To impart free training to ITI students, Toshiba JSW Power Systems Private Limited (TJPS), a joint venture between Toshiba Corporation in Japan and JSW Group in India has established Welding Training School at the TJPS factory in Chennai. The school will impart free training to 30 students, recommended from neighbouring Industrial Training Institute (ITI) from May to June 2015 in 3 separate training programs. A larger section of students in the ITIs are coming from rural areas. Thus, the skill development programmes of this school will help train the youth of rural Tamil Nadu.
The 12 days programme will include fundamental sessions such as the theory of welding and learn high-level welding skill, followed by a Skill Evaluation. TJPS also aims to foster the importance of safety, time management, compliance of manuals, and environmental awareness in manufacturing processes through this training.
Commenting on the occasion, Yoshiaki Inayama, Managing Director of TJPS said, “Toshiba Group's corporate philosophy emphasises respect for people, creation of new value, and contribution to society. We recognise that it is our corporate social responsibility (CSR) to put our philosophy into practice in our day-to-day business activities. We hope, with the help of our Welding Skill training, the students will upgrade to high-level skilled workers to become an integral part of the manufacturing industry in Tamil Nadu and contribute to ‘Make in India’. We will continue to undertake such meaningful CSR activities in the future.”
Toshiba JSW Power Systems Private Limited is a Joint Venture between Toshiba Corporation, Japan and JSW Group, India was initially incorporated to manufacture and market super-critical steam turbines and generators for thermal power plants in India.