The Jesuit objective to mainstream the youth into the organized job market is achieved through 25 technical training institutes across the country. These training institutes provide formal training in mechanical courses like Turners, Fitters, Welders, Electrician, Automobile Mechanic, CNC Operator, etc., The courses are designed carefully with industry inputs to keep in tune with changing demands of the market and are with both Central and State government recognition.
- 25 Formal Technical Institutes
- 4436 youth enrolled every year
- More than 1,00,000 youth trained
Mainstreaming School Dropout
Considering the high dropout in the formal education system, the Jesuits over the last two decades have promoted Community Colleges that offer a distinct learning environment, and are recognized for smaller class sizes, more individualized attention and a supportive atmosphere. The Indian Centre for Research and Development in Community Education set up in 1999 has 253 Community Colleges in 18 states of India through which 125006 students have passed out from the Community College system.
- 253 Community Colleges
- 125006 students benefitted
- presence in 18 states
Providing Market Driven Skills
Though skills training and vocational education are seen as an important strategy for progress, Jesuits have a firm commitment in making the ‘Demographic Dividend’ work for the advantage of the progress of the country. Partnering with the skill training initiative of the Government of India, Indian Centre for Research and Development in Community Education is now an accredited partner of the National Skills Development Corporation and a number of the community colleges are now recognised training centres.