Changing Lives by Imparting Life Skills

Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar in association with Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and Jeevika Skills recently empowered some unemployed youths and college drop-outs with vocational training

Published: 09th September 2015 05:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2015 05:23 AM   |  A+A-

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INDIRANAGAR: Fifteen million youth need basic vocational training every year in India. To put things in perspective, China has 500,000 vocational training schools as opposed to India which has just 11,000. The vocational training arena which is strong in other countries is very nascent in India. Maybe it will be left to citizen forums to change the situation.

The  second batch (2014-15) of the retail training programme organised by Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar has helped a total of 400 students to  successfully graduate.  

Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar in association with Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and Jeevika Skills Pvt. Ltd as knowledge partner had initiated this joint vocational education programme for college dropouts and the unemployed youth to learn and hone skills in various areas including retail, hospitality, administration, etc.

Mahua Anil Kumar, director, vocational services, Rotary Bangalore Indiranagar, shares, “India has one of the youngest populations in the world and has the potential to meet the skill needs of other countries as well as to cater to its own demand for skilled manpower. Ironically, most industries in India are currently struggling with scarcity of skilled labor. Just two per cent of India’s youth and only about seven per cent of the whole working age population have received vocational training.”

The point of the current initiative is to not just prepare individuals for a vocation or a specialised occupation but also to reduce unemployment and inequality by giving an opportunity to all sections of the society to obtain a qualification and a career.

All the students have been placed in suitable jobs on completion of their training. This training is preferred by most students because of the balance between industry knowledge and soft skills which the course offers.

The trainers have the relevant industry background required for the training and the students are trained not only for entry level jobs, but also to scale the job ladder. The course fee is subsidised and assistance is provided in job placements.

The programme also handles the hospitality sector, computer literacy skills, office assistant course, accounts assistant course, senior citizen course and desktop publishing course. Interested students, trainers and partners can  call 9845346650.

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