down town Skill Academy is another mission of the group to empower the weaker sections of the society, by providing skill development training followed by placement, entrepreneurship development and livelihood generation.
In the North East Region of India employment generation is an important component to facilitate distribution of income and equity. Although the literacy rate is high in North East Region of India it has not been translated into employability in productive occupations. The north east region has a large base of very talented people who, with training, can be gainfully employed in a variety of areas like agroprocessing, information technology, paramedical, biotechnology, aviation, entertainment, hospitality etc. For providing quality training with enough infrastructure, down town Charity Trust is committed to contribute to the need of the region, especially in the paramedical and hospitality sector.
Since 2012, down town Skill Academy have successfully implemented a number of skill development programs under State and Central Govt. Schemes like EGM Assam, Ministry of Tourism, GoI, Ministry of Minority Affairs, GoI, Ministry of Social Justice, GoI, Ministry of DoNER, GoI Ministry of Defense, GoI etc. A number of projects are ongoing under different schemes of both State and Central Govt.
down town Skill Academy under “down town Charity Trust” is one of the first organizations in the entire Northeast to be affiliated with “Healthcare Sector Skill Council” (HSSC) certificate no. : HSSC/A/103(02). The trust has also got the affiliation of Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skill Council (THSC) and Construction Skill Development Council of India (CSDCI). The trust is also in the verge of getting affiliations of a number of Sector Skill Council based on the need of skilled workforce.
Initiatives are taken for innovation and entrepreneurship development through the down town Venture Lab for incubating start ups. Each year incubates are selected through a business Idea generation contest – “Manthan” in association with Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Young India and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship.