Training is an important tool widely utilized by development programs in developing countries. Training occupies an important place in all the interventions made by Gramin Vikas Trust, GVT. GVT provides training to NGO members, Government functionaries and villagers. GVT sees Training as a process for optimizing the utilization of human resource that further helps the individual to achieve the organizational goals as well as their personal goals, an opportunity and broad structure for the development of human resources’ technical and behavioral skills ultimately leading the individual to attain personal growth.
The training programme conducted by GVT are of two types; one is placement linked for e.g. Skill Development Training in Construction trade, Auto Mobile Mechanic Training, Information & Communication Technology, Retail Management, Hospitality etc and the other is Capacity Building Training for e.g capacity building of farmers, project implementers, agricultural scientists and engineers, government functionaries etc.
So far Gramin Vikas Trust has conducted numerous training programmes, workshops and exposure visits mainly in the field of participatory irrigation management, watershed development, agricultural productivity enhancement and skill development in construction trade. The training programmes on agricultural productivity enhancement are conducted under one roof at its National Livelihood Resource Institute, NLRI at Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh & Krishi Vigyan Kendra, at Godda in Jharkhand. The placement linked skill development training is conducted at its four construction skill training centers at Jehenabad in Bihar, Bero in Jharkhand, Balasore in Odisha and Dhamtri in Chhatisgarh. The experience of GVT’s training activity has been instrumental in influencing the training polices at the state and the national level.
The general objectives of GVT’s training programmes are:
- To increase efficacy of project managers, implementers, trainers, Community Organisers, and Jankar (Para Professionals) for implementation of Watershed Development, Participatory Irrigation Management and Agricultural Productivity Enhancement programmes, in terms of knowledge, skill, and attitude.
- To replicate successful experiences of natural resource management on a wider scale.
- To create a workforce empowered with the necessary and continuously upgraded skills, knowledge and nationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment. (Skill Development training programme).
GVT conducts long duration training programs such as “Agriculture Engineering Programme”, 90 days residential training programme for the functionaries of watershed implementing agencies as well as short duration specialized training programs (3 – 7 days) such as a Training on Agriculture development in watershed project, women’s participation in Natural Resource Development, SHG concept and promotion, Training of Trainers (TOT), Attitude and Behaviors change, Participatory Irrigation Management (PIM) for Irrigation Department Engineers etc. GVT also conducts short duration specialized workshops for NGO leaders and Government officers and organize exposure trips to successful models of watershed development and PIM, within and outside the state. Workshop for experience sharing and policy influencing on various issues are also conducted on regular basis.