In the past two years, SOS Children’s Villages in India has trained a total of more than 2,000 young people, the NGO claimed. The Youth Skilling Program of SOS Children’s Village of India helped students find work at better salaries. Students see an increase in their minimum starting salary. The average first salary of students is about Rs 15,938 per month, it says.
Course Completion Certificates are provided by NIIT and Chattisgarh State Skill Development Authority. The placement rate for this one is 85-90 percent, reads the official release. The NGO provides skills upgrades to young people through the vocational training centers it runs in Nizamuddin, Raipur, Pallah Nuh, Varanasi, Bhopal and Faridabad. The centers offer courses in desktop publishing and web design, domestic data entry operator, spoken English, and auto repair, among others.
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Sumanta Kar, Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages in India, said: “Unemployment has increased in the post-pandemic world. This has had a greater impact on vulnerable groups. We felt there was an urgent need to prepare young people for employment so that they can earn during and after the pandemic. The Youth Skilling Program of SOS Children’s Village of India has been a huge success, with our students doing internships at leading companies. We believe that with the right education, our young people can make a significant contribution to the industry. We have already seen evidence of this in the past two years and we hope to train more youth in the coming years. In addition, partnerships are vital, whether with business or government, as they increase the impact and reach of the good work being done.”
Prior to National Youth Day, the NGO organized a media workshop on the topic of ‘Educating Youth in Pandemic Times’, announcing the training of 2000 young people in the past two years. It emphasized the necessity of educating young people during pandemic times. The pandemic has disrupted the global economy and brought significant and unprecedented changes to the way many of us work. There is a growing skills gap in every industry, which has resulted in the loss of many jobs.
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“Young people, especially those belonging to vulnerable communities, have been hit hard by the disruptions caused by the pandemic to find work, which has become a greater challenge for the young. Hundreds of thousands of young people are unemployed or unemployed because they lack the skills needed for today’s jobs. As uncertainty about the future of work increases, it has become necessary to equip young people with the right skills through skills, retraining and upskilling. Young people will need to learn new skills and adapt to the changing environment in order to gain employment opportunities,” the NGO added.
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