16, Dec 2023
National, December 16, 2023 – Young men and women from different parts of the country have taken a LEAP of faith with Tata Motors’ initiative ‘LEAP (Learn to Earn and Progress Programme)’ for the past decade. Run under the Public-Private-Partnership Model (Industrial Training Institutes, Tata Motors dealers & TASSs and Tata Motors), the programme aims to provide sustainable livelihoods, especially to unskilled youths from disadvantaged sections of society. Notably, the programme’s success is evident as it has expanded from two institutes in 2013 to an impressive 60 institutes by 2022, and 1500 youth get trained under the programme every year.
A 12-month programme, the LEAP curriculum dedicates 70% of the curriculum to hands-on experience at service centres, creating a comprehensive learning environment. With a focus on inclusivity, LEAP has on its rolls underprivileged youth both from rural as well as urban and semi-urban localities, who have dropped out of school and there is a focussed effort to register more women under the prorgramme.
Tata Motors serves as a knowledge partner and provides the content for the training, while Industrial Training Institutes provide the required infrastructure for conducting the training. Dealer & TASSs help these students with on-the-job training and a stipend for the same. The programme has been clocking 85% placement on an average in the past decade. In addition to this, an increasing number of women are getting enrolled in the programme and diversity has grown to 13% in the past decade.
Vinod Kulkarni, Tata Motors’ Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, said, “LEAP transcends a skills programme and qualifies to be a transformative programme wherein the future of the attendees are moulded into compelling success stories. The programme has a twin purpose of creating a workforce for the future as well as empowering individuals and their families to improve their standards of living and above all, rekindle their dreams. LEAP highlights Tata Motors’ unwavering determination to bring about affirmative changes within communities we work in.”
In its continuous evolution, LEAP remains agile, embracing new technologies and entrepreneurial modules to adapt to dynamic market demands. LEAP embodies a dynamic force driving positive change, exemplifying Tata Motors’ enduring pledge to empower, innovate, and build a brighter tomorrow for all.