Financial support provided to the students to complete the education is often not enough to achieve their goals. These students who are from remote parts of the State are face a lot of challenges while adapting to the College environment. They come with a lot of excess baggage which is overbearing and restrict their chances of success.
Agaram understands this and hence these workshops are conceived and tailor-made from the feedback given by the students, their mentor observation and Industry expectation to equip the students with the necessary skills. Sessions on Personality Development, Value Education, Leadership, Management and Student Wellbeing are conducted through these workshops.
Agaram realises that student employability as a core to their success, hence has taken the responsibility of preparing the students for the world of work. Agaram Employability Program is designed to be forward looking and is backed by industry research, guided by experts from various walks of life and supported by a team of energetic volunteers. This innovative and ambitious program is designed to equip the student to well-adjust, perform and succeed in the competitive corporate world.
This program focuses on bridging the gaps in employability by fine tuning the skills of the student and maximising their chances to find suitable employment and aims to integrate academic knowledge, skills and attributes with the skills of personal and professional development, lifelong learning and career management to enable graduates to become employee of choice.
The training is multi-dimensional covering
- Basic Training – Communication Skills, Process Skills, Personality Development & Interview Skills
- Value Added Training – Vocational Training, Computer Skills, Certification Programs, Specialised Courses, Multiple Language Skills, Bank & Civil Services Training
- Industry Orientation – In-plant Training, Project Work, Internship Opportunities, Government Aides Standard Industrial Training, Chartered Accountancy. Special Certification Courses
- Corporate Partnership – Identifying students, grooming and training them and later absorbing them in the organisation
The goal of this program is to provide employment opportunity to every student supported by Agaram and bring significant socio economic change in the life of students and their community.
Agaram currently conducts all its trainings, workshops and events at different venues provided by our sponsors. We conduct these workshops and trainings for Agaram students only but in the future we would like to extend our operations to many more deserving youngsters who still remain beyond our reach. We would like to bring about a significant positive change in the socio-economic status of the rural society through education and skill development, train and groom the underprivileged and unskilled youth in Industry skills enabling them to choose the path to respect, dignity, success and a self-sustained livelihood.
With these future plans in mind, Agaram has initiated the construction of a Training Centre at Madhuranthagam, near Chennai. The architects from Tapasya Design Studio, Auroville have volunteered to provide their design expertise and are working closely with Agaram Alumni. On completion, this project will be managed and run by volunteers of Agaram and its Alumni. This facility will be used to conduct workshops, events and training for Agaram Students, additionally it will also be available to promote sustainable rural development initiatives like:
- Industry Skills training
- Self-Employment Training
- Training in hygiene, sanitation, health and nutrition
- Social entrepreneurship
- Corporate CSR training programs
- Teacher Training for rural schools
- Social awareness programs