Pitching India in the skill development and job creation under the Skill India Mission and to provide an impetus to the Skill India program through private sector participation, the first batch of training at the Tata-Indian Institute of Skills, Mumbai had launched a virtual event presided by Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
The institute is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India and Tata Indian Institute of Skills. A formal agreement for setting up the institute has been signed between MSDE and TATA IIS on 11th November 2020.
Speaking at the launch event, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Hon’ble Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “To provide high-quality technical and vocational learning across various sectors, the foundation for state-of-the-art infrastructure was laid last year and today with the launch of its first set of courses at IIS Mumbai, I can proudly say that we are inching closer to achieve the vision of our Honorable Prime Minister,Narendra Modi of making India the ‘Skill Capital of the World’. Following the footsteps of other prominent centers of education in the country, IIS Mumbai will be instrumental in imparting world-class training to help build a future-ready workforce. I extend my gratitude towards the Government of Maharashtra and Tata Group for extending support towards Skill India Mission and I am hopeful that this collaboration will transform the state’s youth from job seekers to job creators.”
The Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Maharashtra, Nawab Malik also graced the occasion with his presence and ensured maximum support on behalf of the Maharashtra Government in making this initiative a grand success for the country.
Girish Krishnamurthy, Director, Tata IIS, said, “This is a key development in India’s journey to provide skilling and job-readiness to its youth. The Institute aspires to become a beacon to other institutions of its kind in the years to come.”
The first batch at TATA-Indian Institute will commence training with two courses in Factory Automation, with a duration ranging from 1 to 4 weeks, depending upon the prequalification profile of the trainee.
The institute envisages partnerships with multiple private organizations who are leaders in their respective fields, two of which are currently in place, with FESTO, a global leader in industrial automation and SMC Corporation, Japan, the world’s largest manufacturer of pneumatic components, for training.