Hyderabad– The first Tata STRIVE Skill Development Centre (TSSDC) centre was launched here on Monday.

Spread over 17,000 square feet, this state-of-the-art centre will skill youth in Telangana in the BPO, banking, financial services, insurance and retail industries.

Tata STRIVE, an initiative of Tata Community Initiatives Trust, and the first Group CSR programme of the Tata group, addresses the need of skilling youth for employment, entrepreneurship and community enterprise.

K.T. Rama Rao
K.T. Rama Rao

The facility was inaugurated by state Information Technology and Industries Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao along with Madhu Kannan, Member-Group Executive Council, and Group Head for business development and public affairs, Tata Sons, and Anita Rajan, COO, Tata STRIVE and Vice President, Tata Sustainability Group.

With the mission to build capacity to train youth for employment, entrepreneurship and community enterprise, Tata STRIVE transforms youth into an employee/entrepreneur through behaviour change, knowledge acquisition and skill development, said a statement.

Located at Kukatpally, the centre has ten classrooms/labs which can accommodate up to 240 studentsAat any given time. The training programmes range from 6 to16 weeks, and includes on-the-job training. At the end of the course, successful candidates are presented with a certificate, which is recognised by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and is aligned with various Sector Skill Councils and Tata STRIVE standards. These candidates are also assisted to get livelihood opportunities.

Tata STRIVE is present in 13 Indian states across 70 centres through partner centres as well as Tata STRIVE Skill Development Centres in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Mohali, Pune and Aligarh.