Kozhikode: Students to get IT training

SAHANOW' to boost employability of differantly-abled.

Kozhikode: The differently-abled students in the district will be given training in IT skills under a programme launched by Uralungal Cyber Park in association with VIZRU India Innovation Centre, a company in the park.

The scheme titled ‘SAHA NOW’ is aimed at filling the gap between knowledge acquired by handicapped students and their employability or entrepreneurship.

The company has selected Rahmaniya Vocational Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode, to train the students. The project is envisioned as an industry institution partnership programme for decision-making, problem-solving and capacity-building of differently-abled VHS students by moulding them for industry needs or taking up entrepreneurship.

“Several multinational companies have already shown interest in training and hiring differently-abled people to work in their firms handling different sectors,” said Lt. Cdr. (Retd.) S. Arun, chief operating officer, UL Cyber Park under the aegis of Uralungal Labour Contract Cooperative Society.

“We could tap the potential of such people in Kozhikode by giving them timely training. Other companies have also come forward with this idea and extended their support to hire these people after training,” he added.

The project will be for two years with the technical and financial support of VIZRU. The students will be given small projects connected with their curriculum and they will be equipped to meet the real work situations. VIZRU has taken up this project as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to nurture the talents of youth studying in the general schools.

Mr K.P. Ashick, principal, Rahmaniya VHSS, said, “people with disabilities are easier to work with because of their attention to detail, deeper commitment levels, superior customer care and higher learning ability. They tend not to repeat mistakes and there is lower attrition level. Our students have got a great opportunity. Even after their school education, they can continue their training programme,” he said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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