How the BRIDGE works
Bosch reaches out to school dropout youth from underprivileged backgrounds who are between the ages of 18 and 25, and not in education, employment or training (also known as youth in the NEET category).
The objective of this job-oriented program is to utilise Bosch’s already established skills development competence to deliver a unique vocational training model for making underprivileged children employable, thereby providing a pool of high quality skilled manpower, mainly to the services industry.
The BRIDGE Modules
BRIDGE students receive job skills training in all the key elements needed to find gainful employment in the organised or semi-organised sector. In other words, the program prevents the youth from ending up in the unorganised sector where the opportunity to build a career is vastly limited due to lack of proper skills training. The program prepares students to find the first job in their life and includes industry demand-driven modules:
- Soft Skills (For 5 Weeks)
- Industry-specific and Job skills (For 2 Weeks)
- Social Skills (For 1 Week)
- On-the-Job Training (For 4 Weeks)
Everyday, students get one hour coaching on Spoken English, Basic Computers (with hands-on experience) and Value Education.
BRIDGE students Placement
After completion of the BRIDGE program, Bosch provides 100% job placement assistance to the candidates in finding job in semi-organized or organized sectors. They are guided by the BRIDGE Trainers and Coordinators at their Center location, who are supported by a full-time central Placement Officer. BRIDGE candidates have been employed in the sectors.
- Automotive Dealerships
- Retail Outlets
The typical job roles BRIDGE candidates have received include.
- Customer Service Assistant
- Sales Assistant
- Warehouse Assistant
- Spare Parts Assistant
- Retail Assistant
Sleepwell Foundation has partnered with Bosch Foundation & CII to establish Employability Skill Development Centre for 'The BRIDGE Programme.’ The 1st batch of 20 underprivileged dropout students is being trained at Khurja under this three months' programme.
The programme makes these “underprivileged” school dropout youth employable and brings them into the mainstream of the society, thereby creating a pool of highly skilled manpower for the industry.
It also inculcates industry-specific knowledge and job-relevant skills with special emphasis on life skills, soft skills and hands-on work experience and enables 100% Job Placement for each BRIDGE candidate.
Sleepwell Foundation is proud to partner with Bosch & thanks CII for facilitating the programme.