With a belief that educated and skilled young women and men are a country’s true strength, National Board of Vocational & Technical Education (NBVTE) runs a large employability programme for youth, to equip them with skills that will make them readily employable and prepare them to face the job-market of the country.
National Board of Vocational & Technical Education’s Training Programme or Skills for Market Training, is a model vocational training programme for youth from underprivileged backgrounds, which helps them to actualize their potential in a career of their choice. The Training Programmes equips youth from rural as well as urban communities with the requisite skills and attitudes for them to gainfully participate in the new economy.
Youth on these Training Programme, mostly first generation learners, have a minimum educational background, but typically lack the skills which are the jobs of today require – computers, soft-skills and basic know-how of working in formal environments. They typically fulfill five criteria, and are:
- between 18 to 40 years of age
- passes 10th standard
- belonging to rural or urban locations, and socio-economically disadvantaged at large
- able to read and comprehend simple English
- in immediate need of a job
Right from the mobilization to admissions, through training and assessments, and till placements, self employment and further support, each function of the programme extremely thorough and carefully follows a defined set of processes, which are developed after thorough research and careful testing.
A highly extremely thorough and careful training along the lines of a well-defined curriculum supported by effective training manuals, a robust system of regular assessment, and support beyond the completion of the course, form the essence of the training programme. The organisation delivers the programme through partner organisations across fifteen locations in Bankura. It constantly invests in high-quality training and capacity building of the partners around the year.
Youth completing the training programme from these centres have successfully filled the demand supply gap across multiple industries and the service sector.
National Board of Vocational & Technical Education’s initiatives in technical education are delivered through B.C.ROY Computer Literacy Mission (BCROYCLM).