As part of a national programme initiated by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), RSETIs are set up by banks to provide vocational training to rural youth from marginalised communities. Since March 2011, ICICI Foundation manages ICICI RSETIs in Udaipur and Jodhpur on behalf of ICICI Bank.
The primary focus of ICICI RSETI model is on-demand based training, wherein the requirements of various local employers are mapped for developing relevant and contextual curricula for the courses. This leads to a better employment of the youth trained at the ICICI RSETIs.
Another innovation pioneered by ICICI RSETIs is setting up of satellite centres in various blocks within the district, which provides ‘training-at-doorstep’ to youth. The satellite centres offer flexible on-location training courses to local youth.
Currently, the ICICI RSETIs offer skill training in 23 trades which have local demand including electrician and home appliance repair, motor rewinding, plumbing and sanitary works, refrigeration and air conditioner repairing, masonry, carpentry, dairy & vermi-composting, agriculture & allied activities, two wheeler servicing & repair, handicrafts manufacturing and dress designing & tailoring. Training in office skills such as office assistance, Tally accounting software, retail & sales management is offered to youth who have completed high school.
In addition to vocational training programmes, training on financial literacy and enterprise development is also conducted. Regular sessions on physical education and yoga are provided to all trainees for their holistic development.
ICICI RSETI’s centres at Udaipur and Jodhpur have been recognised as the top performing RSETI in the country for six consecutive years by the Ministry of Rural Development and the National Centre for Excellence of RSETI’s.
ICICI RSETI Jodhpur has the unique distinction of being India’s first IGBC Platinum Rated Net Zero Energy New Building. This building has incorporated various measures through it’s planning, architecture, construction and implementation for environment conservation.