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Franchise under Skill Development Training Provider

Partnership for Skill Development Training & Entrepreneurship Centers for People with Disability (Divyangjan) under Prime Minister Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

A Project Proposal on Enhancing Employability through Vocational and Skill Development Training among People with Disability across the country. It targets skill development of People with Disabilities as per industry needs which can help them to be gainfully employed and contribute to India’s growing economy.

1. Name of Project: 

A Project Proposal on Enhancing Employability through Vocational and Skill Development Training among People with Disability across the country.It targets skill development of People with Disabilities as per industry needs which can help them to be gainfully employed and contribute to India’s growing economy.

All individuals need the right tools and work environment to effectively perform their jobs. Similarly, Persons with Disabilities (PwD) also need training, workplace adjustments - or accommodation - to maximize their productivity.

2. Background of the Project:

People First Foundation has been facilitating the establishment of In-house Training Centres and Centres of Excellence for earning their livelihood through self and wage employment to People with Disability (Divyangjan). People First Foundation is committed to the holistic empowerment of persons with disabilities through education, rehabilitation and especially skill development and employment.

Vocational rehabilitation of the handicapped person is a process which enables him to secure suitable employment which he could retain and advance a permanent base with an ultimate aim of integrating or reintegrating him in the society.

These days, it is very difficult for an ordinary person to get a good job, so it could be easily realized, how difficult it would be for physically challenged people to get a good job. The People First Foundation has taken an initiative in this regard by creating facilities for the training of the disabled people in various professions and trades. The Organization conducts VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTERS for physically challenged people, so that they could stand on their own feet economically and be proven useful to the society also.


     3. Project Module: Full Time.

      4. Beneficiaries: Total beneficiaries per Centre (180 to 500 Divyangjan yearly)

     5. Hostel Facility: Hostel Facility with free food will be provided to all physically Challenged Trainees.

     6. Skill Gap

    A developing nation like India that is continuously working on skill development of its youth for making them employable to take current and emerging jobs, skill development and employment of persons with disabilities is a big challenge.The Indian population has more than 26,810,557 (more than 26.8 million) persons with disabilities (PwD). Out of this number, about 13.4 million PwDs are in the working and earning age group of 15 to 59 years.

    According to the Indian National Census 2011, about 13.4 million persons with disabilities are in the age of 15 to 59 years and employable. About 9.9 million persons with disabilities in the employable age group are non-workers or are marginal workers.

     7. Burning Problems of the Youth with Disability:

  • Persons with disabilities are among the poorest in the population.
  • The rural disabled are significantly disconnected from skills and markets. Literacy level is low, with the National Census of India estimating that 51% of persons with disability are not literate; 26% reach up to the primary level; 6% middle level and only 13% secondary level and above.
  • Urgent need to scale up the skill-training infrastructure in view of the huge Demand- supply gap of quality workforce.
  • The training, being offered through various institutions / mechanisms is non-homogenous, lacks quality and is low on employability level.
  • Very low access of the present training infrastructure to the PwDs in rural areas.
  • Low level of involvement of private sector in the skill training of PwDs.
  • Use of latest technology in training, content generation and monitoring of training.
  • The skill training offered by various ministries/departments of the Government not appropriately coordinated and overlapping with each other.
  • Persons with disability in India face many challenges when looking forward to develop employable skills and gaining meaningful employment in conditions of decent work.


     8. Employing persons with disability might provide multi-dimensional benefit to   an employer as analysed below:

  • Employers can expand existing talent pool by gaining access to skilled and valued workforce.
  • Lower attrition rate among disabled employees result in lower training and hiring costs
  • Companies can leverage benefits extended by the government for employing persons with disability
  • Improves productivity of employees since employees will understand that they will be judged on the quality of work and output produced by them.
  • Increased retention of employees result in lower costs of training and hiring. Certain disabilities can also act as a natural competence e.g. hearing impaired in a noisy environment.
  • Brings the company in good light if the company is interested in being listed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
  • Demonstrate social responsibility by connecting with a significant market segment
  • Enhance workforce diversity
  • Improves employee morale by appearing as an equal opportunity employer 
  • Technology can be used to increase productivity e.g. use of Jaws software by many IT firms has allowed the companies to successfully employ visually impaired persons with disability. Stimulate new product and service development through disability-inclusive diverse teams.

    9. Goal of the project:

      People First Foundation aims to create a pool of skilled personnel in appropriate numbers with adequate skills in line with the employment requirements with particular emphasis on the twenty high growth high employment sectors. The target is to enhance training opportunities for new entrants to the labour force from the existing 2.5 million in the non-agricultural sector to 10 million per year. Twenty high growth sectors of industries and services have been identified which have the ability to provide expanded employment. The Apex Industry Association in each of these sectors will evolve the Skill Development Vision & Plan for their respective sector.

    10. Ten high growths sectors on manufacturing side:

(I)         automobile and auto components

(II)        electronics hardware

(III)       textiles and garments

(IV)       leather and leather goods

(V)         chemicals and pharmaceuticals

(VI)      gem and jewellery

(VII)       Building and construction

(VIII)      Food processing

(IX)       Handlooms and handicrafts

(X)        Building hardware and home furnishings.

On the Services side, ten high growth sectors:

(I)     ITs or software services sector

(II)     ITeS— BPO services,

(III)    Tourism, hospitality and travel trade

(IV)   Transportation/logistics/warehousing and packaging

(V)     Organised retail

(VI)   Real estate services

(VII)   Media, entertainment, broadcasting, content creation, animation

(VIII)  Healthcare services

(IX)    Banking/insurance & finance

(X)    Education/skill development services.

    11. Target Beneficiaries:

      People First Foundation is revolutionizing the industry paradigm by providing equal opportunities and access to employment for people with disabilities, based on a simple belief –it is one’s ability, not disability that defines any individual. People First Specially Skilled Centres trains persons with disability in fundamental, entrepreneurship and specialized skill sets, and facilitates their entry into the job market and promoting self-employment through a robust advocacy platform for disability inclusion, promoting inclusive growth in India.

     12. Key Goals are:

a. Reduce skill gaps and shortages

b. Improve productivity

c. Increase opportunities for all individuals in the workforce

d. Improve learning supply

e. Create Vibrant Labour Market Information System