Editorial Team

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with Delhi based NGO, Udayan Care, to provide upskilling courses to the underprivileged youth, making them employable and financially independent. Under the partnership, the latter will offer courses on BFSI, IT-ITes, Logistics, Retail and Telecom at a very nominal fee, within the range of Rs. 300-500 per month for each course. There is also a provision of freeships for students coming from deprived households.

The courses will be available on different criteria for students within the age group of 18-25. The beneficiaries will be identified from the resettlement colonies and slums communities in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

Udayan Care, already runs 11 IT centers across NCR for upskilling and reskilling underprivileged youths, making them job-ready. These centres provide quality and certified training in partnerships with Microsoft and Tally Education Pvt. Ltd.

Ved Mani Tiwari, COO and Officiating CEO, NSDC said, “NSDC welcomes Udayan Care to NSDC Partners Network. NSDC Partners Network is committed to providing access to affordable skilling opportunities to every individual, anywhere, anytime and also connecting skills with opportunities to enhance social and economic well-being of such individuals. Udayan Care with its focus on Child and Youth Care, Education, and Skilling will help expand reach of NSDC Partners Network to realise this shared vision.”

Manoj Shrivastava, Asst Director-UCIT Programme, Udayan Care says, “The partnership with NSDC has added a new feather to Udayan Care’s skill programme cap and I am confident it will give underprivileged students easy access to a wide range of courses and government certification. We are targeting to train 5000 youth in the next three years. Udayan Care will also enter new sectors of employment such as IT-ITes, banking and finance, retail, logistics and telecom. Through this partnership, we will be taking our IT centre programmes to new heights and provide a variety of skill training to the youth, making them employable and capable of contributing to the Skill India mission. It is my firm belief that with this endeavour we will be able to help young students sustain their livelihood and improve their living standards”.

Who can apply?
⮚ Graduate or enrolled in 2nd or 3rd year of Graduation. Consideration for youth enrolled in 1st year of graduation who shows high creative skills and/ or in exceptional circumstances
⮚ Youth from low economic background with family income not more than Rs 2.5 lac annually.
⮚ Consideration for youth from family monthly income above 2.5 lac in exceptional circumstances.
⮚ Keen to learn and ready to do a job after course completion.

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