Foundation Course in Computers and Employability

Computer Training For Visually Impaired

Foundation Course in Computers and Employability

Duration: 6 Months

The new batch for Foundation Course in Computers and Employability for the visually impaired will commence on November third Week, 2019.

Introduction to RCG Foundation:

RCGF, an NGO was established in 2008 with a mission to focus on empowering and rehabilitating the Visually Challenged in new age employment opportunities, by making them employability literate, skilled in English communications, Mobility & Personality development to enable them stand on their own feet and secure a job, support their family, and to be a role model for the other Visually Challenged people.

We run the course in collaboration with Enable India-Bangalore, the number one institute in India which is providing the computer training for the visually challenged people. Both the parties are working in the field of disability and would like to join hands to promote the benefits to the disability sector by participation in each other’s programs. The main objective is to collaborate with each other by using the strength of each organization, to maximize the benefit for the person with vision impairment in the area of computer literacy, domain specific training and employability training.

Introduction to Foundation Course in Computers and Employability:
Computer Training for the visually impaired is the greatest form of empowerment which opens up the world to them: a world of information (aiding research, education, daily living, recreation), people, jobs, books (print to voice).

Computer training involves training on Computer Basics, MS office applications, Internet using the JAWS & NVDA screen reading software which are talking software that aid the visually impaired to “hear” everything that a sighted person would “read”.

This is an initiative from RCG Foundation with the group effort of Enable India team towards giving quality computer training for visually impaired people who have completed their studies and are seeking job, and those who want to continue their studies in the field of computers.

Main goal of this course is to make the candidate employable by providing computer knowledge and making them efficient in using computers independently. This will increase the employment opportunities, betterment of existing job, and for higher studies.

Course Contents:
Life skills and life education training for both career and life: personal competencies, overcoming disability, managing conflicts, effective work habits etc.
English training: spoken and written communication, business communication and heavy emphasis is to enhance spellings.
Computers: basic computers with Microsoft Office applications like MS word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint, and internet.
Miscellaneous concepts like scanning and reading, Printing documents, CD Burning, Physical connections of computer, trouble shooting etc…
Employability training: disability specifics which will enable candidates to overcome their disability, General employability fundamentals which will enable them to work efficiently at workplace, job simulation which will help candidates to know about different jobs.
Fun and Entertainment: which helps the overall development of the candidates.

Material Used:
1. Computers with Windows 10operating system and Office 2010,

A. Jaws 18

B. Latest NVDA

2. Audio files for Theory

3. Training Manuals and student manuals

4. Self paced exercises for each concept.

5. Weekly tests and final assessment test.

6. Designed Curriculum with computer concepts and employment aspects.

7. Tactile Diagrams

8. EYE tool for automated correction and self learning.

9. Spelling Tool

10. Real world exposure through role simulations on the computer

Activities:

Field visits to the bank, shopping malls, ATM’s etc where candidates learn about the usage of computers in different fields.
Work shadowing in the companies
Real work which will give hands-on experience of working in a company/NGO
Candidates also carry out project work which involves requirements gathering, planning, status reporting and execution.
20 hours of community project is compulsory.

Course Format:

· The duration of the course is 6months. The first 6 months will be focused on basic computers with English communication, mobility, employability and personality development.

Course Details:

Timings : 9:30 AM – 5:15 PM, Monday – Saturday

Start Date : November third Week , 2019

Premise : Rcg training center, Kakkanad

Course Fee : No Course Fee

Facilities:

Accommodation will be provided.

Assistance will be provided in getting employment for eligible candidates based on their performance

Eligibility:

· Any visually impaired person with graduation or equivalent diploma. PUC/+2 pass
candidates may be considered on an exception basis.

· Age should not be more than 35 years

· Who want to use computer skills for their education/ employment

· Visually Impaired persons who can dedicate their full time for the entire course
duration

Important Note: Persons who are waiting to join other courses/education/employment during this period that is November 1st , 2019 to June 2020 are not eligible to join the course.

Joining Procedure:

· Register for the training on or 15th November 2019.

Registered candidates should come down to Info park, Kakkanad on or before 15th November 2019. It helps us to assist you with the hostel/PG accommodation
Seats are available on first come first serve bases
For further queries contact us:

RCG Foundation
Vismaya Building,
Info Park
Kakkanad
Cochin.

contact Number:
RCG: 0484-4035537,0484-2415080
Mobile :8593838396
Anju Narayanan, Chief Trainer: 9526629949
Eldho K Abraham, Assistant Trainer: 7907995761

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