The idea behind conducting such vocational skill-building courses was to enable the participants learn these skills either to enhance their career prospects or to become self-employed. Thirty-four (34) people participated in vocational courses of wiring, machining, plumbing and welding while 30 took part in basic computer training. Twenty-six (26) participants opted for Spoken English and 31 chose to learn stitching. The products made by these trainees as part of their courses were also exhibited during the valediction.
Ramesh Solanki, trainer of vocational course in plumbing, shared, “The participants have been given practical training to building their confidence, apart from the course basics. We have also guided them on finding work opportunities, and have provided a basic plumbing toolkit to help them start working sooner.”
Siddharth Bhati, a trainee in wiring course, now plans to start his own business as an electrician. Meghna Rathod, a 32-year-old mother, learnt basic computer course so that she can start a job and teach computers to her son too. Rekhaben Bihola, a 30-year-old widow and mother to an eight-year-old son, said, “My husband died a year ago and we don’t live with my in-laws. Here, I learnt basics of stitching so that I can start earning for my son’s studies.”