aspects are taught with the help of a large monitor connect to a computer.

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