Baliapal: Subarnarekha Port Private Limited (SPPL) has set up a centre of J N Tata Vocational Training Institute (JNTVTI), the premier skill development training institute of Tata Steel, at Baliapal in Balasore district of Odisha. The institute seeks to benefit local youths by enhancing their skills, thereby boosting job opportunities.
The centre was inaugurated by Dattatraya Bhausaheb Shinde, Collector, Balasore in the presence of Prakash Singh, Executive Director, SPPL, Jaya Singh Panda, Chief, Learning and Development, Tata Steel, and citizens of Baliapal, here on Friday.
The Centre, located at Baliapal College of Physical Education (BCPE) campus, is equipped with best-in-class classroom infrastructure along with hostel and mess facilities for both boys and girls. It opened with 32 students in the first batch. It will add 4 more batches in the next 6 months to on board 125 candidates, who will be trained to become Site Safety Supervisors, Civil Supervisors and Mechanical Fitters.
Commending Subarnarekha Port for the initiative, Dattatraya Bhausaheb Shinde, Collector, Balasore, said: “A reputed and professionally-run technical institute at a comparatively remote location such as Baliapal will certainly empower the local boys and girls to improve their skills and improve their prospects for job opportunities in the industrial sector not just in Odisha, but across the country and beyond.”
Thanking the administration and the community for all the support Prakash Singh, Executive Director, Subarnarekha Port Pvt Ltd, said: “With the economic progress of the region, it is imperative that we augment the skills of the youth to prepare them for current and future job opportunities. We are certain that JNTVTI will play a critical role in this aspect. The Institute will not just help bridge the demand-supply gap for skilled manpower, it will also address the upcoming job opportunities that will soon be created as our port project moves ahead.”
MK Verma, Director, JNTVTI, Samrendu Pattnaik, Senior General Manager, SPP, Adwaita Kumar Patra, President, BCPE, and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
SPPL, a Tata Steel-partnered entity, has been continually contributing to skill development of local youth. Till date, 17 students from Baliapal and Basta area have joined various organisations after successfully completing training at JNTVTI, Jamshedpur facilitated by SPPL and 2 more are undergoing training at the institute.
JNTVTI, located in Jamshedpur, is a public charitable trust driven by the Capability Development Department of Tata Steel. The first Institute was opened at Jamshedpur in 2015. Since then, its campuses have been set up at five locations where Tata Steel operates. JNTVTI offers more than 150 courses in different trades based upon the requirements of prospective recruiters. After successful completion of training, JNTVTI provides job opportunity to candidates with vendor partners of Tata Steel and various other organisations.

Subarnarekha Port Private Limited (SPPL) was incorporated in 2008 to undertake the development of the proposed port adjacent to the mouth of Subarnarekha River near Chaumukh village in Balasore district of Odisha. In September 2018, Tata Steel acquired majority equity stake in the holding company of SPPL for development of the port.