Jeevika skill development programme to make 6000+ rural, urban youth employable

The 6-month courses will be accessible to underprivileged students, college dropouts and unemployed youth


Lotus Petal Foundation’s training & placement programme, Jeevika, is all set to train and place over 6000 rural and urban youth of the country by 2025. Almost 65 per cent of the youth in India are in the working age group, and that is why, the Government of India is committed to equip the workforce with employable skills and knowledge.

Gurgaon-based, Lotus Petal Foundation is offering multiple six-month courses at its Dhunela campus with 100 per cent placement. These courses will ensure skill training and employability of the youth in numerous industry roles. The courses are certified by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and are offered at subsidised costs for students from low-income families with free transportation facility to and from the Dhunela campus via bus.

According to Kushal Chakravorty, founder, Lotus Petal Foundation, “The Jeevika Skill Development Programme is tailored to the individual’s experience, skills, and career aspirations besides being accessible for people from all backgrounds and communities”. The initiative, according to him, “has been designed to provide exposure and skills to underprivileged students, college dropouts and unemployed youth from across the country by providing short-term vocational training courses with 100% placement opportunities”.

The programme is a balanced blend of quality education, skill development and practical application of technical training along with a solid theoretical knowledge base. Internships and apprenticeships are part of the programme along with personality development, making the students confidently bilingual in Hindi and English, proficient in computer literacy, and typically adept at one or more vocational skills.

The courses in retail and sales, hospitality, automobile sales, digital services, BFSI and hardware and networking are available to youth in the age range of 18 to 25, provided they have at least passed Class XII.

Before long, these courses will be integrated into the school education from Class 9 onwards as per the NEP 2020.

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