Vocational Training for 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 Centers (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.

Cognizant Foundation has supported WORTH Trust for the purchase of a Computerized Numeric Control (CNC) Tutor machine, to provide training in CNC technology to differently abled students in Turner and Machinist trades in all their three Technical Training Centers. Knowledge of CNC machine operation is imperative for students to get competitive jobs as most companies have moved on from conventional machines to modern CNC machines. Every year 100 differently abled youth will be provided with CNC machine training through the Tutor machine.

" On behalf of the students of WORTH Technical Training Centre I would like to express our appreciation for the generous gift of a CNC Tutor machine. This has given us the confidence that we can, not only work hands-on with the old conventional machines required for our course, but also the latest technology which is a must for better employment opportunities. I am confident that all my batch mates and those in the future will gain a lot from this machine."
Mr. K. Ravichandiran, 2nd Year Student, Turner trade, (Speech & Hearing impaired), WORTH Technical Training Centre, Katpadi
" We cannot thank Cognizant Foundation enough for the generous support through which we have been able to upgrade the knowledge and skills of our differently-abled students at the Technical Training Centre. With this new technology addition our students are more confident of facing the outside job market and becoming self-reliant in reputed manufacturing industries."
Mr. S. Jaishankar, Principal, WORTH Technical Training Centre, Katpadi