In India, the population of persons with disability is around 26.8 million, constituting 2.21% of India’s total population (Census 2011). However, World Bank data proposes the number between 40 to 80 million. But despite the discrepancy between the numbers, it is very clear that PwDs constitute a significant part of Indian Population. The statistics state that approximately 7.82 million people between the age groups of 20 to 39 years have some or other forms of disability owing to complications at birth, environmental issues or medical conditions.
Further, according to a survey conducted by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People (NCPED), the percentage of people with disability in the multinational companies is as less as 0.05% of the total work force.
Although, it the mandate for the government organizations to have 3% of the total work force reserved for people with disability, the actual percentage which is occupied is only 0.54%.
Therefore, in order to have persons with disability brought to same non-disabled, training becomes the most important aspect of the Skill Building Program. The candidates well trained in specific trades will be able to work and perform well and thus, add to the overall productivity of the organization as well as towards the composite GDP of the nation.
Sarthak JEET (Job Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Training) program for Persons with disability addresses the requirements of PwDs aged between 18-35 years by providing vocational skill building training and sustainable employment opportunities.
The 3-month skill building program comprises of 1.5-month basic skilling (Computers, English, Life skills), 1 month sector specific (IT/ITes, Retail, Hospitality and Ecommerce) followed by 15 days pre placement modules.
Further, various allied activities (guest lectures, exposure visits, parents’ workshops) and corporate volunteering activities are part of 3-month extensive training programme.
For enrolment in Sarthak JEET Program, Persons with disability can register online Click here or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org