Don Bosco Tech Society,one of the india’s largest skills training institutions today launched the Bosco Academy for Skills and Employment (BASE), a skilling program focused on improving workforce readiness among underprivileged youth. The program funded by Axis Bank Foundation (ABF) will provide skill training in market driven courses related to the manufacturing and service sectors for the young people who are needy and less privileged. ABF plans to bridge gap through its Vocational Training Projects, where the focus is on creating employment opportunities by providing vocational skills training to school dropouts, unemployed youth of rural india, tribal communities and women with the objective of providing them with a chance to lead self sustained and economically independent lives.
The objective of the program is to help secure jobs in the new economy and build better career paths. The partnership between Don Bosco Tech Society and Axis Bank Foundation completed 5 years. In these years Don Bosco Tech is able to impart skill training to more than 50,000 youngsters and provide employment opportunities in the way that they can attain a sustainable livelihood. Now our partnership reaches to next level with the new project which sanctioned to Don Bosco Tech to empower 4600 youth in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh,West Bengal and Rajasthan.
The launching program of second phase of the project was organized at Don Bosco Self Employment Research Institute on April 16,2018. Mr.Purnendu Basu (Hon’ble Minister of Technical Education,Govt Of W.B) was invited as the Chief Guest, Mr.Lal Singh(Ex VP,Axis Bank) was the guest of Honour for the launching program.Other dignitaries who attended the program included Mr.Bikram Das (State Engagement Officer,National Skill Development Corporation,WB),Fr.Nirmal Vincent Gomes,SDB (Provoncial,Kolkata-Province) and Fr.George Mathew,SDB(Asst Director,Don Bosco Tech).
“This second phase of skill training program supported by Axis Bank Foundation helps us to achieve our goal 2022 by equipping 2 million needy youth in developing market driven skills in mechanical and service sectors that will prepare the youngsters for a gainful employment leading to a sustainable livelihood. This partnership certainly will be a new model in furteranceof India’s skillscapeto raise skill levels in creating a new generation of workforce,says Fr.George Mathew(Asst Director,Don Bosco Tech)