Conceptual background towards the need of implementing the Project
- India has a very high number of illiterates, school drop outs and unemployed youth who are unskilled or inappropriately skilled manpower idling for need of opportunities.
- Uttarakhand has reportedly 47.2 percent population dwelling below poverty line (BPL). There are about 130 ITIs which catered to nearly 9000 trainees only.
- The market demands skilled manpower where as we have potential employable youth and young work force which is unskilled.
The Tailoring training program was conducted in association with the Samaj Kalyan Department and was conducted in Mehuwala area of Dehradun. The trainees were trained on the nuances of stitching and cutting cloth. One batch of trainees comprised of 30 students and the entire course duration lasted for six months. The course module was followed as per the NIOS tailoring and stitching certificate program and the students were required to take an exam at the end of the six month course.
Benefit for the trainees
Upon successful completion of the project, most of the trainees were able to start their own tailoring work from their own home, thereby, supplementing their families’ income. Some trainees also started imparting their skills to their near and dear ones.