Jamshedpur: In view of the unprecedented COVID-19 situation and the ensuing lockdown, Tata Steel, as a responsible corporate, introduced an e-learning initiative to help students and working professionals leverage the time available during the lockdown to upskill and upgrade their knowledge on various relevant topics.
A total of 27 e-learning courses from across disciplines were availed as part of the initiative. While the portal hosting the e-learning modules witnessed a traffic of over 3.6 lakh users, more than 8 lakh course licenses were issued.
Prakash Singh, Chief, Capability Development, Tata Steel said: “The current COVID-19 situation offers a window of opportunity to young students and professionals to groom themselves by enhancing their knowledge and skills. It is in this context that we introduced the e-learning initiative to enable an ecosystem of learning and development which will strengthen the process of creating a skilled and competent workforce. We are happy to have received an overwhelming response to this initiative and will continue with our pursuit to enable young India to be future ready.”
The Capability Development department, the learning & development wing of Tata Steel, curated these e-learning courses to enable the youth become industry and future ready. The courses were available at a notional cost of Rupee one per course. The e-learning courses range from various technical disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical and Metallurgy to current Industry trends such as Industry 4.0, Total Quality Management, and Machine Learning etc. In addition, a slew of learning sessions through smart class and webinars on pertinent technical and behavioural topics were also made available.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world’s most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).
A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.
Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant – a first in India, Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the ninth time (2020), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, ‘Asia’s Best Integrated Report’ award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.