Overview

The Pre vocational  Centre at Brindavan has been set up to cater to the needs of children who are not able to complete their formal schooling through the conventional board exams. This group of children are fully capable both cognitively and functionally to undertake skilling courses leading to direct employment. The Pre vocational program at Brindavan equips this group, over a period of 4-5 years, starting from the age of 14, to develop the skills needed to enroll in identified and specific vocational training programs such as in the area of multimedia, horticulture, bakery arts and the hospitality industry at the age of 18+.

The skills acquired will be profiled and with the support of counselling, aptitude testing and networking, they will be able to identify interest and strength areas so as to continue their training in specific vocational programs.

 

The Four-year Pre vocational program

The centre works on skill development at a Pre vocational level in the areas of

  • Functional literacy and math
  • Digital Literacy program (Typing skills, MS Office)
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication skills
  • Life skills
  • Introduction to Pre vocational skills such as multimedia, bakery arts, horticulture, book keeping, front office.

This training in skills along with basic academics helps them express, follow, focus and create. Application of what has been learnt is one of the most important takeaways from the center. Importance is given to life skills and preparing individuals to function independently to make them an integral part of the community.

The Pre vocational center also has an 18-month Multi-Media program that it runs in collaboration with AIMS Media. This program progresses from sketching in a sketchbook to MS Paint and then Adobe Photoshop. Learning to create posters, portraits, collages and make videos are just some of the many things that the program has to offer. AIMS Media works with special schools and provides a dynamic, meaningful curriculum, that provides an innovative, hands-on learning approach that is employment oriented.

An added value service of the Pre vocational program.

Due to requests for formal certification, Brindavan has added training for the S.S.L.C. and P.U.C boards on a “upon request” basis for children who may still want to do the board exams. This will be supplementary to the main program of the Pre vocational center. Children will be evaluated and enrolled for the S.S.L.C. or the P.U.C.  (for those who have completed the S.S.L.C)

S.S.L.C. (over a period of two years)

Students are trained for the state board exam. Enrolment in the Pre vocational program is a prerequisite for training for the S.S.L.C. board exam.

P.U.C. (over a period of two years)

Pre-University exam training in the arts stream. Enrolment in the Pre vocational program is a prerequisite.

Please do get in touch with us at brindavan.prevocprogram@gmail.com for further enquiries.

We work 5 days a week from 10 am to 3 pm.

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Since my son joined the prevocational center, his computer skills have increased to an optimum level. His patience in approaching situations has been nourished and he has turned into a voracious learner. He is able to take logical decisions for himself and has started to apply functional math concepts in everyday life. He has gained confidence in his creative ability. I had a guilt that I didn’t try SSLC for him. Brindavan Pre vocational is starting SSLC from this year. It is the right place for my son and I am happy that I have taken the right decision by making my son join the program. 

Sapna J K,
Brindavan Prevocational Center

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-08-31T12:10:18+05:30

Sapna J K,
Brindavan Prevocational Center

Since my son joined the prevocational center, his computer skills have increased to an optimum level. His patience in approaching situations has been nourished and he has turned into a voracious learner. He is able to take logical decisions for himself and has started to apply functional math concepts in everyday life. He has gained confidence in his creative ability. I had a guilt that I didn’t try SSLC for him. Brindavan Pre vocational is starting SSLC from this year. It is the right place for my son and I am happy that I have taken the right decision by making my son join the program.
We were looking for a training center where there was more focus on life skills than academics. We did not want our son to be pressurized by academics as it would have adversely affected his overall confidence. Today, after joining Brindavan Pre-Vocational Centre his basic communication, English and math skills have improved. He has gained confidence to communicate with his classmates and teachers. We were very happy to see him perform confidently on stage at the Annual day function. He has also started to mingle with his friends in the neighborhood. To top it all the center also has a Multimedia program that he is thoroughly enjoying. We are extremely happy that we put our son in the Brindavan Pre-Vocational Centre. 

Sanjay Shanbhag,
Brindavan Prevocational Center

Brindavan Education Trust
2020-10-31T19:45:01+05:30

Sanjay Shanbhag,
Brindavan Prevocational Center

We were looking for a training center where there was more focus on life skills than academics. We did not want our son to be pressurized by academics as it would have adversely affected his overall confidence. Today, after joining Brindavan Pre-Vocational Centre his basic communication, English and math skills have improved. He has gained confidence to communicate with his classmates and teachers. We were very happy to see him perform confidently on stage at the Annual day function. He has also started to mingle with his friends in the neighborhood. To top it all the center also has a Multimedia program that he is thoroughly enjoying. We are extremely happy that we put our son in the Brindavan Pre-Vocational Centre.
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Prevocational Centre Team

Amrita Bhashyam
Coordinator
Amrita Bhashyam

Amrita is the coordinator of our pre-vocational center.

She comes with a work experience of 13 years in the corporate and non-profit sectors. She has been a content creator, soft skills trainer and a PLC programmer.

Her desire to teach and learn while doing so has made her shift to Brindavan and work as a full-time coordinator.
She enjoys dancing and traveling and believes in the motto- Dream Big. Work Hard.

Qualification

Bachelor’s in Instrumentation Engineering

Year of Joining : 2019

Maya Nakra
Maya Nakra

Maya teaches functional math, functional english and life skills at our Pre-Vocational Center. It is her desire to help children meet their fullest potential by providing a safe environment. Working with and for children with special needs for 12 years has been a driving force for her to continue to help and develop /enhance their skills.

Besides teaching, she enjoys outdoor sports and activities. She enjoys nature and is an animal lover.

Qualification

Diploma in Cerebral Palsy from Spastic Society of Karnataka Bangalore and  Bachelor of Education in Learning Disabilities from SNDT University, Mumbai

Year of Joining : 2019

Bhargavi Ravinder
Bhargavi Ravinder

Bhargavi teaches Business Studies and Economics for Secondary Level and Business Studies, History and functional math for Senior Secondary Level at Senior Center.

She believes that working with kids with special needs gives her self-satisfaction. Bhargavi loves cooking and likes trying new recipes. She also loves travelling to new places to understand different cultures.

Qualification

Bachelor in Corporate Secretaryship from Madras University
Masters in Human Resource Management from Annamalai University
Diploma in SLD from Brindavan

Year of Joining : 2017

Chinmayi. G. J
Chinmayi. G. J

Chinmayi is a teacher at the Brindavan Junior Centre and handles math and social science.

She believes that teaching is an invaluable contribution. And that it is immensely satisfying to help a child learn skills to become an independent and confident adult. She aims at making the learning process experiential and fun. She enjoys conducting activities and games for children. Apart from school, she takes private maths tuition for students of grade 5 to 10.

Qualification

B.E (Electronics and Communication)
Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities from Brindavan

Year of Joining : 2019

Rajani Padmanabhan
Rajani Padmanabhan

Rajani is the coordinator of the Junior Centre. She has taught English, Business Studies and Economics. She is passionate about Math and believes that it is a life skill.
She is a tutor on the SLD and PIE courses offered by Brindavan. She believes that there is a solution for every so-called problem or difficulty. She firmly stands by – “let‘s see what can be done; and not be pulled down by what cannot be done.”

She is an enthusiastic trekker and an avid reader.

Qualification

Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities from KPAMRC, Masters in Inclusive and Special Education from University of Northampton and now pursuing PhD with the same university.

Year of Joining : 2005

Sailaja Nair
Sailaja Nair

Sailaja is a teacher at the Brindavan Pre Vocational Centre.

She is passionate about teaching and actively seeks to motivate and bond with the children, enabling them to become confident individuals. Her strong belief is to impart education by adopting an effective and flexible teaching style with focus on student’s potential and individual needs.

Qualification

M.Sc. Botany (Specialization in Biotechnology), B.Ed.
Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities from Brindavan

Year of Joining : 2019

Valsala Rajasekharan
Valsala Rajasekharan

Valsala strongly believes that children should learn to respect themselves and others. Only then they would be able to lead a good community life. She has taught English, Economics, Geography, EVS and Social Science in different classes. She was also a tutor on the Parent Course offered by Brindavan. 

She is a Yoga enthusiast and also likes to read books and listen to music.

Qualification

BA, BEd with Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties from Brindavan Education Trust.

Year of Joining : 2009

Veena Venkataramu
Veena Venkataramu

She is the coordinator of the senior center for the last 15 years. She is a mentor and resource person for the SLD course

She believes “No child should be left behind”. She genuinely believes that all children CAN be productive, happy members of their community.

She was awarded the Dr Amarnath Annual Award for Inclusion 2019.

Qualification

MA in Economics, MEd from Bangalore University

Year of Joining : 2000