Employability Skills training for students of ITI
This programme aims to provide Employability Skills Development and Placement into relevant jobs in the organised sector to students of different trades. The idea is to leverage existing government infrastructure and investment for employment.
In the last decade, the increase in the population of unemployed youth coupled with a lack of availability of skilled manpower for industrial growth has highlighted the issue of Employability Skills and Job-linkage.
Skill development of youth to make them employable in line with market requirements is now recognised as one of the highest priority areas for our country. The Directorate General for Employment and Training has also recognised the need for Employability Skills development and introduced the same for implementation in all Government and Private ITIs in 2011
Government ITIs provide vocational training in multiple trades at locations all over India, though institutions vary in quality of infrastructure and training. Most ITIs do not provide placement assistance, nor do they provide adequate exposure to available jobs and roles in industry, or even soft skills training such as inter and intrapersonal development nor Spoken English / other Communications Skills to facilitate students’ exit from vocational training and entry into the world of work. Most students leave ITI with vocational skills but unsure how to find work and without the behavioural skills or confidence to operate successfully in an organised workforce.
Since 2009, ETASHA has focused on Employability Skills Development and Placement of students of Government-owned and supported ITIs covering over 4500 students.