ANNUAL REPORT SAMPARC VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE 2009- 2010
The Students Procured Employment In:
Varroc Lighting, Kanha, K.G.Wire Limited, Govind Restaurant, Xylon Electricals, I.R.B. as Generator Operator, M.S.E.B., Lorel Limited, Auto Camp Limited, Alpha Lavel, Contech Pvt.Ltd while 27 students have become self-employed.
Ganesh Balasaheb Kamte: SAMPARC always believed in supporting school dropouts, unemployed youth to make employable and to become self employed, working and earning. The organisation is working since 1993 in the same direction to empower school dropouts.
Ganesh Balasaheb Kamte is one example. Like him hundred other joined VTC in 2008. Ganesh had some financial problems due to poor economic condition of his family. He couldn’t go ahead of 9th standard from his village school where he was unable to pay his annual fees of Rs. 650/-. He joined with his father to work as a farm laborer. While working nearby of SAMPARC Shel-Pimpalgaon Childrens home, he came across the project in-charge Mr. Amal Ganguly, who suggested him to take technical training at SAMPARC VTC at Malavali which can help him to find employment.
In 2008, he came and met Mr. N.R. Joshi, Superintendent of Vocational Training Centre at Malvli, near Lonavla. He was unable to pay more than Rs. 400/- as his own contribution towards training in VTC. Mr. Joshi was very much convinced with Ganesh Kamte and he agreed to keep the boy in VTC hostel, where SAMPARC incurred entire expenses for his 1 year training for Electrical Wireman and Motor Winding course. He received Government Trade Certificate by scoring 86.5% in the final exam. The certificate was issued by Vocational Training Director, Government of Maharashtra which enabled him to open a motor winding shop of his own at Shel-Pimpalgaon village, where electrical motors are mostly used by agriculture farmers and industrial centres. His shop is near MIDC, Chakan and today he is earning Rs. 12000 – 15000 per month. Now his 2 brothers are working with Ganesh and supporting his family. The living condition of the family has improved.
Since 1994 SAMPARC started a full fledged Vocational Training Centre and took Government recognition for running courses like Electrical, Welding, Fabrication, Motor winding and tailoring.
The main aim of the project was to provide vocational training for skill development to about 10,000 school dropouts and unemployed youth. Till date more than 3000 youth have been trained and found employment in MIDC, Rasayni, Panvel, Khopoli, Lonavla, Pimpri Chinchwad, Chakan, Alandi, and Khed industrial area.
The centre has upgraded into a full-fledged training centre, where Computer, MSCIT, hardware, fashion designing, plumbing, beauty parlour and womens training programs.
During this year a total 268 students were trained in different courses at SAMPARC Vocational Training Centre. The centre is under the guidance of Project Incharge N.R.Joshi.
In January during the 3 day village fair a stall of SAMPARC VTC was installed. During these 3 days all information about MS-CIT course was given. In February career guidance for S.S.C. students of V.P.S. High School, Bhaje was undertaken to explain the importance of computer education and information about the courses undertaken at VTC. In March at “Ekvira Vidyamandir”, Karla students from 7th -10th class were given information about the courses undertaken at VTC. Apart from that an advertisement was placed in 3 local newspapers. At Pavna Vidya Mandir, Kamsheth, pamphlets of VTC courses were distributed to all nearby villages and local trains. In the month of November Diwali greetings were sent to people who support SAMPARC VTC. During the month of December steps were taken to contact different Job Placement Agencies for providing jobs for passed out students of SAMPARC VTC.