April 16, 2018
Tata Power Skill Development Institute is now ISO 9001 and ISO 29990 certified
National: Tata Power Skill Development Institute (TPSDI), a not for profit skill development organisation, has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 and ISO 9001:2015 dual certification by the Bureau Veritas, a certification body accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
The ISO 29990:2010 certification is a highly specialised standard for Learning Services Providers. Its scope of certification covers 19 processes including the areas of training in content development, delivery, impact assessments and evaluation. The ISO 9001:2015 certification is for Quality Management System and is one of the most widely used standards in the world.
The dual certification substantiates the operational excellence and standards practices pursued by TPSDI, established in 2015 by India’s largest integrated power company Tata Power, to enhance employability amongst youth and addressing the skill gap challenge faced by the Indian Power and allied sectors.
CN Nagakumar, chief, TPSDI, said, “The dual certification will give assurance of quality learning services to the customers and trainees, ensure streamlined training delivery across all our training centres and pave the path for continuous improvement. We were completely sold to the idea of acquiring this standard due to its unquestionable relevance to whatever we do as a training institute."
Ashok Sethi, COO & ED, Tata Power, said, "It is a milestone in the Institute's evolution into becoming the Best-in-Class Integrated Technical Training Institute for contemporary and future skills in the power sector and allied areas. Quality and operational excellence is built into Tata Power's culture and values and this certification is further proof that we live up to our values each day."
The Institute provides modular training and certification across a wide range of employable skills, including skills in thermal, hydel and renewable energy generation, transmission and distribution, as well as other skills found in the allied areas.
TPSDI operates 5 world class training hubs in the country – at Shahad and Trombay in Maharashtra, Maithon and Jamshdepur in Jharkhand and at Mundra in Gujarat. Since its inception in 2015, the Institute has trained over 29,000 people.
TPSDI caters to all types of learners in the power sector - from experienced technocrats to unemployed youth look for employable skills. The Institute also imparts training to students of ITI's, Polytechnics and Graduate Engineering Colleges to bridge the gap between what the industry demands and what the academia pursues.