Tata Steel’s SNTI celebrates century of skilling industrious workforce
Jamshedpur: The Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute (SNTI), a world-class centre of learning established by Tata Steel and built on the Company’s ideology of nation-building, celebrated its Centenary today with a series of events and engagements to observe this 100-year milestone. The Centenary event was organised leveraging digital platforms and involved Tata Steel’s senior management, office bearers of the Tata Workers’ Union (TWU), SNTI alumni as well as all employees of the Company.
Among the key activities held on the occasion were the launch of an e-Heritage Gallery and release of a commemorative publication by Chief Guest, T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel and Guest of Honour, Sanjeev Kumar Choudhary, President, TWU. The Centenary celebration highlighted the evolution of this premier Institute of learning – its essential role in creating a skilled and employable indigenous workforce – as well as how SNTI benefits our nation’s manufacturing sectors and their ancillary units along with companies in India and abroad.
T V Narendran, CEO & Managing Director, Tata Steel, said: “It is a matter of great pride that SNTI is celebrating a century of having pioneered technical education in India. The Institute continues to contribute to the success of Tata Steel, as well as to help build a skilled workforce for our country’s manufacturing sector. Since our inception, our capability development initiatives have serviced the cause of nation-building through the creation of skilled and technical workforce. Committed to innovation and agility to address the requirements of our ever-evolving business landscape, I am certain SNTI will continue to set benchmarks and make meaningful contributions to the steel industry.”
Sanjeev Kumar Choudhary, President, TWU, said: “I extend my heartiest congratulations to SNTI on this milestone. SNTI has contributed immensely to the skilling of thousands of youth, including our colleagues. Some of those who were trained by the institute not only rose to the top ranks of the Company but also occupied high positions in Tata Workers’ Union. I express my deep gratitude to SNTI and its trainers for the constructive role they have played in the lives of all of us, teaching us trades and vocations, discipline and above all good work ethics.”
Born out of Tata Steel’s founding vision to create an indigenous workforce of technical experts to cater to key manufacturing sectors, SNTI (set up as the Jamshedpur Technical Institute in 1921) continues to create an employable workforce. Through innovations and utilisation of digital interventions, SNTI today has positioned itself as a premier technical training institute for upskilling, reskilling and skill development of potential and existing employees. This facility is extended to Tata Steel’s subsidiaries, group companies, and through the increased adoption of online platforms, to Tata Steel’s international partners. With the introduction of new platforms such as Digie-Shala, SNTI has expanded its learning and development offerings to a wider audience.
SNTI also set up of the J N Tata Vocational Training Institute (JNTVTI) in 2015 with the aim to make youth in and around the Company’s areas of operation employable through training programmes. Till date, over 5,000 JNTVTI students have secured jobs in various companies associated with Tata Steel.