In the endeavor of skill development 2800 persons with disability have been trained till date in our six centers at Chandigarh, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Ludhiana, and Lucknow.
Out the ten centers, three are supported by NSDC (Lucknow, Ludhiana, Jaipur ), three by Capgemini (Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune), two by Tech Mahindra Foundation (Delhi, Chandigarh),one by HDB Financials (Surya Nagar, Delhi), & one under Ministry of Social Justice (Gurgaon).
At Sarthak four models of training are followed, namely Basic training program, Employability training program, Corporate linked training program, & medical transcriptions.
In Basic Training program, school going candidates between the age group of 14 to 18 years are enrolled for a six month training duration. The course curriculum includes basic IT skills and Basic English. Post the successful completions of the course, the candidates are assessed and certified by NIIT Foundation.
Corporate linked training program is directed towards adding value to the professional growth of differently able candidates rather than providing a placement offer. The duration of this module of training ranges for 3 to 15 days. During this program candidates are trained at either company’s own centers or at Sarthak centers. Post completion of the program candidates are assessed and certified by the training organization themselves.
Third in the line is Employability training program wherein, focus is at both employability enhancement and employment generation of the trainees. The duration of this program varies from 60 days to 90 days and is divided into two phases.
Phase one refers to foundation course, wherein, individual is provided with basic understanding of computer skills, English, and soft skills. In the second phase, trade specific training is provided to the trainees in the area of Retail, BPO, IT and Hospitality.
The eligibility criterion for this training model is the age range of 18 to 30 years and willingness to work, post training.
In rural belts of India, Sarthak works on the model of providing livelihood based skills to differently able candidates in association with Jaipur Rugs, and ITC on the model of Rural Training Program. The objective is to support livelihood activities by promoting entrepreneurship or forming self help groups.
In Sarthak, training is designed with due consideration to individual’s disability, educational qualification, and job requirements in mind. Other than providing skill based trainings 18 sensitization workshops, 25 exposure visits, and 32 motivational sessions were organized to create sensitivity and awareness about differently able candidates.