Community College

St.Xavier's Community college or People’s College is a basic educational system visioned by Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation for the basic education of the poor and to the welfare of the country and to create responsible citizens. This system is long routed in India for the last one decade. There are more 224 community colleges all around India and abroad. Trivandrum Social Service Society is the pioneer organization to establish a Community College in Trivandrum, that's in the year 2006, with the aim of making the dropped out youth employable and building in them the aptitude to perform well what they learned. St. Xavier’s Community Collage is affiliated to the Indian Centre for Research and Development of Community Education (ICRDCE), Chennai. Community college is situated in the Chakkai-Enchakkal bypass road, opposite to the Ananthapuri Hospital, Chackkai. The reporting year is the 7th year of functioning of the Community College. Last couple of years we have 350 students attend different job roles, and now they are working abroad and different part of our Country

A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: most community colleges have an “open enrollment” with a high school (also known as senior secondary school) completion, but usually refers to an educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic teams and dormitories similar to their university counterparts. In India, 98 community colleges are recognized by the University Grants Commission. The courses offered by these colleges are diplomas, advance diplomas and certificate courses. The duration of these courses usually ranges from six months to two years

Achivements

Those who dropped out before 10th std education are personally motivated to return in regular education or vocational trainning. Those joined got opportunity to participate co-curricular activities and improved their cultural talents and social habits. More than 90% trainees are employed and yearning their livelihood. Past three years, in 3 batches, 97% students are employed various countries -Kerala / India. Their higher salary is about 30 thousand and minimum salary is about 5 thousand.

Community college is not what it used to be—in fact, there are major incentives to attending a local junior college. Not to mention the obvious financial advantage, junior college is a place where you can knock out your general courses and explore your other interests on a schedule that works for you. In my own experience, I found that junior college was a great place for me to figure out what major I was going to pursue and where I would eventually obtain my degree from. One of the most impressive professors that I have had the pleasure of learning from taught at the community school I attended, and some of the most interesting people I have ever met went there—think famous rock stars back from a tour in Europe just looking to learn a little Spanish. Maybe I just got lucky, but I'd like to think that community schools can offer something to everyone.