Chennai : The Tamilnadu government signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Tata Technologies for five years to transform 71 government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the State into technology centers with modern infrastructure and training facilities to meet the industry 4.0 standards. Along with the technology transformation of the ITIs, Tata Technologies will also be providing industrial support for trainers’ training and ensuring maintenance of the new set-up.
The collaboration with the Tamil Nadu government is an extension of Tata Technologies’ continued efforts to implement projects of high social impact and complement the nation-building efforts of the government. Post upgradation, these technology centers will not only cater to the advanced skill requirements of students, but also act as technology & industrial hubs for the MSMEs. The total proposed investment under this project would be about Rs.2,204 crores, according to an official release.
These modern technology centers will facilitate skill training in machinery, equipment, tools, hardware, software, and services to be rendered for establishing long-term trades like manufacturing process control & automation, industrial robotics & digital manufacturing, mechanic electrical vehicle, basics design, and virtual verification, and advanced manufacturing. Apart from long-term courses, short-term skill training will also be provided in areas such as electric vehicle maintenance, robotics, automation, CAD/CAM, CNC machining, advanced plumbing, and additive manufacturing. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister M K Stalin said “the industrial sector has always taken the center-stage in the economic development of Tamil Nadu as we host manufacturing facilities of several global OEMs. The collaboration with Tata Technologies is an effort to bridge the gap between demand and supply of skilled workforce requirements of the manufacturing industry.”
The upgraded technology centres will help us upskill and reskill the youth of Tamilnadu to meet the emerging industrial requirements in the state, thereby attracting more investments, creating more job opportunities, and helping us become a USD one trillion economy by 2030, he said. Subramanian Ramadorai, Chairman, Tata Technologies Limited said the industrial ecosystem and its requirements have changed significantly over the last few years with a digital-first approach. To keep pace with these evolving technological trends and transition towards Industry 4.0, industries and manufacturers seek a skilled workforce with relevant expertise and experience. “This project provides us an excellent opportunity to leverage our manufacturing domain knowledge to upskill and empower the youth of Tamil Nadu”, he said.