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Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment (PIEE)

Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment (PIEE), a unit of Prayas, was established in June 2005 to design, develop & conduct training programs aimed at building livelihood opportunities for youth and women of the rural and slum based communities in Delhi and outside through life-skills cultivation and technical trainings in contemporary market driven trades that prepare the marginalized beneficiaries for jobs and, or, small business enterprises. PIEE major role is to provide training to empower youth & women with entrepreneurship and related practical skills from marginalized communities. Under PIEE All Courses are conducted according to the Qualification Pack of NSDC under NSQF. Major courses offered have been in the Sectors of IT/ITeS, Beauty & Wellness, Telecom, Apparel, Construction, Agriculture, Retail &Hospitality and RPL. Job Roles have been decided according to the interest and aptitude of candidates seeking skill in a particular sector.

This Institute also covers members of Self Help Groups in Delhi and outside as its target group for its empowerment through training oriented economic activities which involve production and marketing functions as means to economic end. As such, components like vocational training, life-skill up-gradation, production, marketing, micro-credit, micro-financing, job opportunities and micro-business enterprises form the fiber of this institute.

HomeFunctions of PIEE
HomeConducting market survey to identify locations and trades prior to setting-up a training centre
HomeProviding Vocational Education/Training to create opportunities for productive livelihoods and jobs
HomeLaunching trades for training, based on market survey
HomeCultivating and up-grading vocational skills
HomeDeveloping Technical skills
HomeForming Self-Help Groups that derive their income from micro-enterprises, supported by micro-credit
HomeProducing market driven goods/services
HomeCreating marketing avenues for profit from sales
HomeEnsuring opportune placements (job/small-business set-up) for the beneficiaries
HomeMaking the centers self-sustainable through revenue generation
HomeCreating new training centers
HomeUp-scaling existing centers and their programs as per contemporary market trends.

Objectives of PIEE

HomeTo improve the occupational skills and technical knowledge of trainees and to raise their efficiency and increase productive ability by providing training in the field of Computer, Typing, Stenography, Dress Designing, Cutting Tailoring and Embroidery, Beauty Culture, Auto-mobile repairing, Screen Printing and Book Binding, Candle Making, House Wiring etc.
HomeTo organize training and orientation course for key resource persons, master trainers on designing, development and implementation of skill development programmes
HomeTo widen the range of knowledge and understanding of social, economic and political systems in order to create critical awareness about the environment
HomePromote national goals such as secularism, national integration population control, community development, women's equality, productivity, water conservation and environment.

Operational Areas

Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment (PIEE), presently covers the slum clusters and re- settlement colonies like Jahangirpuri, Tughlakabad, Vasant Vihar, Batti Mines, Dakshin puri, Vivek Vihar, Pandav Nagar, Bhagwanpur, Narela, Hari Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Zakheera etc. for Vocational Training and Community mobilization. Instructors working with Prayas Institute of Economic Empowerment are trained from NVTI/ITI or having other higher qualifications with relevant experience.