Vocational skills training programs

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February 2, 2015

YESO operates vibrant skills development programs, it has vocational skill training centers which provides computer courses, basic health courses, electricity, mobile repairing, tailoring, Tie & Die and Technology courses.

These skills help youth find jobs and develop their careers in life.

Current Activities of the Centers:

First Department: Vocational Skills

The vocational training program is specially intended for the empowerment of the youth. Its major aim is to provide vocational skills and promote employment opportunities for the graduated trainees. The center awards achievement certificates to the trainees after successful completion of every course. The current training skills are outlined below:

  1. Basic Computer course:

The center provides youth with basic computer application courses. These courses are Ms -Windows, Ms-Word, Ms – Excel, Ms -Access, Ms – Power point   and Ms – Publisher. These programs are ordinarily taught in six months.   Sometimes they are taught intensively for 2 or 3 months.

  1. Advanced computer/IT course:

Besides the basic computer course, the center provide advanced Computer/IT course to those who are eager to learn advanced course in computer /IT. They are taught on maintenance, repairing, upgrading and troubleshooting of hardware and software components of PC.  This course is ordinarily taught in 3 months, but sometimes it is intensively taught for 1or 2 months.

  1. Financial Accounting/Management 

This course consists of bookkeeping and accounting cycle of service and merchandizing business and introduction to management. Its duration is 10 months in which students are expected to master basic accounting skills in Business/public administration. At the end of the course duration, students are given achievement certificates.

  1. Business Skills Education

Business education provides girls quality training including, business English, book-keeping, business mathematics, office management, business Administration and Computer skills.  This course takes six months.

  1. Tailoring and Garments Making

This training is aimed to promote the employment opportunities for girl trainees and equip them with tailoring skills so that they can establish and manage their own small businesses.   The duration of the course is 6 months.

  1. Henna/ Hair-Dressing

Henna/hair-dressing course is offered to girls trainees through enterprise-based vocational training. The purpose of this course is to provide trainees coiffure and hair-dressing skills through offering theoretical and practical on-job training basis. The planned course duration is three months. The center selects private beauty Salons to conduct the training inside their premises. In addition, center managements also carries out monitoring and follow ups of training progress.

  1. Cookery/ Nutrition

The aim of this course is to offer quality training to cookery and nutrition skills trainees. They are taught how to prepare delicious and nutritious dishes of different varieties of the local cuisines. In addition, they also learn how to make sweets, biscuits, cakes and cookies for the purpose of generating income for their own families. However, the training is aimed to promote job opportunities for the youth and give them self-esteem and self-worth. The duration of this course is six months.

  1. Electronics/IT

This course is intended to upgrade the skills of the un-trained/under-trained and unemployed youth, both female and male, which had lost their formal education for certain reasons. The trainees will learn repairing, maintenance and troubleshooting of electronic materials (i.e. TVs, Audio and Video systems, mobile phones, Personal computers, fridges, electric irons etc). The training is conducted at BVTC workshop, providing the students both theoretical and practical lessons. . The duration of the training is 8 months.

  1. Electricity

This course is intended for the male youth trainees only. They are expected to learn and master basic knowledge and skills of electricity acquiring same skills and training as the professional electrician. The duration of the training course is 8 months.

Second Department: Literacy/numeracy course

This course is provided to the youth who want to learn the three basics; namely, reading, writing and basic arithmetic. In addition to that, they are also taught other subjects such as: Basic English, environmental science, and health education. These assorted subjects are intended to increase the knowledge and skills of youth up to the level of primary education. After completion the trainees will have opportunities to enroll into the other higher level of education and skills