Interventions in the last five years :
SKIP's strength lies in its members, and so every intervention of SKIP is to strengthen its members. Some of the interventions in the last 5 years have been:
- Facilitating linkages between member institutions with NGOs, CBOs and other stakeholders.
- Promoting of institute - industry networking.
- Introduction of life coping skills in the curriculum of member institutes.
- Upgrading quality of training through curriculum development and teacher training.
- Creating infrastructure for improved training in member institutions.
- Replacement of basic tools and equipment for training.
- Scholarships to cover training, stipends, boarding and lodging expenses.
- Appropriate technology propagation for low cost housing, low cost water pumps, low cost transport, solar water heater, solar cookers, smokeless chulas (firewood stoves), improved weaving and vermi-compost.
- Income oriented technical skills for rural poor such as improved agriculture, rural carpentry, bare foot health worker, bare foot veterinarian etc.
- Livelihood skills for the rural poor.
- Training in managerial skills and capacity building for policy makers, managers and administrators of member institutions.
SKIP's current ongoing interventions :
- Assessing the training needs of member institutions,
- Conducting training programmes for institution staff and Principals / Directors, and build their capacities to:
a. Improve the quality of training
b. Identify innovative areas of training
c. Promote and develop Institute's own curriculum
d. Establish linkages with NGOs and develop micro enterprises
e. Establish linkage with industries and make the trainees employable
f. Encourage the regional activity plan
- Liaisoning with the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGE&T), New Delhi
- Providing support to donors in areas of evaluation and assessment of training projects.
- Enabling the members to learn through projects implementation.
SKIP members also conduct short term, need based training in employable skills both for urban and rural areas.
SKIP networks with NGOs, identifies livelihood opportunities, train and establishes micro enterprises.
These are in addition to regular training activities done for the youth in various trades as per the standards set by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) under the Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India.
Some of the SKIP members, who work with rural communities, create and nurture Self Help Groups, promote income generation activities and facilitate linkages with banks.
SKIP fosters alliances with large National and International level NGOs. A few of these NGOs who are Associate Members of SKIP are:
- Action for Food Production (AFPRO), New Delhi
- Holistic Child Development India, Pune
- Functional Vocational Training Forum, Bangalore
- Indienhilfe, Bangalore
- Intermission Industrial Development Association, Chennai.
- Community College for International Development - USA