Employment Readiness Program

 
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Dear Well Wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak Team. A total of 240 of Vidya Poshak students  and 173 of Non Vidya Poshak students were attended the training programs during the last quarter. All of the Vidya Poshak students of this camp  studying their Class 11 in Science and Commerce Streams and also Degree in Commerce,Arts,Science Streams Large majority of these students hail from rural backgrounds and majority studied in vernacular medium till Class 10.

As these students are primarily from rural backgrounds and started studying in English medium in college. The activities related to  Stage courage, Life skills,were given a large focus along with student – focused activities, Communication skills, Presentation skills, Motivation & Team Building etc For PUC Students.and English,Interview Skills ,Banking Preparation .Communication Skill,and all other skills to Degree students

Few Highlights of this training camp

  • The students to this camp batch mixed with others and adjusted quickly
  • The students prepared for the “Student Seminars” throughout the whole week and all did an amazing job presenting.  Details of seminars:
  • Presented on world leaders/personalities (were given brief biography)
  • 8-9  students in each group
  • Criteria they had to prepare for:
  • 1) To do seminar in English
  • 2) Use effective presentation skills
  • 3) Team work
  • 4) Manage time
  • 5) Confidence
  • All presentations were creative and in English
  • Students themselves were surprised that they did their first seminar in English
  • Students participated well in their leadership duties
  • Welcome and vote of thanks for resource persons
  • Food service
  • Cleaning
  • Stage arrangements
  • Time management

Unique Aspects

The Vidya Poshak residential training camps aim to foster life skills that are not fully available in the student’s life either on campus or in their community. 

A few objectives of the camps:

  • To Empower students to be more successful in personnel & professional life.
  • To provide valuable student centered practical training.
  • To Instill confidence through interactive life skills workshops.
  • To Encourage development of English communication.
  • To Promote the idea that each student can become a leader.
  • To bridge the gap between the formal education and demands of meaningful career..
  • To assist the students to set and achieve desired career goals..

The above said objectives depict the overall vision of the camps. Each camp has specific objectives decided prior to each camp based on the target group.

Dear Friends & Well wishers

Greetings from Vidya Poshak, following are the highlights of our Skill development training programs

  • 17 students out of 50 students who attended in our udupi Employment Readiness program has got placement offers in different Multi National Companies.
  • In January a 6 days Employment Readiness Camp is conducted for the final year commerce graduates at Talikoti SK Commerce college.
  • In February first week one week training on English Language Improvement is conducted for 70 students of Ankola KLE College.
  • Vidya Poshak started its first Banking Readiness Training for 52 students of Divekar Commerce college. This program will be conducted over 8 weekends. The curriculum will focus on preparing the students for facing bank PO examination.
  • Two camps are planned in the month of March with the  focus on Study skills and Career Opportunities for class 11 completed students.
  • Vidya Poshak is already in touch with prospective employers for conducting campus placements in the month of June for the degree completing students.

Update on Employment Readiness Program (Jan - Nov 2014)

Background: 

Since inception, Vidya Poshak has supported thousands of students to attain their dream of graduation. Most if not all the students that VP supports are from a rural background or are financially challenged. They do not have skills that would make them employable. In August 2013, we launched a program to help the graduating students to gain skills that would make them employable.  Since that time, more than 100 students who had attended the ERP camps and completed graduation in May 2014, have secured jobs in various companies. In 2014, the second edition of the program was launched with a target of 414 non-professional course students who will complete their graduation in 2015.

Activities so far:

We reached out to the students who had attended ERP camps in 2013 during Jan- Feb 2014 to assess their preparedness and to find out if they had any challenges with accessing our online tests. The primary issue that emerged was lack of access to internet for rural girls. We believe the solution is simply a tablet computer that can be used for reading PDFs, viewing educational ppts, listening to audio files etc. We are working on procuring tablets for as many needy students as possible in 2014-15.

In May 2014 nearly 400 students completed their graduation. We had gathered their academic details in ERP camps as well as later contact programs. We used this collated data to reach out to potential employers in Bangalore,  Shimoga and Hubli-Dharwad. There was an enthusiastic response and 6 companies came forward to conduct interviews in Dharwad for our students. We conducted a job fair from 1st June to 9th June 2014. During this time, more than 125 offers were released from these 6 companies for VP students. One of the multinational companies to recruit our people kept coming back for more. They visited thrice within one month to recruit more than 40 students.

For the Final Year students of 2014-15, we conducted 3 camps at Siddapur and Devarahubballi. Nearly 200 students attended these camps. Just like the last year, the students had different dreams but broadly securing a job was the priority of majority of the students followed by post-graduation and professional education such as CA, CS. The detailed breakup of choices of students is given below.

Methodology:

On the whole, we have retained the tried and proven methodology from previous ERP camps.  We did make some changes to delivery of the curriculum. This time, we encouraged the students to form groups at the camp and solve Aptitude related problems. Our expert resource personnel guided the students where they were finding difficulties. This aided self-learning in the students.

Update in 2014.

In June 2014, Vidya Poshak conducted “Placement Camps” at Daddikamalapur, Dharwad and Sirsi for our students. We had invited 6 prospective employers to the camp at Daddikamalapur. In fact one of the employers returned for more of our students and consequently we extended the camp by one day. A total of 120 offers were rolled out during the weeklong camp at Daddikamalapur. The next camp at Sirsi was opened to students of local colleges that were not supported by Vidya Poshak but we wanted to extend service to the community. Once again this camp turned out to be a resounding success.

For the students who are in final year in 2014-15, we have conducted a total of 5 ERP camps. 

Camp Place                 Date                      No of Students             Students Choice 

                                                                                                    Jobs   Further Studies

Siddapur -----------------6th to 12th July 2014-------78------------------------------54-------24

Siddapur------------------12th to 18 July 2014--------82------------------------------68-------143

Devarhubballi------------4th to 9th Aug 2014 -------37 -----------------------------30 -------7

Mangalore----------------17 to 22 Nov 2014  -------- 59 ---------------------------- 38 ------ 21

Total ---------------------------------------------------------- 256 ----------------------------190 -----66

Background: 

Since inception, Vidya Poshak has supported thousands of students to attain their dream of graduation. Most if not all the students that VP supports are from a rural background or are financially challenged. They do not have skills that would make them employable. In August 2013, we launched a program to help the graduating students to gain skills that would make them employable.  Since that time, more than 100 students who had attended the ERP camps and completed graduation in May 2014, have secured jobs in various companies. In 2014, the second edition of the program was launched with a target of 414 non-professional course students who will complete their graduation in 2015.

Activities so far:

We reached out to the students who had attended ERP camps in 2013 during Jan- Feb 2014 to assess their preparedness and to find out if they had any challenges with accessing our online tests. The primary issue that emerged was lack of access to internet for rural girls. We believe the solution is simply a tablet computer that can be used for reading PDFs, viewing educational ppts, listening to audio files etc. We are working on procuring tablets for as many needy students as possible in 2014-15.

In May 2014 nearly 400 students completed their graduation. We had gathered their academic details in ERP camps as well as later contact programs. We used this collated data to reach out to potential employers in Bangalore,  Shimoga and Hubli-Dharwad. There was an enthusiastic response and 6 companies came forward to conduct interviews in Dharwad for our students. We conducted a job fair from 1st June to 9th June 2014. During this time, more than 125 offers were released from these 6 companies for VP students. One of the multinational companies to recruit our people kept coming back for more. They visited thrice within one month to recruit more than 40 students.

For the Final Year students of 2014-15, we conducted 3 camps at Siddapur and Devarahubballi. Nearly 200 students attended these camps. Just like the last year, the students had different dreams but broadly securing a job was the priority of majority of the students followed by post-graduation and professional education such as CA, CS. The detailed breakup of choices of students is given below.

Methodology:

On the whole, we have retained the tried and proven methodology from previous ERP camps.  We did make some changes to delivery of the curriculum. This time, we encouraged the students to form groups at the camp and solve Aptitude related problems. Our expert resource personnel guided the students where they were finding difficulties. This aided self-learning in the students.

Results so far.

We reached all the final years students of non-professional courses; a total of 414 students. Of these, 198 were able to attend our first step camp (boot camp). Of these nearly 48 students indicated their desire to pursue further education or take up competitive exams like KAS, IAS. Some others from commerce stream aim to become Chartered Accountants or Company Secretary. The remaining 150 students want to take up jobs either at local levels or in big cities.

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Organization

Vidya Poshak

Dharwad, Karnataka, India
http://www.vidyaposhak.org

Project Leader

Venkatesan N

Dharwad, Karnataka India

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