Overview and Future

Institute for
Plans 2012-2013
Literacy, Education &
Vocational Training


In the present context of
globalization, the demand for skilled
and multi-skilled workers has
Therefore in the context of
developing countries, such as India,
there is a critical need for quality
skill development & training.
Between now and 2025 over 250
million young people will enter the
Indian workforce. (ISB Insight,
Volume 9, Issue 3)
Only 5% of youth aged 20-24 have
obtained vocational skills through a
formal training system (GoI, Press
Information Bureau)
In order to prepare youth for the
demands of the job market, India
needs to:
 Expand vocational training and

OUR MISSION To create sustainable programs for training and retraining of youth for employability or entrepreneurship including vocational skilling. job placement and the creation of enterprises.  .

PROGRAM STRUCTURE Pratham Institute Internal Capacity Building Vocational Training Industry Specific Training Employme nt Readiness Training Education for Education for Read India Volunteers Employment Readiness for Nonvolunteers This presentation focuses on the Vocational Training wing under Pratham .

Andhra Pradesh. Volunteers Read India youth volunteers teachers from rural. Desktop Publishing and Tally. Tailoring.OUR PROGRAMS IndustrySpecific Vocational Training Employment Readiness Training Target Profile Youth from semi-urban & rural areas.000 trainees Industry Specific Training in different sectors such as Construction. 2.000 Read India volunteers. Youth Trained in 2011-2012 1. Non-Volunteers Potential youth entrepreneurs and students from mainly rural and slum areas. Rajasthan. Beautician Training. . Education and Soft Skills Training. Hardware Training. Hospitality.200 trainees 45. Digital Literacy. Automobiles and Nursing. Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh. Madhya Pradesh. urban and semi-urban areas. Chhattisgarh. Bihar. 17 States across India Program Description Locations Maharashtra. Maharashtra.

000 based on affordability. once the agreement with Pratham ends.. RAJASTHAN  Rekha always dreamt of a career in IT. and was given space to run her center by the Gram-Sarpanch.STUDENT STORIES: REKHA.  She soon became the highest performing EFE Entrepreneur in the state.  She learned about Education for Education (EFE)’s digital literacy program and upon completion of the training became an Entrepreneur in her rural village in Rajasthan. understanding the shortcomings of students like herself. she could not afford access higher education.  She is now a familiar face “Rekha Didi” in her village. “I am very proud to be supporting my family financially and helping .  Rekha now dreams of opening a successful computer center of her own. 200-1.  She is committed to social responsibility. and is committed to helping EFE spread. but being the eldest of 7 children. she charges her students on a range of Rs.

developing him into a confident young man.STUDENT STORIES: KALPESH.  On completion of the foundation course with Pratham. Mumbai. He was orphaned at the age of 11.  The course has helped him improve his English.  Through the course he has also made new friends. . MAHRASHTRA    Kalpesh was born in a slum in Govandi. leaving him and his two brothers in the care of his grandmother. and sought counseling and advise from center staff. Kalpesh got a job as an Office Assistant in the election department of MMC.  His grandmother met a Pratham mobilizer and enrolled him in the Foundation Employment Readiness Course. Math & Computer Skills. He planned to take up a job to help the family on completion of Grade 10. however faced difficulties in gaining employment.  He now earns a stipend of Rs.

PROGRAM DETAILS Industry Specific Training .

.  To Provide industry-specific training to unemployed and underemployed youth.Industry Specific Training Program Objectives  To improve the income generation opportunities of youth.  To meet the labor demands of high-growth sectors in India.  To help youth build confidence and develop the soft skills needed to succeed in the professional world.  To provide vocational training as an alternative to formal education.

Rs. 500 Meals + Accommodation – Rs.000  Students get a stipend of Rs.per day) .50/.Industry Specific Training Construction Courses Masonry. Barbending. 3. 3.750 on successful completion of 3 months training (i.e. Formwork/Carpentry Duration: 3 months Number of Centers: 2 Location: Maharashtra Knowledge/Placement Partner: L&T Registration: Under the Skill Development Initiative Scheme Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 5th-9th pass Age 18-30 Course Fees: Registration – Rs.

10.000 Foods – . Rajasthan & Andhra Pradesh Knowledge Partner: Taj Group Placement Partners: Taj. Chhattisgarh.500 Upfront payment – Fees . Registration: Under the Skill Development Initiative Scheme Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 8th Pass Age 18-30  Fees structure: Course Fees – Rs.Rs. IHM Aurangabad. Foods – 4.000 Accommodation – Free . F&B & Housekeeping Duration: 3 months Number of Centers: 7 Location: Maharashtra.Industry Specific Training Hospitality Courses: Bakery. 3. Best Western. Mirador and many others.

Industry Specific Training Hospitality Placement Rate by Quarter (2011-2012) Percentage of Students Placed 100 100 99 98 90 80 A structured 70 centralized 60 placement team 5053 was put in place Perrcentage 40 30 20 10 0 90 % Students Placed 12 .

Industry Specific Training Automotive Courses: Motor Mechanical for Heavy Vehicles.Rs. Tata Motors (In Process) Placement: Local Auto Service Centers & Garages Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 4th Pass Age 18-30  Course Fees – a) Motor Mechanic . Licence charges Extra) . (Bina) Madhya Pradesh Knowledge Partner: BPCL.000 (1-Month. Light Vehicles & Driving Duration: 4 months Number of Centers: 2 Location: (Kolhapur) Maharashtra.500 + Meals & Accommodation – (3 months) b) Driving . 7. 2.Rs.

M. 3600 Accommodation – Free Nursing . Hospital (In Process) Certification: K.Industry Specific Training Bedside Assistant Course Courses: Bedside Assistant Duration: 3 months Classroom Training – 1 month Practical Training (hospital/nursing home) – 2 months Number of Centers: 2 Location: Maharashtra.M.E.E.6.000/Extra cost for Meals – Rs. Hospital Practical Training: Pride India Hospital Eligibility Criteria: Minimum 8th Pass Age 18-30 Course Fees – Rs. Knowledge Partner: K.


• Creating village-level entrepreneurs who can run and sustain computer centers. • To train rural youth volunteers in basic digital literacy. English and soft skills. • Franchise Programs for aspiring entrepreneurs to set up their own Employment Readiness and Beauty Training Centers • Training provided to youth in Employment Readiness. Desktop Publishing and other courses.Employment Readiness Training Employment Readiness Models Education for Education (Volunteers) Micro Enterprise Training (Non-Volunteers) • Strengthening the Read India program through engagement of volunteers. . Tailoring.

 To educate rural youth with basic digital literacy. English and soft skills.  Placing participants of the program on a database accessible to potential employers for improved employment opportunities.  Creating village-level entrepreneurs who can run and sustain computer centers.  .Employment Readiness Training Volunteer Education for Education (EFE) To strengthen the “Read India” program through sustenance of volunteers.

• Students come to the center weekly to learn English for 3 hrs from a hired English teacher. Disperse d Model • Decentralized set up where Pratham Block and Cluster level staff teach volunteers in each village. 1Enterpreuner with 2 laptops implements EFE’s Digital Literacy Program. Each entrepreneur operates in 2 sub-clusters (10 villages) on alternate days. DIGITAL LITERACY • 1 Single large center where the program is deployed. • Lessons are held weekly for 2 hrs in each village.   ENGLISH Components of EFE Employment Readiness Training . 40 volunteers undergo a 100 hour digital training.Block Model Mini Block Model • Similar to the Block Model. • Several smaller scale centers within each block. 2 volunteers use each laptop for 1 hour.

selfmanagement and professional skills.Employment Readiness Program Micro Enterprise Training (NonVolunteers)  To identify and support entrepreneurs across India  To provide youth with basic conversational English.  To help youth build the confidence necessary to enter the professional world. digital literacy. .

Computer-based & Lecturebased sessions Number of Centers: 22 Location: Maharashtra. Madhya Pradesh. Selected Entrepreneurs are given a start-up loan which they must pay back over 3 years.  CENTERS Courses Offered: English. An Employment Readiness Center is opened by the entrepreneur.Employment Readiness Training Micro Enterprise Franchise Model  MODEL Potential Franchisees in rural India are invited to attend entrepreneurial training. Digital Literacy. Chhattisgarh . risk behavior and business plan. SelfManagement & Professional Development and Beauty Duration: 120 Contact Hours. Entrepreneurs are then selected based on their experience.

are identified and assessed  Entrepreneurs are trained in our methods and processes for 2-3 days  Selected entrepreneurs can start a training-cum-service center under the name ‘Pratima’ Beauty Parlours  14 entrepreneurs selected to date with the plan to expand to 100 franchises over the coming year 21 .Employment Readiness Training Beautician Franchise Model Franchise Model  Franchise model adapted from the Employment Readiness franchise model  People who have undergone some Beautician training and have a desire to become entrepreneurs.

 Moving towards a selfsustainable model. hardware training. networking. as well as:    Maharashtra State Government IT course – MSCIT. Approximately a third of students are placed in industries such as retail.  . with expenses met from fee revenue  Centers offer the Employment Readiness Program.Employment Readiness Program Skilling Centers 4 Pratham-run centers in Tier 2 cities in Maharashtra. NCVT certified skilling courses – basic and advanced beauty training. telecommunications. banking etc. fashion designing.  Many students proceed to take up higher education upon completion of ERP courses.