System Technical School was established at Bangalore on 16th September 1957 as per the recommendations of Technical Training Committee Report of 1955 to train Apprentice Mechanics and Apprentice Train Examiners of Southern Railway. In due course an important safety category of Loco running staff were added for training. System Training School (STS) renamed as Supervisors’ Training Centre (STC) in 1992 has grown phenomenally over the years in terms of the type of training programmes conducted and quality of training imparted.
Today, this training centre stands tall among other training centres of IR in providing value added training to the Railway personnel. Special courses like Disaster Management, Computer Awareness, Data Base Management, Supervisory Development Programme conducted by STC are very popular, not only amongst all the departments of SWR and SR, but also in other Railways as well.
STC/SBC is the only training Institute of IR authorized by Railway Board to conduct the “Training of Trainers” course in IR. All trainers, including Vice Principals & Principals of all training centres of Indian Railways undergo this training. Trainers of various training centres of all departments of IR including some from CTI`s like IRIMEE, RPF Training Academy, have also undergone this course.
STC has excellent infrastructure facilities for imparting quality training. All the classrooms have been equipped with latest training aids like multimedia projectors, magnetic white boards etc. Facilities like Library, Hostel, mess, sports and recreation are also available.
The faculty comprises of experienced gazetted and non-gazetted staff from workshops and open–line. Visiting faculty is drawn from serving and retired Railway officers and supervisors, as well as from reputed Private sector undertakings who are experts in their fields.The Methodology of training include Lectures, Group Discussions, Group Exercises, Practical Demonstrations on working models, Field visits to Depot/ Shop/ Shed/ Yard/ Pit lines/Stations/Model rooms.
It is the endeavour of STC to make the staff, not only to develop their professional knowledge and skills to carry out the defined task and responsibilities but also to develop scientific thinking, plan and work methodically and show attitudinal change that integrates with life, work and self-development. Further STC has made Yoga and Meditation classes compulsory for all the trainees to keep their body and mind in sound health.
MISSION & OBJECTIVES
The mission statement of Supervisors’ Training Centre is as follows
“To Develop the Knowledge and Skills of Supervisors & Running Staff and to Effect Attitudinal Change by Systematic Training so as to Achieve Excellence in Work and bring about Continual Improvement in the Performance of the Indian Railways.”
In order to fulfil above mission, Supervisors’ Training Centre has the following objectives to achieve.
a)To Impart Qualitative and Effective Theoretical and Field Training to the Newly Recruited and Promoted Supervisors to Develop their Professional Competency.
b)ToRefreshandUpdatetheTechnicalKnowledgeofthe C&W Supervisors in the area of Latest Maintenance Practices to Provide Safe Train Services to the Fullest Satisfaction of Our Esteemed Customers
c)ToRefreshandUpdatetheTechnicalKnowledge & Skills of Loco Running Staff to Provide Safe and Punctual Train Services.
d)To Design and Deliver Need-Based Training to Supervisors to Improve their Technical and supervisory Skills in keeping with changing trends.
e)To Mould Supervisors into Effective Leaders to Achieve Organisational Goals.
f)To Train the Trainers of All The Training Centres of Indian Railways to Become Effective Trainers.