Skill Development

India is among the "youngest" countries in the world, with the proportion of the work force in the age group of 15-59 years, at the highest. However, given that a very low percentage of them have employable skills, this can become a bane rather than a boon. Such large population of youth with no opportunity to earn and look to a productive life is not only a crime of wasting potential but also can lead to large scale unrest and social disharmony. Instead, if we are able to equip them with skills, they can achieve their full potential and India will become the worldwide sourcing hub for skilled personnel.

Skills and knowledge are the driving forces of the financial growth and community development of any country. They have become even more important given the increasing pace of globalization and technological changes provide both challenges that are taking place globally. Skill building could also be seen as an instrument to empower the individual and improve their social acceptance.

NESSCO intends to overcome the gaps in the prevalent 'skill development' programs by designing and delivering an end-to-end solution right from identification of gaps to delivering the training and providing the opportunities to be gainfully employed or set-up own enterprises/self-employment. It should cover theoretical as well as real-time, hands-on training as part of the skill development courses. Some of the skills we would begin with are:

Courses Offered

Electrical House Wiring
Plumbing & Sanitation
Mobile Phone Repairing
Photography / Video
Organic Agriculture Skills

Course Duration: 3 - 6 Months

Eligibility Criteria: Below 10th class, 10th class, Intermediate /12th, ITI.

Time Commitment

The average volunteer will put in approximately a minimum of 16 to 18 hours each month in services to the young person. This four-hour-a-week commitment may come in larger or smaller doses, but the volunteer must be consistent. While many volunteers serve longer than one year, the minimum expectation of any volunteer mentor will be one year, unless otherwise stated by the client or social worker.

Young people throughout the community need the companionship of a volunteer mentor. The project seeks to place volunteers as close to their own homes as possible. During the course of interviewing and placement, volunteers will have the opportunity to state any preferences and the agency will comply with these preferences as nearly as possible.