Project Number: 2012/08
Type of the Project : Vocational Training
Date of Commencement : 2015-07-24
Funded By: UN Women – India
Date of Completion:
The project aims to increase the access of female secondary school leavers in low income families to employment oriented ‘non-traditional’ skills that meet labour market demand. Specifically, 1,200 young women in the 16-25 age range from five disadvantaged locations (Ampara, puttlam, Colombo, Kilinochchi and Ratnapura districts), will be supported to obtain a National Vocational Qualification Level IV qualification from state vocational training institutions that also provide on the job training. In addition CENWOR will organise four complementary programmes that will provide women with generic skills that employers look for, such as initiative, self confidence, ability to work in a team, acceptance of responsibility and commitment, English language proficiency and basic IT skills. The project also will promote awareness of economic rights and normative gender equality among participants and the community. Information Resource Centres will be attached to the four VTA district centres to facilitate access to relevant information to VTA staff, trainees and the community.
The project will target two groups, namely (i) those who are not attending school and (ii) girls who have dropped out from senior secondary school.
The project aims to increase the access of female secondary school leavers in low income families to employment oriented ‘non-traditional’ skills that meet labour market demand.