ANEW is committed to the promotion and training of non-traditional employment for young girls and women. Our goal is to go beyond the training, bridging the gap between skilling and employment through our placement cell. Each of our courses is in direct response to the market’s needs and ANEW’s placement team communicates regularly with our partner institutions to receive feedback on our trainees and the content of our courses. In an effort to improve employability, all trainees are also trained in basic soft skills and English language. When they leave our classrooms, they not only have the skills but also the confidence to stand on their own feet and make their mark at the workplace.
What began with ten students in a garage as our first course has grown to over 3000 women. The course requires only a middle school education and includes theoretical as well as practical components. After three months of training by a qualified trainer, students work at one of our partner institutions for the next three months. At the end of the training, the women work either in individual homes or hospitals. Refresher courses on subjects like physiotherapy, palliative care and cancer awareness are regularly offered to update them on the latest standards of healthcare. ANEW’s nurses are known for their high-quality training and empathetic care.
Basic IT Skills
Young women in the age group of 18 – 35 from a socially under-privileged background who have completed high school education or are graduates/final year college students are eligible to train in computer skills at ANEW. The course teaches the students to be comfortable with MS Office as well as the internet. The course content is certified by NIIT Foundation and has a ‘buddy program,’ where industry professionals mentor students on the nuances of professional environments. Once they complete the course, internships are facilitated at one of ANEW's partner organisations. Trainees have gone on to be placed in organisations including TCS, Wipro, and RR Donnelley as well as other smaller BPO companies.
Advanced IT Skills
The Advanced IT courses are specialised courses lasting between three and four months for those interested in improving employability. The e-publishing course was inaugurated in 2017 and prepares trainees for the publishing industry, spanning requirements for e-books, digital magazines and digital catalogues. For those with a background in commerce/mathematics and an interest in accounts, the Tally course covers basic accounting skills, Tally ERP 9, bookkeeping and bank reconciliation.
The driving vertical began in 2003 with autorickshaws and in three years, grew to include cars as well. The only pre-requisites are a middle school education and enthusiasm to take the wheel. The training is undertaken in partnership with licensed driving schools, with ANEW funding the journey to getting a licence. Following the licence, ANEW’s car and trainer ensure that they get the on-road experience needed to gain confidence. We also collaborate with other organisations to ensure trainees are comfortable with a range of vehicles. The course has helped the girls find jobs as chauffeurs, valets, and cab drivers.
Special Summer Programs
As an offering for students on the verge of starting their college classes, ANEW conducts a summer camp style pre-college course covering the basics of computer awareness, spoken English, life skills, personality development, self analysis, and career guidance to ensure that girls are best positioned to make informed choices towards their future. Using many games and activities to make it engaging and interactive, the course leaves the students excited and ready for the next stage in their lives. In case there are girls who cannot afford college, ANEW enrolls them in the other course offerings to ensure that they are employable in a few months.