Skill Development Centres
The large population of underprivileged youth residing in urban slums either completely lack or possess negligible vocational skills, which prevents them from taking advantage of the vast employment opportunities in the cities of India. Therefore, despite high growth in Indian economy, the slum youth remain unemployed or under-employed.
Skills training is the one of the most powerful tool for making a lasting impact on the lives of these young people by making them self-reliant.
The Skill Development Centres program focuses on setting up training centres in the urban slums and rural areas with an aim to benefit its resident unemployed youth.
A Skill Development Centre provides vocational training courses, with the objective of providing employment in the organized industry to this youth group.
- Certified courses for youth employability.
- Over 250 industry tie-ups for youth placement
- Replicable and scalable model for quick deployment in any urban or semi-urban location
Vaishali comes from a humble background. She completed her junior college and was then sitting idle at home for a year. After completing her studies, she was confused about her future. She saw an advertisement about NIIT Foundation and joined the skill centre entre in Thane for a Data Entry Course. While pursuing her course, she got an opportunity to work with Shivdrushti Eye & Dental Multi-specialist Hospital. She started working as a caretaker at the hospital and would use her computer knowledge from time to time. When her supervisors came to know about the computer course that she was undertaking they promoted her as a receptionist in the hospital.