Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Empowering Persons with Disabilities: DEPwD Conducts 5-Day Training of Trainers Program at Lucknow

Posted On: 27 JAN 2024 4:49PM by PIB Delhi

Under the dynamic leadership of Secretary, Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DPEwD) conducted 5-Day Training of Trainers Program at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 22nd to 26 January, 2024.

The Department in collaboration with EnAble India and Quest Alliance, orchestrated a transformative 5-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Employability Skills for Persons with Disabilities. The event, held at the Composite Regional Centre for Skill Development, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Lucknow.

A total of 26 participants, including 4 individuals with disabilities, actively engaged in the TOT, emerging as certified trainers recognized by the Skill Council for Persons with Disabilities, following rigorous individual assessments.

The felicitation ceremony took place on India's 75th Republic Day, led by Shri Ajay Kumar, Under Secretary, and Shri Himanshu Singh, celebrated the accomplishments of the participants. Their dedication and commitment to the cause of empowering persons with disabilities were acknowledged on this auspicious occasion.

The Training of Trainers program aims to enhance the capabilities of vocational trainers, equipping them with the skills and knowledge required to train Divyangjans on essential employability skills. By focusing on foundational skills like digital financial literacy, communication, career management crucial for securing gainful employment, the initiative strives to pave the way for a more inclusive and empowered workforce.

This successful TOT event marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive society, aligning with the Government's vision of promoting equal opportunities for all citizens. The Department expresses gratitude to Secretary Shri Rajesh Aggarwal, EnAble India, Quest Alliance,SCPwD and all participants for their unwavering dedication to fostering a more inclusive and empowered future.

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