A joint initiative of HCCBPL, NIIT Foundation and Gram Niyojan Kendra, Career Development Centre (CDC) is aimed at bringing job oriented vocational training program within the easy reach of the educated, unemployed and undertrained youth of the area. The course curriculum is designed to impart skills to enhance their employability potential. On successful completion of the training, these youth are provided with four interview opportunities for entry level jobs in the service industry or they can choose to start their own entrepreneurial ventures. The centre is equipped with modern training facilities where NIIT certified trainers impart training. The center became operational in January 2011 and offers job oriented training courses in Basic IT, Service Industry and soft skills. The training program involves both class room training as well as practical experience through industry visits, group activities and counseling.

In the first year alone, over 158 students were successfully placed in suitable jobs, after completing the training at CDC. Some of the prominent employers seeking our well trained students are – EasyDay, Big Bazaar, McDonalds and KFC.

A success story...

Akansha's dreams of being in the government services were cut short due to her family's financial constraints. She worked as a teacher in a private school with a meagre salary. Akansha joined CDC to prepare for a professional service job. After completing her training, she got a job at EasyDay, Ghaziabad. She now encourages educated girls of her village to come forward to join job oriented courses. In future Akansha plans to pursue an MBA. This is just one of the wonderful success stories from the center.