Vocational Skill Development for Tribal-Dalit Youth

Vocational Skill Development for tribal-dalit youth in south Odisha-India (Christian Aid and Netherland Embassy, New Delhi: 2011- on going).

VICALP initiated market relevant employment oriented skills training in 2011 at Mohana in the district of Gajapati-Odisha. To begin with 75 youth (both male and female) were enrolled from excluded and marginalized tribal and dalit communities, and were facilitated to udergo placement guaranteed vocational skill training on masonry, electronics and electrician trades.  After the training the trainees were assisted in placement in appropriate industries and private organizations. Since last two years VICALP in collaboration with “Globsyn Skills, Calcutta, is conducting regular vocational training certificate courses which is job linked and recognized by the industries and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a Central Government undertaking. Since the program inception till today the initiative has helped more than 500 young women and men get gainful employment in industries and service sectors.