Keywords: India, vocational training, higher education, consultancy
Youth4Jobs College Connect
|Name of Organisation||Youth4Jobs Foundation|
|Type of organisation||Foundation|
|Funding model||Fundraising, self-financing
Companies pay us a hiring fee for services like sensitization workshops, technical synchronisation etc. Additionally, the funding outcome is based on the number of jobs secured for graduate youth with disabilities.
Impact and growth
- 900 candidates with disabilities trained
- 550 candidates linked to jobs. Companies include Accenture, Wipro, Foxconn, Capgemini, SAP, HSBC etc.
- Launched online skills training as a COVID-19 response. 325 graduates have been certified to date
- 800 educators trained on accessible training tools and career opportunities for candidates with disabilities.
- 2 webinars held for 1300 educators Pan-India and Dubai and 2 job fairs held
- Currently we are present in 21 colleges and the program has grown by 200%: from 7 colleges in year 1 to, 21 colleges in year 2. We plan to scale to 100 colleges in 5 years.
Setting up smart inclusion centres in colleges/universities highlighting technology, accessibility and creating an ecosystem that fosters inclusive society and empowered people with disabilities.
The Y4J College Connect Program is designed for 3 E’s :
- Educational Institutions
- Educators of people with disabilities
We have published two white papers which influence public policy:
- Inclusion of persons with disabilities in higher education (with Deloitte)
- Inclusion of persons with disabilities in banking and financial industry. Both were launched by senior government officials and circulated widely to policy makers.
THEORY OF CHANGE
We asked projects to outline their impact model (also called Theory of Change) – their main target groups, the key activities they offer these target groups, and what impact they want to achieve:
|Educators||1. Faculty Development Program|
2. Technology Integration
|1. Improved teaching and learning process|
2. Improved understanding of disability
3. More candidates with disabilities are admitted to the program
|1. Candidates with disabilities registered for higher education|
2. Educators Trained
3. Educators Sensitized
|Employers||1. Sensitization Workshops|
2. Role Mapping
|Readiness to recruit people with disabilities||Candidates secured jobs|
|Candidates||1. Employability Skills Training|
|Job Readiness||Candidates Trained|