The Union government’s Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises – Development Institute (MSME-DI), Chennai, in association with a non-government organisation, has started offering computer training courses for about 15 hearing impaired persons to improve their employment prospects.
The programme, done in association with Care for The Hearing Impaired Differently Abled Foundation (CTHIDAF), was inaugurated by Neeradha Chandramohan, Director of National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities, Muttukadu, on Sunday.
The training is being offered in basic and advanced courses for about three and six months respectively.
The training will be held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. at the MSME centre in Guindy.
In her inaugural address, Ms. Neeradha said special talents possessed by the differently abled had to be explored properly to enable them to get gainful employment. “There are lot of opportunities available for differently abled persons and they should make good use of it. On successful completion of this course, we will employ them as guest faculty or supporting staff. We recently hired a teacher and she is doing an excellent job,” Ms. Neeradha said.
MSME-DI Joint Director S. Sathish Kumar gave a detailed presentation about the MSME-DI activities and said computer training in basic and advanced courses would be offered to the poor students with the help of four trainers.
A cash incentive of Rs.1,500 was given to two students for emerging as top rankers in the recently held higher secondary public exam and SSLC public exam.
The training is being offered in basic and advanced courses for three and six months respectively