As a Hair Cutting Project, the Vocational and Skill Development Training Academy was established in 2034 B.S. with an aim to solve the unemployment problem of the country to alleviating poverty through skill development programme producing skilled manpower in the country.
1) Regular & Upgrading (6/3 months and 1.5 months) Training
Vocational and Skill Development Training Academy and its subordinate centers are conducting 6/3 months regular training from a long time back. This training includes: General Mechanics, Electrical Wiring, Plumbing, Hair Dressing, Tailoring, Electronic Goods Repairing, Motor Cycle Repairing, Auto-mechanics, Computer, Welding, Bamboo and Cane, Pump-set Mechanics, Electrical Wiring Upgrading (1.5 months), Plumbing Upgrading (1.5 months), Hair Dressing Upgrading (1.5 months) Trainings etc.
2) Residential Women Skill Development Training
This programme is in operation since fiscal year 2040/41. It was initially set up to provide vocational training to the women rescued from centers of immoral activities. However, presently, provisions have been made for training women from economically backward communities and regions including dalit, scheduled or low caste, indigenous and ethnic people, conflict affected, rehabilitee, injured in people’s movement. Training was provided on literacy, sanitation, population education, sewing, knitting and kitchen gardening. Programme is of six months duration and hostel facility is also provided to the trainees. In closing ceremony, certificate along with a sewing machine was handed over to each trainee. Now, this programme is running at Hetauda & Butwal Centers only.
3) Special Skill Development Training for Overseas and Youth Self-Employment Training Programmes:
Special Skill Development Training for Overseas and Youth Self-employment is conducted giving preference to the target group like dalit, scheduled or low caste, indigenous and ethnic people, conflict affected, rehabilitee, injured in people’s movement. This training includes following subjects : Cook, Waiter, Small Hotel Management, Salesman, Care Givers, Security Guard, Steel Fixture, Shuttering Carpenter, Scaffolding, Plumbing, Brick-laying Mason, House painting, Office secretary, Lady Security Guard, Housekeeping, Nursery Management and gardening, Mushroom production, Vegetable farming worker and Wood Carving.
4) 1 Week Entrepreneurship Development Training
One week Entrepreneurship Development Training for people who have already taken skill and vocational development training and seek of self employment (own business).
5) Curriculum Development
Center’s another important responsibility is to develop curriculum for training programmes. We are developing new curriculum, revising old curriculum for regular and upgrading training programmes.