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TATA INDIAN                                               professionals. While waiting for physical campuses to be
                             INSTITUTE                                                 constructed, TIIS has developed a short-term course on
                                                                                       Factory Automation and is creating more courses that are
                             OF SKILLS (TIIS)                                          aligned with the upskilling needs of the contemporary

                                                                                       industry. These courses intend to provide high-quality and
                             OVERVIEW                                                  high-impact training during short durations and will be
                                                                                       o ered on temporary campuses with the support of
                             India will add 90 million people to its workforce during this   leading domain partners.
                             decade. Consequently,  skill  development to create a
                             qualified and trained workforce across sectors, has
                             become the need of the hour. The Government of India      KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
                             (GoI) has launched multiple schemes and programmes to
                             improve skilling in India. However, India continues to have   • Mapping sector demand to understand market
                             a low percentage of formally trained workers that can       scenarios and identifying key sectors that have job
                             handle advanced trades.                                     creation possibilities in India.

                             The Tata Indian Institute of Skills (TIIS) was incorporated
                                                                                       • Building a core operations and programming team
                             under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 and was set up
                                                                                         of experts.
                             by the Tata Education and Development Trust in March
                             2020, which  was selected  to   partner with the
                                                                                                  • A short-term course in ‘Essentials of
                             Ministry  of  Skill  Development   and
                                                                                                       Industrial Automation’ was launched in
                             Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in June 2019 to
                                                                                                         November 2021 in collaboration
                             set up, operate, and maintain two
                                                                                                             with Festo—a German company
                             world-class Indian Institute of
                                                                                                                  that is  recognised as an
                             Skills  (IIS)  in Mumbai and
                                                                                                                   expert  in   automation.
                             Ahmedabad. The primary
                                                                                                                   Since then, three batches
                             goal behind  setting  up  the
                                                                                                                   have   completed    their
                             institute  was to create an
                                                                                                                   training with 24 students
                             industry-ready workforce as
                                                                                                                   in each  batch, bringing
                             per the evolving demands
                                                                                                                   the count of trained
                             of  national  and   global
                                                                                                                   students  to   72.  The
                             markets. TIIS is committed to
                                                                                                                   course is  o ered  in a
                             designing and delivering a
                                                                                                                blended mode, with the first
                             contemporary and agile curricular
                                                                                                             two weeks made up of online
                             to meet the emerging skill needs of the
                                                                                                         training, followed by lab- based
                             nation in a digital world. This is being done
                                                                                                              training for a week. The
                             in  collaboration  with  GoI,
                                                                                                                  training programme has
                             MSDE, state governments, and
                                                                                                                 received  positive  feedback
                             leading industry partners.
                                                                                         from students, who are mainly from rural districts with
                             In the past one year, TIIS has been working to streamline   minimal exposure to modern manufacturing trends.
                             its core functions by building a team of experts and

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