The traditional system of education in India places a high premium of formal qualifications as a prerequisite to get an entry-level job. However, not all the students can make it to their first jobs this way. There are many youth and more so from rural India, who are less talented, not so privileged, lack confidence or will power or simply can’t afford to complete their formal education. When they lag behind by failing in the examinations or just by dropping out, they are left to fend for themselves.

WE BELIEVE in Creating new opportunities for drop-out youth by imparting the right skills and to create a skilled resource pool, mainly for the services industry.

Employability Enhancement


proskill for the drop-outs

Sleepwell Foundation has partnered with Bosch Foundation & CII to establish Employability Skill Development Centre for 'The BRIDGE Programme,' at SDC Campus, Khurja to skill the rural youth, especially the under privileged and school drop-outs to gain meaningful employment in life.

We have provided the infrastructure to run the BRIDGE programme in our SDC Khurja Campus, with well equipped classroom and lab and an atmosphere conducive of learning.

BRIDGE (Bosch’s Response to India’s Development and Growth through Employability Enhancement)

BRIDGE is a pioneering Bosch CSR program that helps fulfilling the growing need for skilled manpower across sectors in India.

This 3-month short-term program has been designed and developed by Bosch with focus on employability and life skills and delivered by Bosch through BRIDGE Centers across India.

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
  • Telecommunications
  • Hospitality
  • 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.

Bosch has developed a short-term, job-oriented vocational training program BRIDGE, which specifically focuses on school dropouts, ensuring their job readiness

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.