Skill Development Program
IDEA skill development courses are running efficiently. The program includes courses from tailoring to beautician courses and from home chef to Art and Crafts. The course duration varies from 3 to 6 months. Along with these courses, all the participants have imparted Life Skill classes and ‘spoken English classes’ as per their requirement.
- The objective is to provide vocational training and life skills to women and youth through these employability enhancement programs.
- The focus is to empower the attendees to have a differentiated skill set, which becomes a value add for the individual.
The programme has been successful skilling around 2000 women and youth every year in the aforementioned vocations. IDEA appoints experts from various fields to conduct the basic and advance level courses, who give them not just theoretical knowledge but also hands on practical experience. Life skill sessions and Digital literacy has led to an increase in awareness of self and of also of other relevant developments in their respective fields.
These courses don’t just tap their unused potential but have proven to substantially improve their employability. After finishing training, some women find formal employment and around 65% are self-employed. The following table shows the breakup of beneficiaries who completed various skill development courses in 2017-18