The word “Niyojaniy” means employable. UPL Pragati has adopted a two pronged strategy towards Skill Development- one to establish skill development centres through its Non Profit Organization, S R Shroff Aajivika Trust (SRSAT), at various strategic locations. Second- to offer expertise for building and developing world class organizations, focusing on the existing Government ITI institutes in Public Private Partnership mode. Since inception emphasis is given on partnership with Government to have multiplier effect to the initiative.
SRSAT has set up 4 skill development centres in 3 districts of Gujarat. These centres offer short duration, typically 3-6 months, practical oriented programs aligned to MES pattern of DGET. These programs focus on building competencies and skills of trade. Upon completion of training the candidates undergo third party assessment, by NCVT and successful candidates are offered competency certificates by NCVT.
The centres and their current capacity (No. of students) is as follows:
Over the last 3 years SRSAT has trained more than 800 candidates and offered job placements to more than 475 candidates. The training also helped many candidates to move vertically in their career and some have even ventured into entrepreneurship.
UPL Pragati has partnered with ITI Surat (Women) and ITI Amod in Chemical Sector of Bharuch district. The objective is to share our technical knowhow and capabilities with these institutes and help them become world class organizations. With this intervention, we introduced new trades in the institutes, provided technological innovations such as simulators to create better impact of training. Transformational changes would be implemented in ITI institutes through calibrated interventions, in various aspects of operations.