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Don Bosco Tech wins Skill Achiever Award for ‘Best NGO - Skill Development (Gold), 2016-17’

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On August 9, 2017, ASSOCHAM organized a Summit-cum-Award on ‘Skilling India: from Skill to Prosperity’ at Hotel Lalit in New Delhi. Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy (Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India) was invited to felicitate the best performing organizations in skill development. The Skill Achiever Awards honored and recognized organizations from private Sector, PSUs, NGOs, government departments, etc. who have demonstrated their commitment to the advancement of skills by implementing skills development and training programs that are relevant and result oriented across India.

Don Bosco Tech is one of the leading implementing agency empowering youth through skill training with its presence across 28 states of India. AASOCHAM awarded Don Bosco Tech the Skill Achiever Award for the ‘Best NGO – Skill Development (Gold), 2016-17’. The award and certificate were received by Fr. A. M. Joseph, SDB (Executive Director, Don Bosco Tech) from Hon’ble Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy.

Don Bosco Tech provides quality vocational training, which is employment-linked, market-driven courses to the economically and socially marginalized youth. A network of 400+ skill training centres, Don Bosco Tech is arguably the largest spread across 28 states of India and addresses this endemic problem with a market based approach that is sensitive to the socio-economic needs of youth in the 18-35 years age group. 

Don Bosco Tech empowers youth who are constrained by low income levels, inadequate skills, irregular employment, absence of opportunities for training and development, family indebtedness and little bargaining power at the economic or social level. These youngsters have no access to information on jobs, opportunities, trends and means of improving their situation. These conditions adversely undermine their status as workers, compromise their relations with their employers, and lead to emotionally crippling income insecurity. As the aspirations of these disadvantaged youth are determined by their living / work environment, Don Bosco Tech has created a platform that enables them to develop their inherent capabilities, imbibe new learning and use them to their benefit at the workplace.

Don Bosco Tech engaged in short-term skill training program 'Bosco Academy for Skills & Employment (BASE)' since March 2010. In this seven years’ journey, Don Bosco Tech able to reach out 3,65,345 youth in 28 states and 3 union territories. As a placement linked skill training program, Don Bosco Tech offered jobs to everyone who enrolled the skill training program. Out of them, 1,91,088 joined the workforce and retained for minimum three months.  To achieve this target, Don Bosco implemented 108 projects in partnership with 48 funding agencies. From this sanctioned project, Don Bosco completed 51 projects. At present 10,679 youth are under training in 257 skill training skill training centres across India.

We are surely happy with this award, which a sign of recognition and acknowledgement to the commitment of all the staff of Don Bosco Tech. We appreciate the effort and support provided by the center, state and provincial teams to make Don Bosco Tech, the best NGO in Skill Development sector. 

See also  http://dbtech.in ,  http://directory.dbtech.in,  http://app.dbtech.in for further information on Don Bosco Tech, especially its pan India presence and its mobile app.