Employability

Our Approach

We aim to develop fundamental competencies in young people who have completed their education at least till 8th Standard and who are seeking employment within the next three to six months. Our program aims to qualify them not only for entry-level jobs but also grow their career in the long-term. Therefore, our employability training puts a strong focus on self-awareness, organisation, communication, and inter-personal skills, as well as basic and intermediate IT and spoken English proficiency. Personal interest, aptitude and career progression opportunities in a particular role and industry are taken into consideration while facilitating placements for participants. Following their placement in the industry, participants are also provided with need-based post-placement support so that they begin their career journey on a healthy note.

Kanak Singh

kanak@agrasar.com

Female students in our Employability program face double challenge - one that of finding aspirational jobs and other to convince their family members to "allow" them to go out and work. Over a period of last one year in Agrasar I have seen many of them being able to deal with this challenge and do well. However, I am in a dilemma whether to consider 70% Placement ratio of girls (as against 90% of boys) as satisfactory? I am sure the team is putting their best efforts. But, we need your support to do even better.
~ Kanak (Program Lead)

Our Impact

How We Do It

 

We train 1200 youth in Gurugram, Mathura and Bathinda every year with a Placement Rate of 80% and Retention Rate of more than 90%.

 

Latest round of ‘Impact Assessment’ is Under Process. Shall be updated by 15 November 2017.

September 2017

Street Plays on the theme - “Beti ghar ki Roshni” - were organized in four villages of Mathura. Objective was to inspire people to not put restrictions on education of girls and allow /encourage them to go for jobs. More than 200 people participated in the event and many of them vowed to "change". After the street play, formal as well as informal discussions were happened over the topic and people shared their own experiences at home.

An Exposure visit to Big Basket warehouse, Gurgaon was organized for the students of Employability program. The students received a thorough knowledge of their processes as well as organizational culture. Participants were also taken for a round in the warehouse so as to have an experience of the work environment. Participants found it to be a value adding exercise as they learnt about a field which they may consider for their career.

A session on BPO Industry was by Ms. Priyanka Lal, who has a vast experience in the BPO industry, was conducted. The session focused on how BPOs work and what are the career opportunities for the young aspirants. The session was highly informative and also helped participants in preparation for interviews in general and for the BPO Industry in particular. Many of the myths regarding the timings and culture in the Industry were also broken.

Our Participant

Tulsi

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Shweta

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Amit Kumar Singh

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Richa Sharma

richa@agrasar.org

One of the key components of our training program is exposure visits to organizations to help the participants understand the nuances of working environment. During these visits the participants experience the business processes, interact with team members, learn about job roles and the skills required to grow within the organization. It also helps the participants to relate better with the classroom sessions and develop relevant skills. While we organize the visits at periodic intervals, we would like to increase the frequency of these visits to enhance the participants' learning.