Image of the Day [23.06.2011] | Milaap

Image of the Day [23.06.2011]

Today's image of the day shows a class of students in one of Gram Tarang's vocational training courses. The Gram Tarang Employability Training Services is a highly successful skill-building partnership between the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Orissa's Centurion University of Technology and Management. Gram Tarang conducts courses for high-school drop-outs from rural areas, and makes them completely industry-ready.

In doing so, it hopes to bridge the vast demand-supply gap in the availability of vocational training institutions in India,  These youth are trained to become highly skilled workers, such as welders, plumbers, electricians, tailors, etc. Besides, the existing institutes in Centurion Group of Institutes (CGI) are guaranteed to provide at least 75% placement for these students.

With a set of educators with over 25 years of experience in the education sector, as well as management members who are alumni of IIM, XIMB, and other top B-schools, Gram Tarang has produced over 4000 successful students in its five years of existance. Industry sponsorships, government employment schemes and education loans through microfinance institutions will help the students to finance their training cost. Gram Tarang has already made its mark in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. In the future, it hopes to reach out to Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Assam & Meghalaya: states which face problems of high dropout rates in schools & colleges.