F-SKILL has successfully completed the 5th Batch of Garment Fabrication Training (one month) funded by HELVETAS/Safer Migration (SaMi) Project on 19 March 2019 to 21 potential women migrant workers from throughout the country. F-SKILL has so far trained 107 participants in 2018/19, of which 45 trainees have already gone for foreign employment in Jordan.
F-SKILL has been successfully conducting two events of Tailoring Level 2 and two events of Junior Plumber Level 1 training in Gulariya and Madhuban Municipalities of Bardiya district in coordination with Dalit Feminist Upliftment Organization (DAFUO), Bardiya and with financial support from LWR. The training started from 27 January 2019 and is going to complete on 29 April 2019. Onion and Banana cultivation training has successfully been completed on 14 March 2019. A total of 63 trainees from poor and disadvantaged groups are benefitting from these trainings.
SDC को आर्थिक सहयोग तथा नेपाल सरकारको सहकार्य र HELVETAS/Employment Fund Secretariat को कार्यन्वयन्मा F-SKILL Pvt. Ltd. को सहजिकरणमा ५० दिने (३२० घन्टे) तालिममा १० जना सहभागी, १ जना सहायक प्रशिक्षक तथा १ जना मुख्य प्रशिक्षक मिलेर निर्माण हुँदै गरेका ओखलढुङगा जिल्ला खिजिदेम्बा गाउपालिका वार्ड न• ४ खिजिकाती स्थित माया देबि सुनुवार र देबि भुजेलको भुकम्प प्रथिरोधात्मक घरहरु ।
The initial training period would vary from 48-68 hours depending on the language/technology.
This Level 4 apprenticeship is normally lasts for 15 months.
Developers under Level 4 apprenticeship will typically be working as part of a team, in which they will have responsibility for coding in their chosen filed along with some of the straightforward elements of the overall project.
Typical job roles:
- Microsoft SharePoint Developer
- Microsoft SharePoint Administration
- Application Developer
- Software Developer
- Web Developer
- Mobile App Developer
What apprentices will learn?
Apprentices will study following two knowledge modules:
- Professional level Software Development Life Cycle and Methodologies (Level 4)
- Development lifecycle: can operate at all stages of the software development lifecycle, with increasing breadth and depth over time with initial focus on build and test.
- Can apply good practice approaches according to the relevant paradigm (for example object oriented, event driven or procedural)
- Can interpret and follow:
- software designs and functional/technical specifications
- company defined ‘coding standards’ or industry good practice for coding
- testing frameworks and methodologies
- company, team or client approaches to continuous integration, version and source control
- Can respond to the business environment and business issues related to software development
- Can operate effectively in their own business’s, their customers’ and the industry’s environments
- Can apply the maths required to be a software developer (e.g. algorithms, logic and data structures)
- Software Languages and Coding/Testing
- Writing good quality code (logic) with sound syntax in the chosen language and creating a user interface for at least one channel
- Linking code to database
- Problem solving, testing code using manual and unit testing and analyzing results to correct errors
- Design: creating data model and software designs to effectively communicate understanding of the program, following best practices and standards
- Analysis: understanding and creating basic analysis artefacts, such as user cases and/or user stories
- Deployment: building, managing and deploying code into enterprise environment
Qualifications and End-Point Assessment
The primary qualification to join this apprenticeship training will be a bachelor’s degree in computing or a bachelor’s degree in pure since or mathematics. Running students of 7th or 8th semester can be also considered should they be comfortable to manage time for apprenticeship after the training.
End-point assessment will be carried out by Asteroid Venture, a software R&D outsource/inshore service provider company and will include a multiple choice examination consisting of 50 questions.
The decision as to when an Apprentice is ready to cross the threshold from Learning and Formative Assessment to the End-point Assessment will be made by the Employer and Training Provider based on their monitoring of an apprentice’s progress. Before the apprentice takes the End-point Assessment they must have successfully completed all of the knowledge modules and satisfied the on-the-job practical and behavioral standards.
After completion of the initial training, you will go through Apprenticeship Eligibility Test that will check the following:
- Basic software development concepts
- Coding skills, knowledge of the platform
- Ability to write clean, readable code
- Learning ability
- Communication skills
- Analytical thinking
- Problem solving ability
We will use global standard Skill Test for Software Developers tool for this purpose. You will have to score a minimum of 80 in this test to get apprenticeship opportunity.
Method(s) of delivery
The knowledge modules will be delivered through blended learning with taught sessions being delivered at the Asian College of Management and Technology, Naya Baneswor for the chosen knowledge units. These are supported by additional learning resources through our R&D department.
F-SKILL has successfully completed the Vocational Skill and Entrepreneurship Development Training (VSEDT ) funded by UN WOMEN Nepal to 300 returnee women migrant workers from Dhading and Sindhupalchok district. the training was a 3-month training which comprises of vocation skill training, GESI training , Psychosocial support training and Entrepreneurship Development Training. Participants in the training were provided child care, residential and security as per the standard of UN WOMEN.
Ms. Ranjita Tamang, also a resident of Thakre Rural Municipality of Dhading district, was one of the participants of beads, pearl and crystal maker training. She returned from Jordan in May 2017 after working for 3 years in garment factory. Before joining the vocational and entrepreneurship development training conducted by F-SKILL, she was seeking for a job.
Ranjita actively participated in beads, pearl, and crystal maker training and also impressed the lead trainer through her dedication and commitment. After the closing of beads, pearl and crystal maker training. Currently, Ranjita is working as an assistant trainer and providing training in Dhunebesi rural municipality.
Ranjita Tamang: “I am glad and thankful to F-SKILL for providing me the opportunity to enroll in the vocational and entrepreneurship development training. I plan to take the TOT (Training of Trainer) and work as lead trainer for beads, pearl and crystal maker training in the future”
Basanti Tamang a resident of Thakre Rural Municipality of Dhading district is a returnee migrant worker from Lebanon, who worked abroad four and half years as a housemaid in the year 2013. After returning from foreign employment, she did not have any earning job rather than daily household chores, she depended fully on her husband’s income. She was desperate for self- employment or work on wages to financially support the family.On 10th June 2017, Basanti Tamang came to know about the vocational and entrepreneurship development training through pre-training orientation which was organized in Hotel Highway Heaven- Thakre- Dhading. She was selected by the selection committee to undergo the training program. She was put through the vocational skills and entrepreneurship training program held at Simle- Dhading from 19th July, 2017 to 10th October, 2017.
According to her, during the course of training at some point she thought she wouldn’t be able to pick up the training as other trainees since she did not have basic level of education. But the continuous support and motivation from F-SKILL helped me to build my confidence and believe in myself.
On successful completion of the training program she decided to start the business and invested Rs. 70,000/- with the support from her husband and started a tailor shop, her tailoring shop is currently under registration process. She provides services such like stitching and repair and has provided some space for display and sale of crystal handicraft made by other participants of F-Skill. Initially, she faced the problem of funds and experience but now her business is slowly picking up. She wants to expand her business and has requested additional training.
F-skill has selected Basanti Tamang for 1 month refresher training which will start from March 2018.
Lastly, she said, “I did not know anything about tailoring before; this is the first time that I operated a machine. I use to be afraid even to talk to strangers but now I feel confident. I believe that I can earn a living through my tailoring business. My husband is also very supportive and helps me with calculation. I would like to thank UN Women- Nepal and F-SKILL for tailoring training for returnee women workers like me.”
On 22 August, 2017 our participants of Beads, Pearl and Crystal maker training exhibit their products at “Teej Mela” in Dhading.
F-skill successfully conducted the district level stakeholders meeting for the project – Provision of Vocational and Entrepreneurship Development Project to Returnee women migrant workers and survivors of trafficking victims.