TVS SCS to train 2K rural youth to be ‘employment ready’
CHENNAI: TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) on Wednesday, announced the inauguration of its Training Academy at Oragadam, industrial corridor, near Chennai.
This academy provides essential and specific skill-set training and knowledge to help create a pool of supply chain talent, who will be employment-ready, for the entire industry, after the training programme. The academy also offers a unique social cause opportunity to select youth from remote areas, train and deploy them appropriately. Through this new facility, the academy can train around 2,000 rural youth every year.
Inaugurating the new facility, Ravi Viswanathan, MD, TVS Supply Chain Solutions said, “We have created an academy to provide focused skill-set training on warehouse management, transportation management and technology-related aspects ensuring both classroom and on-the-job training. The certification courses at this centre will set the benchmark for the industry best practices and the trained individuals will be ready for employment in the fast-growing supply chain industry.”
The supply chain industry in India is one of the largest in the world and is expected to grow from $382 bn to $531 bn at a CAGR of 7%. The need for trained professionals, not only for TVS SCS but also for the entire industry, is the driving force behind this initiative.
Ravi Viswanathan added, “We will be replicating this model in other parts of the country too, starting from the western region in the near future. The aim is to train around 5,000 individuals every year in the next couple of years.”
TVS SCS handles over 18 million sqft warehousing space in India. It has deployed over 700 Material Handling Equipment (MHEs) in its operations. In the supply chain and logistics world, the responsible use of MHE is integral to the safety of any successful supply chain operation. Given the important role of this equipment in daily operations, it is essential to train MHE operators on safe operations to protect against potential hazards and work towards the goal of zero accidents in the workplace.
The academy has access to a pool of prospective learners from nearby areas. The academy, spread over the build-up area of 29,000 sqft and in that model warehouse training centre covers 4,300 sqft. The facilities here include classroom, spares and maintenance tools room, warehouse set up and MHE training yard facilities. The residential training programmes are run by the academy facilitating boarding and lodging for the students during the training period without any cost.
The young workforce who are trained in warehouse management, operations, data entry operations, safety and MHE operations would be absorbed in the projects as per the requirements.