Students from Vedanta Foundation get selected by Spencer’s Retail.
Around 16 students got selected by Spencer’s Retail on January 15, 2014 in a placement drive organized by Vedanta Foundation in Kolkata Metro.
Students of Kolkata Metro & South Bengal in Park Street Own Centre, Kolkata appeared for the interview. The program started at 10:00 am where 46 students were present. Mr. Debashis Chakraborty (RM) & Sudhakant Sharma (Asst. Manager- Placement) gave the introduction about the placement drive. Kankana Naskara (Faculty) & Suman Mitra (System officer) coordinated the entire interview process . Mr. Suman Mitra & Sudhakant Sharma took the initial round of interview on behalf of Spencer’s Retail. Ltd and shortlisted 25 students. Mr. Kazi Samim Raza & Mrs. Piyal (HR) from Spencer’s took the final round of interview and shortlisted 16 students for Customer Service Associate & team member’s profile. These students initial salaries would be around Rs 7000 pm (CSA) and Rs 4500 pm (team members). Since 1992, Vedanta Foundation is constantly thriving to impart education to the under-privileged society so that they emerge as responsible citizens in later stages of life . Our centers in east, west and north zones are focused on education and placement drives for students who are studying with the foundation.
Senior Superintendent of Circle Jail, Cuttack applauds Vedanata Foundation.
On January 16, 2014 Office of the Senior Superintendent of Circle Jail, Cuttack at Choudwar sent an appreciation letter to Vedanta Foundation for
carrying out welfare activities for jail inmates in 2011 and 2012.
Extract of the letter:
I would like to thank Vedanta Foundation for its spontaneous involvement in various welfare programmers undertaken in Circle Jail, Cuttack at Choudwar. This initiative will definitely help prison inmates to live a respectable life after they finish their imprisonment term.
Around 140 inmates have completed basic computer training and have also got certificates.
The foundation had also organized eye camp on 23rd April, 2011 and later spectacle distribution held on December 13, 2012.
This is the proposal for starting few more programmes
1) Tailoring, training unit inside Circle Jail 2) Supply of one computer with printer 3) Repairing of two computers
The Foundation believes even jail inmates should get a chance to start life afresh after their imprisonment term.
By carrying out welfare programmes for them, Vedanta Foundation believes even jail inmates have the right to live a dignified life in society.
Our aim is to make them find decent place in society.
Ms. Priya Dutt Member of Parliament inaugurated the vocational Training Centre at Chembur Shail Colony.
Vocational Training Program
Despite the fact that India is a fast developing economy, far more needs to be done to engender more employment opportunities for the majority of Indians, to enable them to participate in the benefits
of growth and to contribute to that growth. Computer literacy has become almost a mandatory skill in the 21century to flourish in the job market.
Despite phenomenal capabilities, India faces a serious problem when it comes to computer literacy among the masses. The huge unmet need of spreading computer literacy especially among the marginalized population inspired us to take the responsibility of empowering the masses with the most critical skill of the century as a part of our social development priority.
We set up our first vocational training centre in the year 1992 aptly named “Shiksha” to pilot the targeted development goal. The encouraging results of the centre pass outs provided us the required impetus to progressively scale up the presence of similar vocational training centres across the country.
The objective of the vocational training centre is to enable individuals nationwide to achieve greater success by providing required basic computer knowledge & skills making them employable in the mainstream. The centres have been setup with the larger objective of developing employable skills especially among the marginalized population through vocational training essentially on basic computer skills. We have also weaved in the soft skills training in our computer course curriculum to enhance the employability quotient of our students.
To attain the desired mass development impact, we have partnered with like minded socially inclined associations across the country. Governments, civil society, communities and corporates among others represent our nation wide social development partners facilitating an enduring social development.
To ensure that the centres attract and benefit masses, our vocational programs are offered at nominal fees supplemented by required employable skills facilitating mainstream employment.
Our centres are equipped with the essential infrastructure including a team of dedicated technically skilled trainers forming a part of our standard delivery models. The students are not only trained on technical skills but with required soft skills which are vital for enhancing their overall employability quotient.
In our endeavour to facilitate employment, our vocational training programs are industry responsive and meet the employability requirements from time to time. We have partnered with the global IT industry leader MICROSOFT for providing an equal opportunity to the unaffordable masses to gain globally at par basic computer knowledge enhancing their employability.
As a part of our partnership, our trainers are trained by MICROSOFT on the official curriculum, to ensure standard quality delivery of the course on offer at our nation wide network of centres. Further, the trainers are provided with series of technical skill up gradation programs based on periodic evaluations to enhance their technical skills to make them technically competent enforcing our Quality mission. Additionally, soft skills training is provided to the trainers to help them equip our students with enhanced employability skills.
To measure the impact of our delivery, appropriate student evaluation systems have been incorporated as a part of our standard course delivery evaluation methodology. The students of the centres are awarded a Certificate jointly signed by MICROSOFT on successful completion of the training, based on appropriate evaluations. The successful students are further provided support with appropriate mainstream employment opportunities with the help of our Rojgar Avsar initiative.
It has been a emotional journey for us since our first centre in 1992, today a nation wide presence through our strong network of 322 centres spread across 28 states of the country. We have created at least FIVE LAKH computer literates so far as a part of our commitment towards empowering the masses through vocational training for nation building.
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