Joda: Tata Steel along with its Union recently dedicated a whole new J N Tata Vocational Training Institute (JNTVTI) at Joda. The journey of thousand miles for JNTVTI begun with its first batch of Site Safety Supervisors on January 7, 2019. In its first stint, all 25 trainees at JNTVTI have been placed in various companies. 50% of the students placed are from Joda. A batch of 25 students with 6 months of training at JNTVTI are currently undergoing on the job training. The initial results have been very good and this will encourage more students to avail of this vocational training facility and build a bright future for themselves.
Reiterating its commitments to giving back to the community, JNTVTI aims to skill the youth of Odisha and Jharkhand in relevant and in-demand trades. With courses on Site Safety Supervisor, EOT Crane operator-cum-Rigger, Mechanical Fitter-cum-Rigger, Electrician, Welder–cum-Gas Cutter and Mechanical Supervisor, JNTVTI is all set to get the ball rolling.
Besides Joda, the students undergoing training at JNTVTI, Joda are from Noamundi, Champua and peripheral areas of this belt. These students have been placed with vendor partners of Tata Group Companies (Tata Steel, Tata Sponge and Tata Steel Bhushan in Angul) across all raw materials locations (Joda, Noamundi, West Bokaro and Jharia) of Tata Steel. Minimum CTC assured is Rs 2.16 lakh / annum.
“This course gives me a platform to be successful in life. I am so grateful to my faculties, mentors and coordinators of JNTVTI at Joda who have helped in grooming me”, says Soumya Ranjan Parida, resident of Joda. Another student, Rajat Sahoo from Joda says that he is grateful to Tata Steel for starting such initiative in Joda. He said: “Vocational training like this will make me employable and will help my family. ”
There are 3 JNTVTI centres set-up by Tata Steel in Jamshedpur, Joda and Kalinganagar. The centre at Kalinganagar started in February 2019 with bridge course in Electrical and Mechanical programmes. In FY’19 there will be 700+ enrolments in JNTVTI (all locations).
The Union and Management of Tata Steel decided to set up the J N Tata Vocational Training Institute, a public charitable trust and a training institute by the same name under the mentorship of SNTI, to skill the youth of Jharkhand and Odisha in relevant and in-demand trades and facilitate the placement of these trainees with appropriate recruiters in the region. The said institute began its operations in FY’16 which was funded with an initial outlay of Rs. 4 crore. The prize money obtained from the PM’s Trophy Award for FY’14 and FY’15 was channelized to this institute to fund the initial capex and working capital requirements of this institute. Now the corpus has grown to Rs. 8 crore.