International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 4.7 / 10

Integrating Professional Skills Training for Disabled Soldiers: A Pilot Study

Dr. Pooja More

Abstract: Career transition of disabled servicemen and serving soldiers belonging to Army to civilian lifecycle plays major part in their resettlement. The difficulties and problems of these soldiers those due to medical reasons are rendered unfit and those in service who are under prolonged medical treatment, need to be recognized and also appropriate actions to be adopted. Researchers observation indicate that soldiers with disabilities face a series of hurdles in earning an income, due to physical capacity, out - of - the - way workplaces, negative typecasts, a lack of educational qualification and need for Industry related courses. In an effort to consider appropriate Industrial training, a pilot value addition training was initiated that is professional Training Imparted in collaboration with Industry at the Institute for disabled soldiers. The pilot was on Repair and Maintenance of Domestic Electronic Appliances a way to achieve respectable rehabilitation. The researcher, Industry and students who all were part of the pilot found this training was an effective opportunity to become professional level technician/supervisor and could repair and maintain Domestic Appliances. The researcher analyzed the efficiency and effectiveness of the value addition training which imparted Professional/technical Skills in the framework of average academic qualifications available, their physical capacity, and expectations of the Industrial employer. The disabled soldiers formed 90% of the class strength and 10% were dependent on the disabled soldiers. Assessment done by qualitative and quantitative mechanisms showed improvements in professional skills after the successful completion of Training and could carry out maintenance and diagnostics of electronic appliances as per the Industrial environment. The Program was beneficial for brining out meaningful changes with interpersonal and professional development as 40% were interested in employment versus 60% in self - employment.

Keywords: Professional skills, Disabled soldiers, Value addition training, Employment

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 149 - 152

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