College Connect


College Connect: This program trains educated youth with disabilities enrolled in Colleges, Universities and support them with Jobs. It also upskills underemployed youth for better job placements. Based on job-demand, youth have mainly Locomotor disability, Speech and Hearing Impairment, and Low vision or Visual Impairment. Other disabilities, in smaller numbers, are neurodiversity, sickle disease, acid victims, etc. The youth are trained in IT and banking and financial sector.  Cross cutting  across both Academies is the Finishing School . Simultaneously, vacancies with job profiles are mapped in companies, and placements are facilitated, both at youth and company end.

Companies collaborate with Y4J  to do the Train-Hire model for internships/apprenticeships/jobs

Training Programs

All the training programs are free of cost

  • Y4J offers a dedicated IT training program for youth with disabilities. The training includes web development, coding, SQL and microservices resulting in full-stack development. Capgemini tech team provides both technical and soft skills support to the trainers and the candidates. 
  • Y4J envisions training youth and securing jobs for them. At the end of the training, every successful participant will be awarded a certificate of completion by Capgemini and Youth4Jobs jointly. 
  • This training is meant for computer science candidates and others  interested in coding and software development.
  • Y4J offers yet another dedicated finance and accounting training program for youth with disabilities. This is aimed at securing finance and accounting roles in the ITES and BFSI sectors. For this purpose, it takes volunteer support from various private multinational banks such as HSBC, JP Morgan & Barclays. The training includes accounts payable, receivables, general ledger posting, BFSI principles, and soft skills.
  • Y4J envisions training  youth and securing jobs for them in the finance domain. Candidates from commerce and finance will benefit from this initiative. The participants will receive a course completion certificate on successful completion of the training. 
  • This is meant for commerce, finance, and economic candidates aspiring to finance or financial-related corporate jobs. 
  • Y4J offers training on Business English Communication, Soft Skills, Quantitative and Reasoning Skills training that improves the employability chances of the candidates with disabilities in the private sector companies.  These courses are offered alongside IT and Banking Academy so that the candidates have well-rounded skills as they complete their domain training such as banking or programming. The candidates will be given course completion certificates on successful completion.
  • The training is aimed at improving their mathematics, reasoning, digital, report writing, presentation, email writing, letter writing, and business etiquette skills. It also focuses on improving their workplace vocabulary.  The duration of this course is 40 hours and is spread over 40 days.
  • Youth4Jobs Foundation mainstreams youth with disabilities in higher education and employment. It is an opportunity for both students with disabilities and educators to enjoy the positives of disability inclusion at the educational institution.
  • The Smart Inclusion Center provides students with access to digital content, training, industry interaction, and placement support. 
  • The educators receive training on educating persons with disabilities, sign language, use of assistive tools, and technology that aids the teaching and learning processes at the institution. 
  • Academic institutions are required to reserve 5% of the seats for students with disabilities, nevertheless, enough students don't take admission. Smart inclusion centers help attract more students to take admission in higher education institutions thus leading to a direct increase in the number of students admitted.
  • Another key activity of a Smart Inclusion center is to sensitize employers about disability inclusion. Therefore, these centers are also responsible for identifying disability-friendly organizations that are ready to provide opportunities to graduates with disabilities. This approach also helps in maintaining the relationships with employers for internship and job opportunities for youths with disabilities.

Services we offer for FREE

Faculty Development programs for building disability confidence

Seminars on Disability Inclusion in Higher education

Showcasing Assistive tech to campuses

Bringing companies for campus placements


College Connect


As WISE, our placement linked program for less educated youth with disabilities scaled pan-India, we had requests from companies for educated youth with disabilities. Our pilot showed even educated youth with disabilities are unemployed/underemployed since companies do not understand disability. This resulted in Y4J designing College Connect.

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