The Skills Academy
The Skills Academy
With the objective to boost the potentials of youths coming from less advantaged families, the Ponty Chadha Foundation is establishing the WAVE Skills Academy in Ghaziabad. It is an endeavor to impart training to such candidates, thereby honing them with specialized skills and then helping them to get employment.
In-campus Facilities & Modules
The soon to be completed, WAVE Skills Academy, is being developed on 6 acres land in Dasna, Ghaziabad with a capacity to train 120 to 150 trainees per training programme. The campus will include residential accommodation, mess, kitchen and washrooms, training/lecture rooms, labs/simulation rooms, administrative block, store and open areas. The institution will initially impart training programs in security services and facilities management/hospitality training and later include training pertaining to the construction and real estate sectors, as these are in sync with the WAVE Group’s initiatives. Addition of more training modules is in the pipeline on the basis of requirements from different sectors.
With a teacher student ratio of 1:30, the idea is to impart training to multiple batches at a time. The training syllabus and curriculum will be based as per the acceptable industry standards. The proposed plans involved the recruitment of the best faculty with years of experience in imparting skills training in security, facilities management, fire fighting and soft skills.
Initially, candidates will be selected from rural areas of UP and with the advancement of the academy, trainees from other states will be chosen as well. The candidate’s economic and educational profile followed by his/her willingness to take up employment will be the criteria for their selection.
While the curriculum will include technical aspects, soft skills and basic computer literacy, the methodology will encompass lectures, group work, peer learning, learning through audio-visual aids, practical sessions, role pays and real time on job training. To ensure the flow of an impeccable skills program, an advisory board inclusive of industry experts and senior in-house management of the WAVE Group will be formed.