Career Guidance & Placement

CAREER GUIDANCE & PLACEMENT

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Program Goal

“To Enable, Employ & Empower youth with disability to become self-sufficient through vocational and employment opportunities to reduce unemployment among the young people with disabilities.”

Objectives:

  • To build aspiration, selection of appropriate course, to build self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • To fill the specific soft skill gaps to secure employment
  • To provide quality and employer need base training lead to good job
  • To ensure career growth by retaining in the existing job.

CGP Activities

  • Identification & Assessment - CGP identifies working age PWDs in rural and urban groups through public records, community Program, career guidance workshops and through collaboration with other developmental organizations, educational institutions and government agencies. Using a rigorous process of assessment, follow up, sensitization and awareness building and youth are guided through academic or vocational training paths within APD or at other mainstream institutes. Prepare the PWDs & Parents through Preparatory workshops. Conduct Career Guidance Camps at Districts headquarters and APD main campus.
  • Training and Development: Over the years, APD has built up an impactful set of training programs that include industrial and technology training, horticulture, soft skills and communication and Employment led training. The Program are structured to bridge the skill and communication gap, build confidence, impart job aligned skills and develop employability
  • Scholarships: APD invites applications from PWDs for financial support and where appropriate, provides assistance for technical or higher education and skill trainings through scholarship schemes.
  • Medical Intervention: Students undergo health assessments upon enrolment. Based on the guidance of professional counsellors, APD trainers ensure that students receive necessary medical or therapeutic support, orthotic or hearing aids or are referred for surgery. Medical intervention for disabled students is an integral part of the overall development program.
  • Community Program: APD workers energize communities to provide support systems for persons with disabilities. APD conducts awareness camps to identify and assess disabled youth, provides guidance on career options and government rehabilitation schemes, sensitizes community stakeholders including parents, NGOs, Anganwadi workers, health officials and government bodies. By collaborating with local businesses and administration, APD works at the top end as well, encouraging employment of PWDs and provision of enabling infrastructure.
  • Placement support: APD’s Career Guidance and Placement cell works with over 120 prospective employers across Karnataka to nurture and expand employment opportunities for PWDs. Placement is promoted through community job fairs, employer orientation, industrial orientation, field visits and pre-employment training.
  • Push for Self Employment: APD works with the District Industry and Commerce Department of the Government of Karnataka and the Directorate of Disability Welfare to promote self-employment opportunities for the disabled. People with disabilities unable to take on mainstream employment, or wishing to expand their current operations or those with entrepreneurial aspirations are given guidance on possible options, prevalent government schemes, subsidies and entitlement processes.
  • Networking and Capacity Building: Eventually the community has to take on the responsibility of understanding and enabling local disabled youth and sustaining critical support systems. CGP works with Village and Multiple Rehabilitation Workers (VRW/MRW), Anganwadi teachers, NGO staff, potential employers, parents and community groups and government officials, running training and awareness Program and encouraging them to play an active role in the transformation process.
Supported Job Placement from 2009 to 2013 both in Wage & Self-employment Sectors
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Total
2009 to 20107910849231612700277832
           
2010 to 20111978664877517153859638
2011 to 2012152594911433301236458
2012 to 201399533335431061633328
Total5273061954672125721664052256

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