Rehabilitation and training for the differently abled 

Workshop for the Rehabilitation and Training of the Handicapped (WORTH Trust) has as its mission the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities through systematic vocational training and employs these persons to turn out quality industrial components.

WORTH Trust runs three Technical Training Centres (TTC) – in Katpadi, Trichy and Pondicherry. The TTCs provide training to the differently abled students (speech & hearing impaired and physically challenged) in Turner, Machinist, Electronic Mechanic and Welder trades and prepares them for the National Council for Vocational Trades (NCVT), Government of India examination. It is a formal two year residential programme. Upon completion of the course the students are placed either in the various units of WORTH Trust or in other reputed industries.

The WORTH production centres – WORTH Braillers, WORTH Plastics, WORTH Industries – themselves employ most of the trainees. The earnings from the production centres fund the entire cost of its Technical training, School for speech and hearing impaired children and outreach activities.

CF has supported for the purchase of a Computerized Numeric Control (CNC) Tutor machine, to provide training in CNC technology to differently abled (Speech & Hearing Impaired and Physically Challenged) students in the Turner and Machinist trades from Katpadi, Trichy and Pondicherry Technical Training Centres. Knowledge of CNC operation is imperative for students to get competent jobs as most companies have moved on from conventional machines to modern CNC machines.