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Tata Group

Tata Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai. Founded in 1868, the company gained international recognition after purchasing several global companies. Each Tata company operates independently under supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. The Group is active in Information Technology, Steel, Automotive, Consumer & Retail, Infrastructure, Financial Services, Aerospace & Defence, Tourism & Travel as well as Telecom & Media, Trading & Investment and owns some of the world’s leading brands in these sectors. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with the mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’.

Executive Summary

Tata Electronics Pvt. Ltd. is on an ambitious plan to set up a high-volume precision manufacturing plant at Hosur, Tamil Nadu, that aims to employ a workforce of 15,000 over one year. The Company approached SkillSonics to support the rapid scale-up beyond the prototype and pilot implementation phases. Tata Electronics plans to deploy a trained women workforce for precision manufacturing with a specific focus on CNC & VMC operations and precision assembly job roles.

Tata Electronics gives high preference for female employees from poor and underprivileged family backgrounds who have passed the 10+2 standard, completed an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) program or have a diploma in engineering.

Challenges

Tata Group wants only female employees for this project. Parents are not readily willing send their daughters for training or a job in a faraway location (in this instance at Hosur, Tamil Nadu). Hence, due to family pressure, young women from other States are unwilling to relocate. SkillSonics overcame this challenge by counselling the women candidates along with their parents and by explaining the opportunity in getting a permanent job with Tata, an organization with a unique reputation also in terms of caring for its employees. SkillSonics efforts are bearing fruit. Till date, SkillSonics could successfully recruit and train 600 women for Tata Electronics.

How SkillSonics Helped

SkillSonics utilized its large network of engineering colleges, training institutes and organizations as well as clusters in the engineering sector to reach out to different catchment areas in and around Hosur, Bengaluru, adjoining districts and other states such as Maharashtra, Andra Pradhesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Odisha and Assam. By conducting online pre-assessments and screening drives, SkillSonics was able to shortlist the right women candidates for the course.

In parallel, SkillSonics identified training centres in different regions with appropriate training infrastructure and accommodation facilities. It then delivered a 30-day CNC/VMC programs tailored to the requirements of Tata Electronics and the candidates. The program equips the selected candidates with the appropriate skills and knowledge, makes them industry ready and immediately deployable.

Results

  • Upon successful completion of course and job screening, trained women candidates receive job offers as Employees at the Tata Electronics’ plant, on company payrolls along with respective benefits.
  • Apprentices trained through the SkillSonics program have in depth and solid expertise, combined with practical experience.
  • Through cultural programs, soft skill training and work place skills training , the overall performance of trainees improves.
  • The practical experience and sense for quality of the candidates who have completed the SkillSonics program is on a much higher level than that of other trainees.
  • The knowledge of English of the candidates is on a level which allows them to communicate with foreign visitors (for example, customers).
  • The training program strengthens the trainees’ motivation to become self-driven and thus results in improved quality, enhanced efficiency, accuracy, punctuality and responsibility.