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Why?
Demand-Supply Gap
15 million youth need initial vocational training every year in India and the existing private & public institutional
   capacity is only 3 million
China has 500,000 vocational training schools as opposed to India which has 11,000
Industry needs 10 million need to be trained through non-formal/informal mode annually especially across trades like
   machinist, fitter, welder, electrician, plumber, mechanic etc.
What?
Skill Building and Employability
Intervention through vocational education in the form of tailor-made skill building programs for individual/ industry-
   specific requirements to make them ‘employment ready’
Focus on underdeveloped regions to fill gaps in technical skill, develop soft skills and impart job specific training
1-24 month residential training programs certified by Ministry of Labour (NCVT ITI Programs, DGET MES) or in
   affiliation with CTTC (Central Tool Room & Training Centre), Cisco (CCNA) & IIW (Indian Institute of Welding)
How?
Business Model and Operating Plan
Candidates to be sourced using contacts with government authorities, NGOs, self help groups and industry tie-ups
Technical, soft skills training and industry specific job training to be imparted based on skills assessment
Existing network of Centurion Group of Institutes (CGI) to guarantee at least 75% placements
Industry sponsorships, government employment schemes and Education Loans through Micro Finance will help students
   finance their training cost
Who?
Management Team
Core team will include management of CGI that rolled out vocational training programs in Orissa in 2006 - successfully
   trained over 34,000 students till date
The group has over 25 years of experience in the education sector and has a vast network across NGOs, Gram
   Panchayats in the area of intervention
Members are professors/distinguished alumni of IIM, XIMB, University of Melbourne and other top institutes of India
Where?
Eastern States of India
Gram Tarang currently operates in East India where it has a widespread field network across villages and semi urban
   centres in a Hub & Spoke model
Centurion Group's (www.cgi.ac.in) well established educational institutes serve as the mother centres and Gram Tarang
   has already setup 5 sattelite centres across Orissa, Andhra Pradesh
Future geographical coverage will include the states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Assam & Meghalaya which are
   facing problems of high dropout rates in schools & colleges, resulting in a huge surplus of unskilled human resources
Downloads GT- NSDC Application Form 2011
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