For over 25 years, SKIP has run a Scholarship Program for the poorest of trainees who cannot afford to pay the skills training course fee. The program is only for trainees in member institutions. The scholarship program has been initially supported by Diakonisches Werk (DK), Germany. Since the past 2 years, SKIP is supporting the program from its own revenues.
Support Services for Employment and Self-Employment (SSES)
SKIP member institutions generally students to such a level that they should be employable. Many of them train the students to NCVT level. The employers have found a gap in skill sets from output to requirement.
To improve the effectiveness and efficiency of SKIP member institutions in serving their constituency, SKIP has prioritized some critical areas for capacity- building for its member institutions such as
Networking & Lobbying
SKIP fosters alliances with other National and International NGOs involved in vocational training and livelihood development
Apart from imparting skills training in formal and non-formal/ functional mode, SKIP has expanded by introducing and propagating new programmes to impart trainings in subsistence and appropriate technologies in various sectors. Semi-literate and illiterate women from the villages and city's disadvantaged neighborhoods are the centre of all new interventions in introducing new technologies such as
Research & Documentation
Research and documentation of current trends, opportunities, needs in vocational education and livelihood development are done at SKIP by the research-development team.