Tata Motors received the ‘HR Innovation of the Year’ award for outstanding contribution to skill development, at the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards, 2016.
At the Asia-Pacific Excellence Awards held in Hong Kong recently, Tata Motors was awarded ‘HR Innovation of the Year’, for its significant contribution to skill development in the automotive sector. The skill development program by Tata Motors is a perfect blend of technical modules and self-development courses with industry leaders as mentors. It has been at the forefront in creating a talent pool for the automobile engineering and manufacturing industry. The company over the past few years has associated with over 135 ITIs across 19 states, to develop skilled and highly competent manpower.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Gajendra Chandel, CHRO – Tata Motors Ltd. said, “In line with the government’s aggressive plans under the Skill India Mission, we at Tata Motors are constantly increasing our efforts on skill development programs, for an agile and future-ready workforce. Our focus is to drive skilling of young boys and girls in the automotive domain and enhance their employability within India and other countries. With humility, we accept this award for recognition of our contribution towards skill development, and will continue to move on this path towards many such endeavors in the future.”
As part of the skill development initiative, Tata Motors is also working towards promoting gender diversity in auto manufacturing and service sectors. Addressing the automotive skill challenges, the company focuses on skilling school drop-outs and youth especially women, while enhancing global employability. All skill development initiatives by Tata Motors are designed and implemented in line with the Global Skill Qualification framework and Occupational Standards. Over the years, focused initiatives such as LEAP (Learn and Earn Program) have been undertaken, while upgrading the in-house training facilities as well leveraging the skill partner’s capabilities.