Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST)
This program teaches relevant vocational skills to the youth from poor families, thus providing them the exposure to opportunities for employment. At Sparsha Trust, we offer courses that are of interest to them and a workplace demand such graphic and print design to the youth between 18-24 years of age.
Graduate students from arts and science background who are interested in creative fields such as graphic design, film making, and web design benefit from this course. During the course, the students are provided with internship opportunities.
Impact of the Market Aligned Skills Training
During 2017-2018, MAST completed two semesters with 49 students. Of these, 70% have been placed in graphic, print and design companies like Photo Express, Fix Group, Digitalizer, Printo and more. Some of the students work on a freelance basis.
Sparsha Trust has collaborated with the Smile Foundation India to create a four month course to mentor students between 18-26 years of age on the basics of computer, digital, spoken and functional English, personality development and retail management.
Smile’s Twin E-Learning Programme (STEP), located in Yelahanka, is for students who have completed their SSLC, or PUC, or are college dropouts. To date, about 120 students have completed the course, 60% have been placed in jobs and the rest continue with their studies.
Most of the students have been hired in the Consumer Retail Sector in companies like More, Reliance Fresh , Health and Glow, Food World, and Coffee Day.
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