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Concerns Vocational Training Centre – Computer Literacy classes in Old Baiyapanahalli

ENHANCING EMPLOY ABILITY THROUGH VOCATIONAL AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT: TRAINING WOMEN, ADOLESCENT GIRLS, AND DROPOUTS

COMPUTER LITERACY

INTRODUCTION

Economic Independence and social dignity are the two fold interdependent determinants of a qualitative standard of life of mankind. But in the Indian context 32.7 percent of the population is graded poor. After passing the 10th class, students are unable to join in for higher education. Due to financial crisis, they are unable to undertake vocational and skills training’s. Although job opportunities are available skilled and efficient man power is not available to meet the existing job demand in the market for various trades.

Getting the youth of the urban and rural poor imparted with skills and techniques through systematic training would enable them gain access to employment opportunities and thus become self reliant. In the backdrop of alarming rate of school dropouts, in eligibility of the youth for employment due to lack of skills, migration from villages, youth being deemed as liabilities and to ensure everyone economic independence and social dignity the project commits to contribute its part by offering skill training in computer application with spoken English for ecomically weaker section of women and youth and preparing school going children from the community on computer literacy.

PROFILE OF THE COMMUNITY
The area is a cluster of 10 major slums in the IT capital of India. The slum houses 20,000 families with a total population of over 1, 20,000 and the literacy rate is below 26% much below the national or state literacy level. As for the Occupation of the community they are mostly construction workers, petty hawkers, carpenters and painters. Women folk are mostly employed as domestic maids. Average annual income varies from Rs.48, 000 to Rs.60, 000. Average family size is 6.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE:
The project envisages imparting vocational skills among the unemployed youth through computer application training to be able to qualify themselves to get gainfully employed and earn an income to emerge economically independent and socially dignified.

COURSE CONTENT
• Turning on and off and mouse use
• Hard wear and soft wear components
• Navigating windows and saving files, Font attributes, cut and paste and tables
• MS Word ( Typing, editing, formatting, spell check, tables, columns, and Indenting, Bullets and clipart, copying and Pasting Images, Labels and envelopes)
• Excel
• Power point
• Paint Brush
• Photoshop, Internet


PROGRAM AT COMPUTER CENTER

• Short term (Four months basic computer class)
• Basic Photoshop, Page maker and Tally (each 6weeks) Tuition computer program (3months
• Long term (Office admin assistant course 6 months)
• Tuition computer class (3 months )
• Summer computer class (one month)

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