“The skills training changed my life for the better and empowered me to take charge of my career and my life, and more importantly, enabled me to support my parents.”
I ventured out to work as both my parents were severely ill & incapable of working. I had to support my family by any means and so I started searching for a job. But the results were not positive as I didn’t have the sufficient qualification or skill. All I could find was daily-wage work which paid me poorly and could not help me to support my family much. The work conditions were also very challenging. This sad state of affairs changed when I got a chance meeting the mobiliser of the skills training program of Social Empowerment and Economic Development Society (SEEDS), New Delhi funded by Cognizant Foundation. I got to know the various placement-linked skills training offered in the Engineering trade. I enrolled into the ‘Machining and Quality Technician’ course offered in the skills training centre at Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu. I benefited significantly from the practical training with hands-on experience which helped me become job-ready. Once I completed the training, I was placed in Perfect Precision, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu with a starting salary of ₹ 1.18 lakhs per annum. The skills training has changed my life for the better and empowered me to take charge of my career and my life, and more importantly that enabled me to support my parents financially. I am indebted to Cognizant Foundation and SEEDS for changing my destiny beyond my wildest dreams and hopes.
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