Ek Mouka – Employability Training Courses (ETC)
Basic Employability Skill Training (BEST) is a new economy livelihood promotion training program which is exclusively designed for the school drop outs / unemployed secondary school graduates / street youth / retrenched workers / migrant youth / resettlement community members from the poorest 15 % of the Indian population. The program supports both employment opportunity oriented workforce preparation as well as tiny and micro enterprise development that is specifically and clearly oriented to identified labor market requirements and opportunities. The curriculum and practical training modules are based on variable inputs from businesses, Corporate, NGOs and networks. The Workforce Development Initiative (WFDI) is the apex institution for offering design and support services through advisory councils and is also the program management unit.
This program has demonstrated new partnership strategies to provide an integrated and placement linked employability skill development program for out-of-school and at-risk young people. Developed through a broad range of stakeholders including industry professionals and business leaders, skill councils, youth workers, citizens volunteers, local state education and vocational training departments, the model has demonstrated a new paradigm in terms of community based sustainable replicable vocational training for advancing livelihood promotion opportunities for youth at risk. This model is now ready to be easily applied, replicated in the identified districts to especially target the most vulnerable communities of youth.
BEST offers 13 different 3 months certificate courses across India. This year 12013 students underwent training and 9489 (79%) students were successfully placed with key employers in corporate, healthcare and business sector.
To meet the training needs of the youth, this year CAP has extended its training programmes to West Bengal and Bihar is meticulously is reaching students from the rural areas.
Along with on site trainings this year, CAP Foundation has organized offsite trainings for employers, students and community youth in NCR, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. These offsite training gave inputs to students on life skills and migration related support. In particular CAP has trained the 40 students from Northeast India on migration support and imparted life skills to truck drivers of Shell India.