Use of audio-visual aids including tablets, etc :
Mobilizers have been provided with videos and case studies on tablets that they can showcase in village and city gatherings.
Teaching and training at Pratham Institute works on the following principles;
- Highly practical training in simulated work conditions
Pratham Institute has revamped its entire curriculum and training methodology along a framework of ‘Know and Do’, making the curriculum entirely practical in nature and simulating working conditions through measures like introducing night shifts, longer daily training durations, etc. We have also developed innovative methods to ensure that skills that are being taught should be used to service customer demand, generating revenue to subsidize the training, while helping trainees develop practical skills. As an example, in our hospitality training center, we have developed a hotel cum training facility where the majority of the staff is made up of our trainees. Other examples we are piloting are on-site training as part of construction, garage and refurbishment services at our automotive centers and training at beauty parlours.
- Reduced length of training period
Understanding the plight of the students, Pratham Institute has reduced the training duration to 2 months from our current 3 month courses. This reduces opportunity costs as well as training costs for students, increases our capacity and ensures elimination of non-essential and misrepresentative modules. We have already implemented this in some of our hospitality centers, and plan to expand this across other verticals.
- Quick capacity expansion through installation of pre-fabricated structures
Pratham Institute is using pre-fabricated technology to construct training centers, dormitories etc at our new locations. These pre-fabricated structures have halved the cost of construction and can be constructed within 30-45 days, thus enabling rapid expansion.
- Audio-visual content to quicken student learning
The training modules involve a high involvement of audio visual content to enhance the learning in a more effective manner.