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Course on job skills for disabled

Kolkata: People with disabilities (PwDs) will now have no dearth of jobs as three-month certificate course affiliated to National Skill Development Corporation will prepare them to crack any interview with confidence.

The course is offered by the Sarthak Educational Trust across 18 centres in India.

"Our aim is to provide vocational skills to the differently-abled people, enabling to have successful employment opportunities," Dr Jitender Aggrawal, founder and CEO of SET and a dentist, who lost his vision in his early 30s due to macular degeneration (an eye disease that causes vision loss), told Millennium Post.

The dentist reiterated that the idea to establish training for centres for especially-abled after he lost vision. He had two clinics in Delhi and one of it was converted into PwD training centre. SET training programme comprises Remedial Classes, Special Education, Pre Vocational Skills, Basic Skill Building, Sector Specific Training and Pre-Employment Module. It prepares trainees for employment opportunities in Retail, IT, Hospitality, Banking, E-Commerce, Health care and manufacturing sectors.

"Census data shows that unemployment among PwDs is over 63 % and every second person among them is illiterate. We can't afford to continue to ignore this vital segment of society as its empowerment cannot only make them self- reliant but will also tremendously contribute to India's sagging GDP," added Aggrawal.

Established in 2008, the SET has trained and placed more than 15000 candidates.

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