Non-Formal Education (NFE)
NFE classes from 1 to 7 are coordinated by Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Dang districts under the funding, supervision, and monitoring of UCEP-Nepal. Presently, about 400 underprivileged children are benefiting from this program where the duration of the class hours range from 2 to 3 in the mornings.
Every year minimum of four most deserving students of class seven from each of the NFE schools are offered scholarship for vocational training at STTS.
Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT)
STTS has been imparting modular training programs developed by the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) with some ramification.Presently, following job-oriented modular training programs are imparted at
| All these modular courses are 1 year long – 6 months in case of Motorcycle Mechanic training.
Besides these regular training programs, STTS also offers short-term and package programs according to the needs of the trainees or sponsoring agencies.
UCEP-Nepal also has hostel facilities for children. In this program, children attend NFE for one year. They are taught applied subjects – Nepali, English, Science, and Mathematics. In the second year, they are imparted vocational training in one of the six trades at STTS.
Since its establishment one and a half years ago, the Placement Unit has been able to employ more than 80 percent of the trainees who have successfully completed the training. It has played a pivotal role in establishing these underprivileged children in the job market.
It has widened the scope of the training programs by linking the training with the real world environment. Some of its activities are making directory of trade-wise potential employers, networking with other technical training institutes, arranging trade visits, making arrangements for on-the-job training (OJT), and field visits. Exchanging information during the follow-up process has also aided to improve quality of the training and making it more market relevant.