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J N Tata Vocational Training Institute inaugurated at Gamharia

Jamshedpur, February 24, 2020

With the aim to address the supply and demand gap of skilled manpower in the steel industry, a new branch of J N Tata Vocational Training Institute (JNTVTI) was opened at Tata Steel Long Products (TSLP) Training Centre, Gamharia in Jamshedpur today.

The institute was inaugurated by Mr Ashish Anupam, Managing Director, Tata Steel Long Products. in the presence of Mr. Shailesh Verma, COO, TSLPL, Mr. Prakash Singh, Chief Capability Development, Tata Steel, Mr. M K Verma, Director JNTVTI along with senior officials of Capability Development of Tata Steel.

Mr Ashish Anupam said that the institute will help addressing the supply and demand gap of the skilled manpower not only at TSLP but the manufacturing industry at large. He also appreciated the operations of JNTVTI and mentioned that this is a great contribution by the industries in the skilling movement as it enables the unemployed youth of the society to become employable and facilitating them with employment.

Explaining the genesis of JNTVTI, Mr Prakash Singh said: “This is the 5th institute that we`ve opened after Jamshedpur, Joda, Kalinganagar and Jharia. We are committed to improve the employability scenario of the region where we operate.”

This branch is opening with two trades, namely, site safety supervisor and mechanical supervisor training programmes. Going forward many more courses will be launched based on business need. The first batch of JNTVTI at Gamharia has 40 students in two trades put together. This course has been accredited with NSQF certification as a formal recognition by GOI (Govt. of India).

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. ST/SC candidates with outstanding performance during training will be eligible for partial or full reimbursement of course fee (based on their performance) at the end of successful completion of training.  No employment will be provided by Tata Steel. However, JNTVTI Trust will try to help successful trainees in getting suitable employment.

 Minimum CTC assured for supervisor courses is Rs 2.45 lakh / annum and for other courses is Rs 2.16 lakh / annum. This is 1.5 times higher than the median Polytechnic salary for diploma holders.

This will encourage more students to avail of this vocational training facility and build a bright future for themselves. Admission to the new courses is on and JNTVTI is all set for the significant growth in the near future. Students can register for the courses online at

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Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum. 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-Certified 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 eight time (2019), 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.

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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA

Tata Steel