2350 school dropout youths were benefited from the skill development program


Skilling the rural youth Creating Workforce


240 Socially and Economically backward youths trained under Koushala Vikash - PMKVY Project

Adhikar strongly believes in the idea of “Entrepreneurship” as the driving force behind sustainable and large scale development of the marginalized and deprived communities.

Thus, it is envisioned to scale-up the capacity of the youths for employment and entrepreneurship by imparting skill. Bridging the skill gap of the weaker sections is critical at Adhikar as it widens the scope to generate sustainable income.  Adhikar’s skill initiatives include transforming the un-skilled and semi-skilled youths as skilled labourers. Establish skill centers of excellence as skill hubs for unemployed youths with modern amenities, infrastructures and quality trainers.

Skill development process includes 3 specific states (i) Training (ii) Assessment (iii) Certification. The skill training at Adhikar is based on National Occupational Standard (NOS) for specific job roles formulated by Sector Skills Councils (SSCs).

Since its inception in 1991, more than 2350 youths have directly and 8000 members of the households indirectly benefited from the Skill Development project.

Skill for Life

The project in support from HSBC is aimed at skilling the unemployed youths who are not able to access quality training to make a professional career. We focus on youths from rural and semi-urban areas especially from economically weaker sections who cannot afford to join a skill training institute. Preference is given to SC, ST, OBC & Female candidates who are mostly excluded and unable to join a established skill training institute. The skill training was designed to train youths of 18-35 age groups on Retail Sales, Tourism and Hospitality. The skill training will capacitate the youths to earn a monthly income of 6000 – 10000 rupees.

Skilling the Unskilled (OSDA)

Our educational ecosystem lacks particularly good at blending learning with working, or learning by working. Though we have initiated numerous programme in our schools and colleges that focuses on various activities and practical learning through project works but infact we believe that learning as a process is different from working. It means one has to learn before working. In an environment where there is huge gap in demand and supply of skilled workforce, it would be wise to accommodate wide learning process such as apprenticeship or skilling programme along with regular studies.
While government of India has instituted a number of constructive policy measures under the Skill India mission, Adhikar also has taken up the responsibility to skill the unskilled and semi-skilled and participate in the process of reducing the skilling gap and create opportunity for a sustainable income of the youths.

Adhikar ITI

The youth comprises over one-third of the Indian population which in turn constitutes a major part of the labour force of the country. Lack of appropriate skill discourages many youths to remain unemployed and bear the burden of poverty. ADHIKAR Industrial Training Institute at Gania in Nayagarh Distirct is a center of excellence, spread over 43560 sq. ft. area, having fully equipped with smart classes, practical labs for each department, meeting room, office, residential facility for staff and hostel for the students. This high-tech and well equipped infrastructure facilitate youths from poor and underprivileged sections of the community in their pursuit to learn, skilled and mentored to be moulded as skilled professionals. They become eligible competitor of the job market and earn their required livelihood while filling the vacuum of workforce in India. ITI was recognized by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) in the year 2011. Two specialized training programmes such as Electrical and Welder offered in the ITI. 21 seats are being allocated for each trade. There are 3 full time experienced faculties in the ITI and a Principal to lead the program. Adhikar has set up this institute to carter the need for skilled workforce in India and create better opportunities for the poor and marginalized in the rural Odisha. Over the years 287 students have successfully completed their training and placed in different institutions as per their expertise.

YOGA – To Make a Difference

Despite technological and economic revolution still a large sections of women and girls live in the margin. They are denied of the basic rights of health, employment, and respectable status in the society. Health is not only critical to a peaceful and happy life but also improves the potentiality to be more productive. Adhikar envisions to create a healthy and wealthy society for all, initiated the Yoga Training Programme in partnering with Skill Art and Beyond (SAB) in January 2019. The overall objective of the program was to provide skill training to rural women on Yoga in order to empower and create employment among them. Along with skill training it also imparts knowledge and ability to enable people to remain physically fit, possesses emotional stability, integrates moral values and develops spiritual well-being. The programme aims at reaching out to women in the rural areas. Each batch consists of 50 students for duration of 66 days and were trained based on NSDC certified course curriculum. Over the period we have successfully trained 4 batches of women.

Tata Skill

Adhikar ensures social and economic empowerment of the rural poor in Odisha by enabling sustainable livelihood of the people. In this endeavour TATA Skill Project is a significant intervention to skilling the unskilled and semi-skilled. This project offers two short term certificate/diploma courses in the trade of Bar Bending and Shuttering. These skill trainings are critical to the construction industry. Duration of the training programme is two months followed by one month on job training in different construction companies. There is the provision to enroll 30 students per batch in each trade. Tata Trust facilitates Adhikar in recruiting faculties and developing modules for the courses. We focus on the students from the rural Odisha especially from the Scheduled Cast, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward communities who are dropped out from the school and are deprived of getting jobs. Tata Trust supported in developing dummy construction sites within the ITI premises to facilitate the trainees to better learn the applicable skill.

Soft Skill Development

Skill and knowledge is critical to any country contributing towards economic growth and social development. As the country is moving towards a larger economy it brings forth challenges, which can be dealt if we have a skilled workforce. Adhikar with support from Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India initiated soft skikk training under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in 2016. Under this programme socially underprivileged women and school dropout girls receive training in tailoring and sales executive. The IT laboratory is fully air conditioned with 15 net connected computers. It facilitates the students to use internet to learn the latest trends and access relevant information. The class rooms are equipped with chairs, CCTV, projectors and other accessories. The tailoring laboratory includes more than 15 sewing machines, scissors and other accessories. The training centre has separate toilets for male and female, drinking water, rest shade, fans etc to provide a good learning environment. Each course enrolls 120 students per batch. Well qualified trainers trained the students with NSDC prescribed modules. Over the years more than 65% successful students were placed in different institutes.

Center for Capacity building

The initiative is to cater to the increasing demands for development and skill and knowledge base particularly in the areas of micro credit, livelihood promotion, women empowerment, inclusive growth models, financial literacy, business planning and resource location etc. The focus is to provide an advanced infrastructure is to facilitate the like-minded organizations to execute various skill training programmes in an innovative training model.

It is one of the major research center with state of the art facilities like air conditioned training hall, meeting and conference hall, projector and advanced public address system. Well furnished accommodation facility for residential training and meeting at all level. It strives to provide a homely atmosphere to facilitate high level learning, thinking and planning in all its training programme.