Pratham model is based on strong industry linkages and youth counseling, and focuses on hands-on skills training. Courses taught include construction, hospitality, automotive mechanic, healthcare nursing and beauty & wellness services. In addition to industry specific skills, students also learn basic English, computer literacy and life skills. Pratham has a four-step mechanism which includes mobilization from source, training, placement in jobs or entrepreneurship, and post-placement support.For youth who are interested in setting up their own enterprises near their homes and to support creation of new jobs, Pratham provides the capital asset and mentoring support to set up micro-enterprises. We have supported 1,000 such youth (primarily women) to set up successful enterprises in the fields of beauty, electrical service and construction.