Vocational Training Unit
The Vocational Training Unit is a joint undertaking of V-Excel Educational Trust and Esvi Sarada Foundation. Incepted in 2006, the VTU has today made a mark as one of the reputed Centres of its kind in the City. Presently, it has on its rolls 19 differently-abled young adults between ages 16 to 22 who are trained by seven staff and six volunteers. The goal of this unit is to lead these young adults to the threshold of dignified living.
The programs at the VTU include a variety of activities which are aimed to help improve gross - and fine-motor abilities and, in the course, to enhance an understanding of life skills. The students are then steered towards specific training in two areas based on their aptitude and capabilities. These vocational skill areas presently include computers, screen printing, front-office training, papercup and paperbag making, tailoring, baking, cooking, photocopying, and craft work.
We also have a small outlet "Samarth", where the products of the training programme are exhibited and available for sale. This also provides our students with hands-on training in salesmanship and money-handling. Practical exposure to daily life situations, and varied environments makes them more confident and capable. Interaction and exposure to resource persons from various civic agencies like the St. John’s Ambulance, the Fire Service Department, and the Traffic Police Department brings an insight into the mechanisms of society.