Technical Training Program
The Jesuit objective to mainstream the youth in the organized job market is achieved through 29 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.
Two channels of imparting technical training to youth:
- Technical Institutes
- Community Colleges
JesuiTec currently holds more than 30 technical institutes and 253 community colleges around India benefiting more than 7000 children each year. Most of these institutes are accredited either by NIOS or NSDC the governmental bodies.
29 Formal Technical Institutes
6000 youth trained every year
Mainstreaming School Dropouts
Considering the high dropout rate 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 sized classes, 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. Partnering with the skills 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 recognized training centres of it.
253 Community Colleges
125006 students benefitted
Presence in 18 states
Type of courses offered
Under the brand JesuiTec, the vocational institutes in South Asia offer both formal and non-formal courses. Some of the institutes also offer NSDC and NIOS certified courses.
- Formal courses are full time courses of two years duration. Students with minimum qualification of 10th standard are eligible to enrol in the courses whose syllabus is fixed in nature. A course Completion Certificate is provided by the Central Government.
- Non-Formal courses are full time courses of two years duration. Students with minimum qualification of less than 10th standard can enrol in the courses whose syllabus is flexible in nature. A course Completion Certificate is provided by the respective institution.
- The NSDC certified courses are of three months duration. Students after passing out from 8th standard can enrol in any course whose syllabus is flexible in nature. A course Completion Certificate is provided by NSDC and recognized by private organizations.
- The NIOS certified courses are of six to ten months duration. Students after passing out from 8th standard and SSC can enrol in any course whose syllabus is partly fixed in nature. A course Completion Certificate is provided by NIOS and recognized by both private and government organizations.
INSTITUTIONS UNDER JESUITEC
Loyola Vocational Institute, New Delhi
Loyola Vocational Institute (LVI), a vocational education partner of the Jesuit Conference of India under “JesuiTec”, established in 1995 by Peter SJ. Loyola Vocational Institute located at St. Xavier’s Campus in Rohini, Delhi facilitates several industries-oriented courses on vocational education for the local youths from marginalized communities residing nearby. The institute, approved by Government of India is affiliated by NIOS since 1996 and currently educates over 450 students who are mainly school dropouts.
LVI offers a diverse set of courses like home sciences, typing, tailoring, personal development, fashion designing, beauty culture, electricians to name a few that varies from six months to a maximum of two years. The students are trained through group discussions, seminars, business games, audio-visuals, case studies, research assignments, field visits, production-based practical sessions, industrial visits, educational trip, and other activities in their respective fields.