Youth forms one of the most vital groups of the society. But the real potential of this section remains dormant especially when the youth are deprived of education and skills. For mainstreaming the vulnerable youth in the mainstream of society, the organization has recently taken up the task of capacitating youth through skill development associating with the Central Government. Eligible youth have been identified from the villages and linked to the training centres of the organization to undertake skills building programs. These include:
• Advanced Welding GMAW
• Oxy-Fuel Gas Cutting
• Automotive course
After completing the courses, the trainees are also guided to find suitable employment or undertake self-employment. The task is aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the youth by enabling them to access skills and a sustainable income. The agencies like Central Government and Kudumba Shree etc. have been supporting the organization to empower the vulnerable youth.
DDU GKY project
DDU-GKY project is a flagship project of STARS to impart job oriented skill training for the marginalized youth. The project is supported by the Central Government and State Government. The project aims at offering training in automotive and advanced welding skills to the BPL youth. The goal of the project is to train 200 youth in these two skill domains and achieve 80% placement. The first 3 batch completed their training and the fourth group is in attendance.
Star Vocational Training Centre
Star vocational training centre is training cum production centre for MR students. They are trained in making file folders. Around 1500 file folders are made every month. These file folders are made available for sale in the local areas.