Fr. Mathew Perumpil, MI, Director of Snehagram, writes about this new program:
Snehagram was started with the aim of providing individualized vocational skills training for Children to help them build a good career and life as they grow up. Well, the dream is wonderful, but we were always worried how this could be materialized. As we began this year, our focus was in settling down and building and refreshing their English speaking, writing and communication skills along with the introduction of the curriculum for 10th examinations. We thought next year we will begin some short courses on vocational training as we are more settled.
But God had better plans. He sent us a wonderful partnership to realize our dream even before we thought we could. It all started when one of our old visitor students from St. Joseph’s College, who now works with an organization who trains young people in vocational skills with government certification and placement. Sheela Mary called me and asked whether we would be interested. I couldn’t hold my excitement and told her we were looking for someone to help in this area. Thus on February 24th, we began our first Vocational course, Retail and Communication for 20 students. We have two trainers who will prepare them for the next sixty days and then they will write the examination and the certificate is issued approved by the Ministry of Labour, Government of India.
We will teach various courses that are available and are approved by the Government of India concurrently as the students are preparing for their High School Examinations. The best part of the story is that they will not only teach the students but also help them find a suitable job as Orange Tech Solutions is also a placement agency.
Managing Partner of Orange Tech Solutions, Mr. Vishwesh writes about this New Partnership with Snehagram:
Orange Tech Solutions offers a wide range of services including talent search & professional placement, Corporate, Public Sector Training, and Payroll Outsourcing. We specialize in IT, ITES and non-IT focused recruitments and have a strong track record in offering deserving candidates exciting career options across the world. On the training front, we work closely with several leading private and Government organizations helping them achieve their objectives. We also offer back office services such as payroll generation enabling organizations to cut costs and achieve efficiency.
Vocational Training Program (VTP)
To provide vocational training to school leavers, existing workers, ITI graduates, etc. to improve their employability by optimally utilizing the infrastructure available in Govt., private institutions and the Industry. Existing skills of the persons can also be tested and certified under this scheme.
Our experience at Snehagram
We are very happy to be part of Snehagram in giving training especially to these affected candidates. We understood after the visit to Sneha Gram that the candidates are very smart and confident with lot of potential. They are eagerly waiting to achieve their goals, apart from this wanting to help their own group as well as the society.
Snehagram has wonderful infrastructure, with lots of facilities along with Dormitory, Class room, a spacious ground with all types of sports items etc. Very good facilities for the trainers also is been allotted by the management to train these children. Very well appreciated the management and the team who is taking care for this beautiful young chaps. We get daily updates from our trainers about the involvement of candidates and are very satisfied at the progress they are making.
“Proud to say that the response and the interest from the candidates is high”
We are really happy about the efforts taken by Fr. Mathew, to help these candidates in getting this training. We thank you for making us one among your team to help these candidates.
I like this course more than our regular subjects. This course will help me to understand other people, improve my talents and skills. It will be very helpful for my future. In this course they teach me, how to interact with other people in business and how to maintain my life and how to deal with difficult situations. After completing the course we have to write the exam which will be conducted by the Central Government. I hope I can score good marks in this.