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College Connect

College Connect

Youth4Jobs partners with educational institutions to assess, skill & place educated youth with disabilities in jobs. Simultaneously, our team works to create an inclusive eco-sphere to support disabled in enrollment into higher education.

College Connect program is an ambitious program which assesses and skills educated youths with disability. We partner with colleges to provide employability training and connect them with leading companies in the market for their jobs. In a pioneering manner, a Y4J team is positioned in the college/University to understand their needs and help build an inclusive eco-sphere. The team provide information and resources to colleges and employers to understand disability and the competencies the disabled bring to labour markets. Started in 2017, the program links colleges to employers in Youth4Jobs’ network, ensuring employment for graduates with disability and simultaneously improved placements for colleges.

Impact: 2 years
• 4 Universities
• 14 Colleges
• 5 states – AP, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana
• 750 Trained
• 493 linked to jobs/interns

Rationale of the Program
The program was started for two reasons:
i. Multinationals which work with Youth4Jobs for the corporate services needed youth with better English and higher education
ii. Pilots done by Youth4Jobs indicated even educated youth with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed and require market -linked skilling

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1. On Campus Program (CC1) In this program, Students are trained with 300 hours module focussing on Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English, Computer Literacy, Life skills and Interviewing Skills.Internship programme is integral part of this curriculum.
2.Off campus Program (CC2) are aggregate batches where the training is conducted for alumni and other educated youths mobilised directly from communities through our Outreach programme. Special batches are also organised based on the market demand. They go through a 40 days intensive training program on Numerical Literacy, English Communication, Computer Literacy, Interview skills and Life Skills. Regular assessments are conducted to scan their levelling in their skill set.
3. Smart Inclusion centres: This is a concept developed by Y4J. The SICs will showcase technology and assistive aids to educators and companies; help colleges and universities in enrolment of youth with disabilities and conduct events for creating a platform for educators, employers and youth to collaborate.
Students are mapped with leading companies from BPO, Banking, IT/ITES, Retail, Hospitality and Manufacturing sector

Eligiblity
• Youth with different disability like Speech and Hearing Impaired, Orthopedic Disabled and Low Vision enrol.
• Graduates, engineers, post graduates

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Year Established :
2017 (launched at Divyang Udyogothsavam)
Places Active :
11 Cities
Contact: :
rameshd@youth4jobs.org

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