OP Jindal Community College: Skilling India for Work

OP Jindal Community College: Skilling India for Work

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Today:- Oct – Established in 2007 as OP Jindal Institute of Technology and Skills, OPJCC today comprises five community colleges located in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Odisha. Designed to promote social, economic, and educational mobility, the college conducts a number of skill programmes that empowers thousands of people every year. The training ranges from short-term programmes to others that aim to address job and, skill gaps. It also offers one-to-two-year ITI certificate programmes. As many as 9000 people, most of them from disadvantaged communities, passed out of OPJCC’s programmes in 2014 alone.
The college enrols students from all across the country. Already it has students from 10 states, including Arunachal Pradesh. While the college’s satellite centers in villages and districts expand its reach, its alumni, placed in jobs across India and overseas, extends its impact. Yet much more remains to be done.
OPJCC represents a bold CSR investment in human development and a genuine commitment to India,s future. Each college has qualified instructors and well-established infrastructure for offering quality training in technical and vocational skills. Special programmes focused on rural women advance inclusive growth and gender equality especially in the construction space. Student counseling, job placement assistance, soft skills training, job migration training, and after-care support make the transition from learning to earning seamless for OPJCC students.
In partnership with communities, industry, and government, OP JCC’s aims to:
 Prepare job-ready learners in market-demand sectors like construction, mechanical service, an healthcare through a variety of government recognized certificate courses ranging from four to 24 months.
 Provide supervised on-job-training that connects vocational and soft skills education to real work experiences
 Offer on-site skills gap training to contract workers, labourers, and land sellers through government sanctioned Recognition of Prior Learning, a global best practice to assess and document skills through certification. The objective is to move millions of people working in disorganized sectors including construction workers u the socio-economic ladder.
 Cater to the needs of industry through customized training of land sellers and sponsored candidates
 Facilitate training of trainers, skills assessors, and vocational teachers
 Promote gender equity and inclusive development.

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