Center for Vocational Traning


The prevocational unit and the vocational units provide a bridge for the easy transition of persons with special needs from school to work, keeping in mind the aptitude and physical and mental ability of each individual. The centre comprises of


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Prevocational unit
where students learn functional language and mathematical skills needed for following any vocation in the open market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kitchen Unit
Where a group of students learn, through hands on work as per his/ her ability. Training is given in all kitchen related activities e.g. peeling, rolling, frying, identifying lentils, cutting vegetables, making preserves, making sherbets etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stitching Unit
Each trainee is individually supervised to first learn the basic stitching skills and knowledge of different types of machines like a simple machine, a fashion maker machine , a computerized machine, inter locking machine etc leading on to embroidery patch work, quilting, pattern making etc.


 

 

 

 

 

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Art & Craft Unit
consists of painting with different mediums and paper craft. This medium helps students to pour out their inner most thoughts, resulting in the production of unusual and beautiful art pieces – Paper craft lends itself to the production of every day useful material through unique ways. Block printed wrapping paper, cards, paper stationary, decorative paper weights, colourful paper hangings, office table accessories are all expressions of the student’s imagination.

 

 

 

 

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Skill based training unit
The students are exposed to learning operation of different machines like photocopying, lamination, spiral binding, popcorn making, knitting, tea coffee making, enabling them to be prepared for different kinds of jobs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On job training programme
The programme focuses in training job related skills to persons with disability who have learned technical skills in the vocational training center at Disha. The candidates for the training are placed in different departments of the center under the supervision of the staff, like at the reception, library, classrooms, therapy departments etc.
These placements are initially planned for one year with a half yearly review. The trainee is exposed to learn skills and behaviorally adapt to work related responsibilities. In the last reporting year four of trainees completed their training one trainee was offered a job in Clarks Amer ,and three in Neerja International. The combined efforts of the Team Disha, parents and the employers have paved way for these individuals to be a productive part of the society.