SKIP is a unique organization and its members cater to some of the most disadvantaged segments of society. The holistic development of these persons has been the priority in all the training interventions undertaken by SKIPs member institutions.
For the past 10 years, apart from imparting skills training in formal and non-formal/ functional mode, SKIP has expanded by introducing new programmes to impart training in subsistence and appropriate technology sectors. Among the groups targeted, semi-literate and illiterate women from the villages and citys disadvantaged neighbourhoods have been at the centre of all new interventions.
Income oriented technical training in trades such as automobile repairs, steel fabrication, carpentry, electrician, radio/TV technician, diesel pump repair, sericulture etc. is provided at various centres across the country for underprivileged youth and school drop-outs.
Skills Training is imparted in the subsistence sector leading to the production of goods and services to meet the basic necessities of livelihood. Programmes are conducted in skills such as food processing, fish farming, vermi-compost making, animal husbandry, herbal gardening and in other income generating activities.
Member institutions across the country have limited resources to deal with the many issues of training and employment. Many of them network with one another and are striking new partnerships with NGOs who share the vision and mission of SKIP. The outcome of these partnerships has been encouraging in effectively responding to the changing needs of the primary stakeholders. Several projects related to skills training and income-generating activities have been implemented by SKIP member institutions and other voluntary organizations who collaborate with SKIP.
Enabling young people who graduate from the member institutions to find suitable and gainful employment is another one of SKIPs concerns. Collaborations with local business and industry are initiated and encouraged to deal with this concern.