Skill Development and Placement Program for Youths with Disabilities

Skill Development and Placement (SDP) Program is a collaborative effort by DFID and SPARC India.
The SDP program has the following main features:
  • It is a residential program for youths with disability (YwDs)  
  • Each batch would consist of 25 YwDs
  • The duration of the training program would be 3 months for a batch  
  • Focus on life skills and technical skills pertaining to specific domains  
  • Life skills would comprise of English speaking, personality development courses, etc.  
  • Technical skills would be based on a chosen industry/trade

The following trades are proposed for the training program (along with certification):

  • IT/ ITES/BPO  
  • Data Entry Operator  
  • Retail   
  • The participants for the program are selected through a 3-stage process. During the first stage, the participants are interviewed to understand their background and their aspirations. After the interviews are completed, the applications are screened.
  • These participants then undergo an aptitude and knowledge test during the next stage to identify the best fit for them in terms of industry/trade.  
  • The selected participants are then counseled for their respective career choices.  
  • The training modules prepared for the different courses are certified by reputed organizations and agencies.
  • The training program has a continuous assessment format and the performance of the participants is tracked through tests, informal observations and project exposure performance. At the end of the training, a final certification test is conducted. The participants who clear this test are awarded the certification of successful completion of the course.  
  • Job fairs are organized where organizations from the chosen trades are invited to offer employment to the trained participants.
  • Post-employment, the participants are tracked and necessary support and feedback mechanism is provided to the employers.

Lives Impacted

SPARC India is constantly working to improve the lives of millions in India. Extend your hand of help today

Children with Disabilities empowered through Education
Youths with Disabilities empowered with Skill Development & Placement Program
Women with Disabilities empowered with Vocational Training
Persons with Disabilities empowered through various scheme
Persons with Disabilities benefitted with Health Services