BRIDGE (Bosch’s Response to India’s Development and Growth through Employability Enhancement) is a pioneering Bosch CSR program that helps fulfilling the growing need for skilled manpower across sectors in India. This 3-month short-term program has been designed and developed by Bosch with focus on employability and life skills and delivered by Bosch through BRIDGE Centers across India.
Who benefit from the BRIDGE Program?
Bosch reaches out to school dropout youth from underprivileged backgrounds who are between the ages of 18 and 25, and not in education, employment or training (also known as youth in the NEET category). The objective of this job-oriented program is to utilise Bosch’s already established skills development competence to deliver a unique vocational training model for making underprivileged children employable, thereby providing a pool of high quality skilled manpower, mainly to the services industry.
What does the BRIDGE training cover?
BRIDGE students receive job skills training in all the key elements needed to find gainful employment in the organised or semi-organised sector. In other words, the program prevents the youth from ending up in the unorganised sector where the opportunity to build a career is vastly limited due to lack of proper skills training. The program prepares students to find the first job in their life and includes industry demand-driven modules:
Soft skills (for 5 weeks)
Industry-specific and Job skills (for 2 weeks)
Social Skills (for 1 week)
On-the-Job Training (for 4 weeks)
Every day, students get one hour coaching on Spoken English, Basic Computers (with hands-on experience) and Value Education.
Where do the BRIDGE students get placed?
After completion of the BRIDGE program, Bosch provides 100% job placement assistance to the candidates in finding job in semi-organized or organized sectors. They are guided by the BRIDGE Trainers and Coordinators at their Center location, who are supported by a full-time central Placement Officer. BRIDGE candidates have been employed in the sectors, including, but not limited to:
The typical job roles BRIDGE candidates have received include, but not limited to: