Sri Aurobindo Institute of

Vocational Training

Youngsters (between 18 and 25 years) are encouraged to apply as vocational trainees. The Ashram supports those in need by providing them trainings and economic assistance through stipend, food and lodging. Trainees should be keen learners and willing to work hard. We prefer students from remote parts of India where the need for such intervention is high.

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Office Administrative and Customer Service Courses

A newly introduced course with an objective to empower these trainees for the modern-day work environments in industry-relevant skills training. This course is designed for careers like data entry operators, receptionists, office assistants, team members in retail or hospitality outlets, etc. The course not only equipped trainees will relevant skills but also helps in personality development through interactive and experiential life skills sessions.


Multi Skill Courses

For youth to equip themselves with multitasking abilities, trainees will be learning the basics of Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, and Welding. These classes not only help them acquire skills, but also enhance their focus, concentration, and ability to work in a team.

Herbal Department

Last few years there has been a lot of focus on growing various kinds of herbs in the Ashram. These herbs will also be dried in the drying machine and then packaged. The trainees will be trained in this area so that they can learn the varied nature of herbs, their uses, and their benefits for health.

The course gives young enthusiasts a great opportunity to delve deep into herbal knowledge by providing them with an ideal environment to do research on herbs.

Tailoring

From basic embroidery and basic stitching they learn to make simple salwar-suit, blouse, churidar, frocks, baba-suits and designer bags. They also learn to measure, cut and use different kinds of clothes. At the end of the training programe a small exhibition is organized where they display their products.

Cookery, Bakery and Food processing

Vocational trainees are taught baking wholesome bread, cakes and biscuits. They also learn to make salted snacks and pickle. During fruit season they learn to make jam, squashes and chutneys.

Health & Wellness

It is a one year, pre-nursing course where they learn to attend to patients, basic patient-care, visit hospitals They have regular classes on anatomy, physiology and general medicine. Since the Ashram follows an Integral Health approach, a basic introduction to homeopathy, ayurveda, physiotherapy, dental hygiene, eye-health, and community health are also given.

Teaching Skills

Understanding of the job role in primary school (class nursery to class one) as assistant help, general introduction to the job role, importance of assistant support with respect to the class room management and skills needed for class preparation and working with young children with prospects of assistant support to main stream teachers in managing foundation years of children

Understand basic aspects of skills and tools required for class room management:

  1. Basics of Carpentry: repair, putting up displays
  2. Art & Crafts: using waste material for display boards
  3. Knitting & Stitching: to weave props for story telling activities
  4. Minor games: for indoor and outdoor managing of children

DAILY ACTIVITIES

During the training period, candidates will be encouraged to participate in activities, such as Shramdaan, games, music, Meditation, Hindi, Spoken English, computer classes for the trainees are compulsory.

Shramdan – Dignity of Labour

Shramdan is given a lot of importance as it helps to promote a spirit of selfless cooperative team work and at the same time it creates awareness about the dignity of labour. A fixed time for Shramdan promotes regularity and discipline. Since the Ashram residents and the teacher trainees also participate in the Shramdan, it becomes more productive and meaningful. This is followed by a healthy breakfast when the whole Ashram community sits together and eats. After freshening up, they all go to their assigned departments. Here are a few of them:

Games / Physical Activities

We have an elaborate programme that includes different sports and several physical activities for youngsters. Sportsmanship, team spirit and co-ordination are promoted through games like basketball, football, volleyball, badminton etc. Facilities for all these activities are available in the campus. Trainees enjoy themselves thoroughly and look forward to this hour of the day.

Music classes

Musical lessons are given once a week. Devotional and patriotic songs are taught to the trainees. Through such sessions, the students hone their skills and also develop a better understanding of the history and heritage of the country.

Meditation

Trainees improve their power of concentration through daily meditation exercises that take place during the evenings. Self-observation is encouraged. This way trainees learn about their strengths and weaknesses, fears and hopes. Introspection and self observation are stressed upon constantly. This exercise inculcates in them sincerity, discipline, courage and hard work which ultimately improves their quality of life and helps them to become better leaders and better citizens.

Hindi and English classes

Through such classes, their skill in using the language is enhanced significantly. Trainees gain confidence in the language. This enables them to communicate with each other in English. Over a period of time, their language skills are more firmed up and they learn to use the language correctly and effectively.

Basic Computer Training

During their six-month stay at the Ashram, trainees attend a mandatory program for an hour everyday, where they are taught the basics of computers. This gives them a lot of self-confidence and prepares them for a future which is getting increasingly technology driven. Their course content covers: Introduction to computer, do’s and don’ts in computers and MS-Office Package.

Excursions

The trainees are taken for picnics and sightseeing tours. They visit important places in Delhi such as Qutab Minar, Chhatarpur Temple, Lotus Temple, ISKCON Temple, Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Shakti Sthal, Vijay Ghat, India Gate and many others. They are also taken for sound and light show at the Red Fort. They enjoy the Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan trip immensely.

Certificates, Boarding and Lodging, Discipline etc.

  • CERTIFICATES

    Certificates will be given to the candidates on successful completion of the training. For the all courses, certificates will be provided by Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Delhi Branch.
  • BOARD & LODGING

    Boarding and lodging will be provided free of cost at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi Branch to the trainees throughout the training period.
  • STIPEND

    Rs. 1500/- per month will be given as Stipend during the training period but the participants will have to bear their own travel expenses & medical expenses, if necessary. However, basic health care is available at the Mother’s Integral Health Centre where all consultation, medicines and treatment is given free of cost.
  • DISCIPLINE

    Since the courses are held in the Ashram and trainees will be living on the Ashram campus, a strict discipline is maintained throughout and trainees will be expected to participate and integrate themselves in the Ashram life. Smoking, drinking, drugs etc. are strictly prohibited.

HOW CAN YOU HELP

Youngsters (between 18 and 25 years) are encouraged to apply as vocational trainees. The Ashram supports those in need by providing them trainings and economic assistance through stipend, food and lodging. Trainees should be keen learners and willing to work hard. We prefer students from remote parts of India where the need for such intervention is high.

Please get in touch with us for more details. Further information on our Vocational Training programme is in the flyer below. It is mandatory to fill out the health checkup form. Please see a registered medical doctor for this.