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Information Technology Centres
About the Programme
The Udayan Care Information Technology Programme planted its roots in 2004, with the goal of bringing technology closer to underserved communities and using it as a tool to improve their opportunities of livelihood. Udayan Care introduces and elevates the levels of computer literacy among youth, helping them keep up with the newly digitised world. The programme provides the youth, children and women from economically weaker sections access to IT skills. It empowers them through digital literacy and job- oriented skill training, in courses, ranging from graphic design, accounting softwares, desktop Publishing, etc.
Udayan Care has empaneled with National Skill Development Corporation, NSDC in Jan’22 for 11 of its IT training centers. NSDC partnership will help Udayan Care IT center programme youth to provide specific skill training and help us to place youth in relevant entry level jobs to sustain their livelihood. It will also help us to make our centres hub of learning. Our partnership with NSDC is as a Non funding partner for training in five sectors (IT-ITes, Retail, Logistics, Telecom and BFSI). The partnership will enable us to enroll 5000 young adults in three years with 70% of placement of certified youth.
Today, We have 20 centers centres spread across 4 states. Our IT centres offer various certificates and diploma courses in basic as well as advanced computer applications, such as Community Technical Skills Program(CTSP), Diploma in Graphics and Print Design, Diploma in Information Technology (DIT), E-Accounting with Tally ERP.9, Desktop Publishing, Computer Concepts, Diploma of Computer Application(DCA) and Advance Diploma of Computer Application (ADCA).
Additionally, we also put emphasis on other aspects of holistic development such as soft skills training, English speaking skills, financial literacy, personality development and offer mentoring to make the beneficiaries well equipped for the professional world.
In 2020, the whole nation combated lockdown due to Coronavirus, all of us ensured to follow the rules of lockdown and give our full participation to help the government overcome this life-threatening situation. Adapting to the new normal we also tried to implement work from home as per the availability of resources and reach each employee of Udayan Care to give their optimum towards achieving organizational, as well as programme goals. The prompt actions taken by the organisation helped not only in fighting COVID 19 but ensured beneficiary & staff engagement with multiple activities for their enhancement. During this period, we connected with beneficiaries using digital format to provide them training in IT courses and English communication simultaneous, collaborated with CSRBox & IBM SkillsBuild to provide a self-learning platform to the youth for grooming their skills as per their areas of interest. IBM Skillsbuild became a boon for our participants at the IT centre with more than 7000 courses available, our 350 students explored IBM SkillsBuild platform where they had access to a lot of courses, to top it all, our 8 students got selected as “IBM Skills Build Champions”.
The programme’s core objective is to improve the lives of underserved youth and women by fostering digital literacy. The courses impart within our students essential computer knowledge, language and interpersonal skills that enable them to use technology to enhance their employability. The programme imparts IT skills to disadvantaged sections such as slums, resettlement colonies and other low-income neighbourhoods, with a strong focus on youth and women. Therefore, to ensure gender equality we make sure that about half of our enrolees are women!
Empowering Youth with Holistic growth
To empower the disadvantaged youth, women and children and impart them with holistic growth and development, we train them in honing their soft skills. Regular sessions aimed at personality development and leadership building coupled with co-curricular activities help promote peer bonding and foster team spirit. Our enrollees emerge as confident job seekers, enriched with the ability to make informed decisions.
We are convinced that exposing students to the skills and information aligned with their choice of career paths, enhances their confidence. Therefore, we continuously work to connect different resource persons from corporate to facilitate sessions and workshops. The programme also facilitates one on one interaction of the students with corporates and professionals, to ensure maximum industry exposure and career guidance.
Social Impact on Community
Enrolment at our IT centres brings change in the personal, financial and social status of the beneficiaries, coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. Enriched by the exposure of interactions with individuals from different walks of life and learning the desired skill sets, they evolve into confident and responsible members of modern urban society, help their family financially also contributed in national economy.
Our placement cell has been working actively to bridge the gap between demand and supply of the youth workforce. Equipped with career counselling, job readiness, training, and assistance to get placement in a relevant field with decent entry level salary. Our team built relations with 80 companies (BPO, KPO, MSME, Accounting firms, Publication House etc.) for providing desired job opportunities to our students which would help them sustain their livelihood and make them financially independent.
Since inception of the Udayan Care IT Programme, we have inculcated in our trainees the spirit of social responsibility; we followed a line which has been mentioned in Udayan Care's mission "the dignity of self-reliance and the desire to give back to society"
In 2018 we have initiated Alumni Network with objective to "Enable alumni to contribute their time, knowledge and personal networks for the upliftment of UC IT Programme"