Vocational Training and Livelihood Support

IAPA started Vocational Training in the year 2004, with a view to provide skills training and enhance job opportunities for students and family members, school dropouts and women. Tailoring and Computer courses are conducted in our Khetwadi office premises, with sewing machines and computers provided by donors, against a refundable deposit payable by the students. Financial assistance is given to students under our different programmes, for courses like Typing, Government Certified Computer course, Beautician and Mehendi. Computer literacy being of utmost importance in securing good jobs, training provided in Basic and Tally programs is going a long way in helping the students to forge ahead. Clothes stitched by the participants in the programme are displayed at suitable forums, which help to fetch income for the beneficiaries.

IAPA also started giving financial support to women who could start or expand their small enterprise.

For young women and girls in the rural areas, vocational courses like tailoring, computers, nursing and beautician are facilitated. These have gone a long way in enhancing their confidence and income generation capacities. Besides that, other short duration training sessions in imitation jewelery, fabric/ warli / glass painting and other suitable courses, offer them further avenues.