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Tata Technologies Inks MoU With UP Govt For Skill Development And Upgrading ITIs

The company has collaborated with the Uttar pradesh government to transform Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) into modern Technology hubs

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Tata Technologies signed a 10-year Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government on Sunday to upgrade and modernise 150 government-owned Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across 75 districts. Following upgradation, these ITIs will cater to the advanced skill requirements for both students and employers, and also become technology hubs for MSMEs. 

According to official information, the total investment in this project is Rs 5472 crores. With this investment, the ITI upgrade project will see the modernisation of these centres on existing ITI premises with approximately 10,000 square feet of ITI area being developed by the UP government. 

The upgraded ITIs will offer six new trades and 23 new short-term courses, catering to Industry 4.0 demands, and training over 1,20,000 students annually at full capacity once the ITIs is upgraded. 

The project begins in March 2023, and the centres are expected to be ready between January 2024 and March 2024. This project will improve industrial training and education, creating a better learning environment for youth to meet industry needs. 

Upgraded ITIs will offer guidance and experiential learning through physical and digital delivery as well as employability skills. They will also serve as skill centres and boost local artisan and handicraft industries by offering custom courses on product design and increasing their artistic level.  

Sharing his thoughts on the collaboration, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “The transformation of ITIs in UP to Industry 4.0 Technology hubs is a significant step towards positioning Uttar Pradesh as an investment destination of choice for the manufacturing industry. We already have the best of talent in Uttar Pradesh, and this project will upskill our talent and create employment opportunities for the youth." He further added, “Moving with the times, we also have to join training programs related to new technology, so the state government is signing an MoA amounting to Rs 5472 crore with Tata Technologies today.”

Kapil Dev Aggarwal, UP Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Vocational Education and Skill Development said, "This collaboration with Tata Technologies will help in developing the state's technology upskilling infrastructure and improve the employability of our youth. We are confident that this project will play a pivotal role in making UP a leading state in technology.”

Warren Harris, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Technologies, said, "We are excited to collaborate with the government of Uttar Pradesh to transform 150 ITIs into Industry 4.0 technology hubs. Our vision of Engineering a better world embodies our commitment to skill-building and developing skilled talent that would be required by the manufacturing industry to develop and manufacture innovative products. Through this collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh government, we are committed to supporting the development of technical and digital skills across Uttar Pradesh and empower the youth." 

Elaborating on the collaboration, Pawan Bhageria, President, Global HR, IT Admin and Education, Tata Technologies, said, "This collaboration with the Uttar Pradesh government is a great opportunity for us to help train our youth on Industry 4.0 technologies and solutions and make them job-ready and this, in turn, may help the industry which is looking for such talent." 

The upgradation and modernisation of the ITIs will facilitate upskilling in sectors related to Industry 4.0, Product Design & Development, Product Verification and Virtual analysis, Design for Artisans and Handicrafts, Additive manufacturing (3D printing), Modern Automotive Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, Battery Electric Vehicle Training, IoT and Digital Instrumentation, Process Control and Automation with HMI, PLC SCADA, Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping, Industrial Robotics with arc welding, AI-based Virtual Welding & Painting, Advanced Plumbing, Digital Meters, Agriculture and Horticulture, and much more.