Background: Harish is 24 years old with a speech and hearing impairment. He has completed basic education till Class 10. He comes from a rural district in North Karnataka and is one of three siblings.
APD intervention: Although Harish had passed Class 10, his language and other skills were not enough to be admitted to ITI. So, he was taken in for a foundation course. This helped him improve his English and Mathematics and he was also given training in basic sign language. Thereafter, he was admitted to Fitter ITI trade at APD. He gained confidence and showed more interest in becoming a Technician. He then joined Fitter and successfully completed the course. After the course he joined Advanced CNC training at a reputed company through APD.
Presently, he works at a reputable organization and is very happy that he can support his family.
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