Skill Building Initiative

Skilling forms an integral part of the livelihoods portfolio of Tata Trusts. The focus is on strengthening the skilling ecosystem by bridging existing gaps. To bring about the most effective interventions and synergy in the area of skill development and entrepreneurship promotion, Tata Trusts focusses on sectors and regions that need attention to improve value chains.

Interventions in skill building have several stages — from mobilisation, training and certification to linking the trainee to employment and post-employment tracking. Tata Trusts works with state governments, training partners, Tata group companies and other corporations in the skilling and entrepreneurship development of underprivileged and unemployed youth, both in rural and urban spaces. The focus is on skilling youth in the 18-35 age group, up-skilling of youth with sufficient work experience and re-skilling.

Main initiatives under the programme:

  •  Tata Trusts Skill Development Initiative aims to train 100,000 youth every year on demand-driven vocational skills across Trusts selected geographies.
  • Tata Trusts Entrepreneurship Development and Promotion Initiative will identify, select, train, and promote entrepreneurs.
  • The ecosystem development initiatives will strengthen the ecosystem through creating skill development platforms and networks, establishing virtual classrooms, setting up a mobilisation system, etc.
  • Tata Trusts supports pan-India skill development and entrepreneurship projects — the focus areas include Northeast India, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Orissa.


  • Started 15 new pan-India skilling projects
  • TAAP programme with TCS: Out of 71 youth trained, more than 55 have been offered jobs with TCS, a 77% placement rate
  • MoU signed with the Government of Maharashtra for skill training of youth and entrepreneurship development
  • ITI Indranagar inaugurated in Agartala in Feb 2016; supported by Tata Trusts and Tata Motors, it specialises in automobile technology


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