Gram Tarang

Gram Tarang Employability Training Services Pvt. Ltd. is a social entrepreneurial initiative in skill training working in largely underdeveloped regions of the country and is committed towards providing young people with high quality vocational education & skill training, relevant & recognized certifications resulting in meaningful employment & successful careers in the organized sector.

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Ashok Leyland Service Technician

The first industry partner of Gram Tarang, this association goes back 4 years where Gram Tarang partnered with Ashok Leyland to offer a rigorous 4 month residential program for fresh ITI recruits to be deployed as service technicians across AL dealerships in India. The Bhubaneswar center also functions as the Zonal training center for skill up-gradation programs of existing mechanics from Dealerships across East & North East India.

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Sewing Machine Operator

A 3 month residential course providing employment assurance to youth with little no educational qualification in the garment export industry across Bangalore, Chennai & Tirupur. Typically made free of cost for the trainees through govt. schemes like Aajeevika, OSEMS, OSFDC etc., Gram Tarang trains & places over 2,000 operators per annum and employs them with companies like Shahi Exports, Raymond, Texport, Aquarelle etc.

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CNC Operator

A high demand course amongst ITI graduates and 12th pass youth, Gram Tarang prepares over 1,000 youth per year for the auto component industry where young technicians learn to work on CNC Lathe & Milling production machines and are deployed in the auto industry in Chennai (TVS), Pune (Yazaki, Motherson) & Noida (Graziano, Samsung). Gram Tarang also operates an HAL empaneled Mini Tool Room where it produces aero engine components for MIG & Sukhoi divisions.

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  •  15 million young people need initial vocational training in India every year whereas the existing private and public institutional capacity is only 3 million
  •  China has 5,00,000 vocational training schools as opposed to India which has only 11,000
  •  Industry needs 10 million individuals to be trained through non-formal/informal mode each year,especially across trades such as machinists, welders,electricians,plumbers,mechanics etc.
  •  Unskilled young people cannot generate income productively, and therefore suffer social and economic exclusion. In many areas, they are target recruits for    extremist groups.
  •  GTETS is a social entrepreneurship initiative in skill building for employability and skill development of youth ranging from school dropouts to engineering graduates across the Eastern states of India
  •  The idea was seeded in 2006 with an intervention in Parlakhemundi district headquarter of Gajapati, one of the most Naxal affected districts of Orissa with a machinist training program for school dropouts run in the partnership with the Tool Room, Ministry of MSME
  •  Since then, Gram Tarang has trained over 7,000 youth across various industry sectors with a placement record of 78% through strong partnerships with the industry
  •  The most notable government partnerships include the NSDC, where Gram Tarang was selected as their second ever partner to train 45,000 youth by 2020, as well as the Ministry of Rural Development, where Gram Tarang is implementing a special project under SGSY aiming to train 10,000 BPL youth by 2013
  •  Candidates are sourced and mobilized using contacts with governments, NGOs, self-help groups and industry, and also through promotion and advertisement. Pipelines of candidates are mobilized from villages and towns in all of our target regions
  •  Technical training, soft skills training and industry specific job training in trades chosen on the basis of aptitude and interest assessment
  •  Existing network of Centurion University to guarantee at least 75% placements
  •  Industry sponsorships, government training/employment schemes and education loans are available to help students to finance their training costs. Gram Tarang offers various schemes to help students “earn while they learn” and pay for their own training fees
  •  The core team behind Gram Tarang includes the cofounders and leaders of the Centurion University, Prof DN Rao and Prof Mukti Mishra.Centurion University began rolling out vocational training programs in Orissa in 2006, and together with Gram Tarang has successfully trained over 7,500 students since 2011
  •  The Centurion University/Gram Tarang group has over 25 years experience in the education and development sectors, and a vast network across NGOs, Gram Panchayats in the areas of intervention
  •   The members and directors are professors and distinguished alumni of IIM, XIMB, other top Indian universities, and Victoria University (Australia)
  •  Gram Tarang currently operates in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh in East India. It has a widefield network across villages and semi-urban centres in a hub and spoke model (a small number of mother centres with a number of satellite centres)
  •   Centurion University’s well-established college campuses serve as the mother centres. Gram Tarang has already set up another six satellite centres in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh (see www.cutm.ac.in)
  •  Future geographical coverage will cover the states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Assam and Meghalaya, all of which are facing problems of high dropout rates in schools and colleges, resulting in a large number of unskilled human resources