connecting youth with opportunities
Several programs are focused on young adults, who are in the age bracket where thay can be legally employed (18+ year old) and are at least 12 th Standard pass. All the programs include Placement in Jobs in organised industry after completion of training.
Vocational Training and Placement for Young Adults (VTP):
Apart from the trade-specific training, all the above programs have a strong component of Employability Skills covering Spoken English, Computers & Internet Usage, Intra- and Inter- personal Skills, Social Confidence, Understanding the World of Work and Interview Skills. To keep the focus on skill development, the training methodology used is entirely experiential, interactive and participative.
The Placement ratio has consistently been above 70% for those completing the programs. Also, the ratio of girls enrolled has steadily increased from an average of 25% in the initial 5 years to over 60% in the years after 2015-16.
Designed for students of Government-supported Industrial Training Institutions (ITIs), World Class Skill Centres (WCSCs), and Polytechnics the program covers soft and core skills training followed by placement for youth enrolled in technical as well as non-technical trades. This program is also customised to trade-specific, ITI-specific as well as emloyer-specific requirements.
The GEP is designed with a view to fill the huge gap between the number of youth entering the work force and the number of jobs getting created by the formal sector, which results in large scale unemployment and underemployment. The program identifies youth with the right skills and an entrepreneurial mindset, imparts business knowledge, trains in enterprise management skills, helps develop a business plan and arranges some initial funding thus helping youth to set up their small- scale enterprises. The program also mentors and handholds the young entrepreneur towards sustainability of the enterprise. Like the ESDP Program, this program is also offered in collaboration with Government-owned-and-supported Technical Training Institutes. We plan to offer the GEP directly to youth from the communities in the near future.