“After training I have been working as a forklift driver. There has been a lot of changes in our house because of this. Children are enrolled in tuition classes. Earlier, nobody used to seek my opinion regarding family matters, but now they respect me and involve me in decision making. My confidence has increased. I used to be scared to talk to people earlier, but now I am able to speak with confidence.”
Rani Ingale - trainee from Kraftsamla Phase I Skilling Project, Pune.
The Skilling Programme in Pune focuses on enabling and equipping women into the formal workforce. The core components of the training programme are confidence building, establishing strong support networks, and an extensive internship period in one of the Swedish companies. The companies need to provide gender sensitive environments to such first timers in the workforce previously dominated by men.