- 3. September 2017

SOS India in Partnership with DHL India Works at Empowering Underprivileged Youth

The collaboration that works towards uplifting young boys and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds

SOS Children’s Villages of India in collaboration with DHL Express aims towards empowering vulnerable youth coming from the weaker sections of society through Project Kaushalya. The focus is to impart in them the necessary employable skills in order to equip them with job opportunities and to help them become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.

The Vocational Training Centre (VTC) was initiated by SOS Children’s Villages of India at Nizamuddin, New Delhi in 2011. Training is given to youth between the ages of 18-25 years. Till date, while 1239 youth have been enrolled in the programme since inception, 853 are through with their course already. Out of these 852, 725 (84%) are now employed and tied up with well-known industries and companies. The courses offered by the VTC are recognized and approved by the Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGE&T) under the Skills Development Initiatives- Modular Employability Scheme (SDI-MES), Government of India. Below given are the courses offered:
COURSE/MODULE DURATION
1. Accounting Assistance using Tally 500 hrs.
2. DTP and Print Publishing 500 hrs.
3. Web Designing and Publication 1000 hrs.
4. Soft Skills for Supervisors/Associates 180 hrs.
 
In addition to the above ICT based courses, the VTC also provides additional 100 hours of training on Soft and Entrepreneurial Skills (SES) as mandated by DGE&T. Our aim is to uplift and empower 230 youth by providing them job oriented skills to ensure future security. We work towards achieving 80% job placements for our youth.
 
Some of the names in the list of our partners of the VTC include: Concentrix Technologies, Yum Restaurants, KFC, Yakult Danone, Accord Hotel, Exide Life Insurance and many more.
 
DHL EXPRESS
 
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows.

With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-Commerce, Technology, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Energy, Automotive, Retail and SME, DHL also has a proven commitment to corporate responsibility.  With its unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

In India, DHL Express started operations in 1979 and offers its customers the entire spectrum of express services from international air express to high-end logistics solutions including repair and return, strategic inventory management and direct express inventory distribution. Today DHL Express India services over 60,000 customers, has a pan-India presence through dedicated service centres in 30 cities and through Blue Dart Express has access to over 33,000 locations in India.
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