India is the world's youngest country with an average age of 29 years. In relation to this India accounts for 28% of the world's workforce. Reports suggest that the vast talent pool of our country suffers from not having skills enough to be employable.
Vishwaniketan took the initiative in BRIDGING this GAP and in association with DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE, Raigad District ( under the aegis of MINISTRY OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP ) ventured to form a SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE. An entity which will undertake various skill development programmes.
Neighboring Industries were invited to the campus and via extensive discussions through TRADES/ Skills were identified as most required.
Unemployed youth from neighboring villages were identified and were interviewed. They were briefed about the nature of the training programme and its uniqueness.
The course/ training programme is divided into two major sections : initial 20% of the duration involves classroom coaching and the final 80% of actual hands -on industrial training.
The course facilitated the participating industries to observe the students and select them prior to the completion of the course depending upon competency exhibited.
The success of the programme lied in placing all the candidates in the industries as per their requirements.
In addition, to the SKILL training the candidates also attended lectures on personality development and behavioral sciences.
With this pilot project on its path of completion, there are other such similar programmes lined up. Major amongst them is the SURYA MITRA skill development scheme which will be conducted as per guidelines from the MINISTRY of NEW and RENEWABLE ENERGY and its subsidiary National Institute of Solar Entrepreneurship.
Keeping in mind VISHWANIKETAN's ideals, the SKILL development activity endeavors to impart quality education to the needy and carve out a niche position for itself in years to come.