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Skill Training for the Marginalised youth at Palakkad, Kerala

Published on Saturday, September 13, 2014
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A non formal skill training centre was established at Palakkad to impart skill training for the underprivileged youth from Palakkad district of Kerala state. The objective of the project was to reduce poverty and ensure sustainable development by enhancing the skills of marginalized youth and children.

The project was started in August 2012 and the skill training centre was completed by 2013.

Achievements
The courses started by June 2013. The details of the trainings conducted and the reach out are given below

Trades

Target under the project

Achievement

 

 

Trained

Job Placed

Male

Female

Male

Female

ISMO

75 ( 25x 3 batches)

10

72

10

44

ITES

75 ( 25x 3 batches)

32

55

26

28

S&M/RM

75 ( 25x 3 batches)

46

21

38

10

Total

225

88

148

74

82

The new batches have also started and trainings are going on.

    Impacts of the project

  • A well functioning non formal vocational training centre was established at Palakkad to provide quality skill trainings for marginalized youth
  • 236 youth have successfully completed their non-formal skill training in 3 domains within two year period. Among them, 156 (66%) were already placed in jobs. Their earnings are now more than Rs. 7000 per month.
  • The new facilities enabled Don Bosco Palakkad to impart non formal training to at least 225 youth every year.
  • Empowered the underprivileged youth through improved skills, knowledge and recognized their talents to have access to decent employment and ensure poverty reduction in vulnerable communities.
  • All trainees have completed “Life Coping Skill Training” that helped to unfold their personalities.
  • Enhanced individual’s employability and ability to adapt to changing technologies and labour market demands.
  • Created opportunities for all to acquire skills throughout life, especially for youth, women and disadvantaged groups.
  • School dropouts (leaving the school before completing the XII standard), child labour and out of school youth were given alternative education coupled with skill development opportunities to bring them into economic and social mainstream.
  • Short term, market oriented, demand driven programmes were provided in a flexible delivery framework suiting the characteristics and circumstances of the target groups
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