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SKILL DEVELOPMENT

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A majority of India's population is below the age of 30. This demographic advantage can well turn into a burden if people do not imbibe the required skill sets to become productive members of society. In this context, it is estimated that only 3% of India's 400 million strong labour forces has received any formal training, which has led to a high rate of unemployment. The National Skill Development Council has set a target of training 500 million people by 2022. BIPF works for sustainable livelihood through Skill Development Programmes, both vocational & employable, thereby moving towards the national goal of skilled manpower and reducing poverty.

Major Initiatives:
Therubali Industrial Training Centre (TITC) in Rayagada
  • BIPF is managing the Therubali Industrial Training Centre (TITC) in Rayagada (which was established by IMFA in 1992). Training programs are generally kept in alignment with the guidelines of National Council for Vocational training (NCVT), Government of India which results in the student earning a NCVT accreditation certificate. Trades include electricians, A/C mechanics, plumbers, etc.

  • A new residential ITC at Sukinda in Jajpur District is being set up under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Odisha. This will follow a similar pattern as TITC.
Livelihood

BIPF conducts various livelihood training modules founded on the need based assessments of their communities. The learnings from these trainings help the members to generate income, which in turn enables them to provide food to their families, educate their children and improve their overall standards of living. Some of the successful livelihood training programmes conducted are poultry, goatary, dairy, bee keeping, mushroom cultivation & tailoring.

Modular Employability Programme

An Employability Training Framework has been developed to address the needs of youth for employability and income generation. BIPF has planned to impart job specific employability skills from this year onwards.

Credits: Eden