Vocational Training Institute
The VTI - Vocational Training Institute of the YWCA offers quality courses on a highly subsidised scale, specially geared to school drop-outs and other less qualified young women. The courses conducted are.

Nursing Care Assistants Course
Companion Help to Aged, Sick & Infants
Balwadi Teacher's cum Creche Worker's
Office Assistants
Costume Jewellery
Cooking & Baking

This course has always been in great demand, as a1rnost an the trainees after obtaining the YWCA Certificates find suitable employment in many of the City's reputed hospitals and nursing homes. The Nursing Care Assistant's course caters to the SSC pass and above candidates from Marathi, English and Hindi mediums.

This course aims at imparting basic training in "Home Nursing" to lesser qualified girls & women and provide the knowledge and skill in the care of healthy, the sick, the aged and infants, thereby achieving the twin objectives of giving care and employment. 

The objective of the course is to provide help and companionship to the aged, sick and bed-ridden patients who need understanding, assistance and care. 
Minimum Qualification: 7th Standard
Medium of Instruction: Marathi, Hindi

This course was initially started in 1986, with 13 girls. This course is in great demand as Balsevikas are assured of jobs in Balwadis and Creches and YWCA also helps to place them. The course contents give the trainees a lot of experience, widen their outlook and instill a great deal of self-confidence in them.
Minimum Qualification: SSC Pass or Fail
Medium of Instruction: Marathi, Hindi

For an Office Assistant, the demand in the commercial fields is high. The remuneration is attractive and the job quite secure. The present requirement in offices is handling of Computers. Hence, to give completeness to the course, knowledge of computers is essential. The candidates will simultaneously enroll in the Computer Course. For details refer to the topic on "Computers". 

Orientation Programme for VTI Students Exams at VTI

Apart from the regular curriculum, extra curricular activities and subjects were introduced

a) "Women's studies" consisted of a series of 25 lectures. Some of the topics were law, health,environment, women's issues and women's movement. Resource persons from various faculties were invited. An inter-class skit competition was held as a culmination of the women studies series lectures. The skit presented the understanding students had about women's issues.

b) A programme on the topic "Reconciliation: A precondition for peace" was held for students as part of the Week of Prayer of YMCA/YWCA. Mrs. Hirekar Chairperson - WDU addressed the girls in Marathi on the topic.

c) Traditional Day was celebrated with great fanfare. The students put up fancy dress shows and presented songs and dance as part of the celebrations.

d) Workshops/Awareness programmes were held on the issues of family planning, AIDS/HIV Awareness, Gas Adalat, Value education dealing with issues related to abortion, life coping skills dealing with stress and time management. Resource persons from various institutions were invited to conduct these sessions.

e) Companion Help for Sick Aged and Infants students were also sent to Anand Welfare Centre for a two-day workshop on HIV/AIDS on 19th and 20th May 2001.

f) The Balwadi teachers training and Crèche workers course students also held the annual teaching aids exhibition.

g) The library for the VTI students as well as for the staff has been replenished with more books and user friendly.