Functional Vocational Training and Research Society
Adolescent Entrepreneurs
Adolescent Entrepreneurs
FVTRS takes special efforts to reach out to adolescent/youth who live in socially and economically vulnerable conditions.
Adolescent Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship Redefined
The development of entrepreneurial skills is the quintessential component of the training programme.
Adolescent Entrepreneurs
Making Youth Employable
We live in a world where the demand for skill hugely outstrips the supply.
Welcome to FVTRS
A broad framework for Vocational Training for the benefit of the unorganised sector in India was instituted by Misereor- a German Funding Organisation - following the realisation that non-formal vocational training was a very critical need in India, and needed special focus and support in addition to the regular support provided by Misereor to its partners for other development interventions. This concept paved way for starting Functional Vocational Training and Research Society (FVTRS) in 1993. The focus was on making the target community – school dropout and illiterate youth – employable by building skills to earn a living in a trade of their choice, and preferably to become successful entrepreneurs to effect more employment for others.
"A just and humane society of empowered communities, equipped with skills to contribute to their personal well-being and to that of society."
Lighting of the lamp by dignitaries
Floral tribute to Bro Jose Vetticattil
Lecture by Dr MV Rajeev Gowda
FVTRS' New Office Building
Unveiling the Plaque by Mr Jorn Rohde
Annual Partners’ Meet 2014
The implementing partners of FVTRS, from across the country, will meet on 29 October 2014 at Hotel Green Park, Chennai and discuss various matters concerning skill training project implementation.


"Amit is a physically challenged and school dropout youth whose parents are agricultural labourers who work also in local brick kilns."
Lighting of the lamp by dignitaries
Shri Suresh Kodikunnil, addressing the audience
Participants of the NSC 2013
Shri JD Seelam speaks during valedictory
FVTRS' New Office Building
Official inauguration of New Office Building
National Skill Conference 2014
The 8th National Skill Conference of FVTRS is scheduled to be held on 30-31 October, 2014 at Hotel Green Park, Chennai. Government Officials, Resource Persons from various sectors, Local Non-profit Organisations and FVTRS’ partners will participate in the conference. The theme of the NSC is SKILL INDIA.


Photo Gallery
National Skill Conference 2014
at Chennai, 30-31 October, 2014
NSC Concept Note 2014
New Release

As FVTRS completes 20 years of her service to the nation, a special Souvenir will be released on 30 October during the National Skill Conference.


FVTRS has prepared documentary films on life skills. The titles of the documentary films are:
Personal Appearance
Positive Thinking
Self Esteem
Basics of Communication Entrepreneurial Skills

These documentary films will be released on 30 October during the National Skill Conference. A set of five DVDs can be availed from FVTRS for a contribution of Rs.1000.

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