What is Skills Academy ?
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
And that’s just what our Skills Academies are about – teaching livelihood skills to the hundreds of young people who walk through our doors each day.
For the past two decades, IIDA Skills Academy have been playing a significant role in realizing IIDA’s mission of “empowering the underprivileged through life skills training towards a quality life.”
We offer one-year and two-year NSDC-affiliated diploma courses in various disciplines, through which we strive to serve our target group, providing them the technical skills required to excel in their fields. In addition to technical skills, our students receive training in soft skills i.e., life-coping skills, communication skills, English language skills and basic computer skills, ensuring their well-being and competency at the individual, familial, and professional levels. Internships and career guidance support are given at the end of each course. Our devoted staff nurture our students with great care, mindful of the importance of this mission.
For our students, most of whom are from socially and economically deprived families, these courses which we offer them at subsidized tuition fees, help them have better opportunities for livelihood. Most of our students are those that are considered not qualified for the regular stream of higher education. Therefore, the courses we offer place our students on a level-playing field with their peers from the regular stream of higher education. Through these young people, families get to have better quality of life, communities are transformed, and the nation enjoys skilled hands and responsible citizens.