As part of its Capacity Building Programme, SEWA Delhi endeavors to provide skill training to women and adolescent girls in order to enable them to become economically self-reliant. At the Vocational Centres located in the slum and resettlement colonies where SEWA Delhi works, women and adolescent girls are provided vocational training in embroidery, cutting & tailoring, mehendi application and art and craft.
In April 2009, SEWA Delhi in collaboration with State Bank Academy (SBA) conducted a soft skill training program of six months duration. The course was started as a pilot project for the benefit of underprivileged girls of slum areas mainly Rajiv Nagar and Sunder Nagri, where SEWA Delhi is currently working. Thirty Four girls successfully completed a training programme with the academy in Basic Accountancy, Computer Application, and Spoken English. SEWA Delhi is now carrying out a follow-up action with these girls by providing them career counseling, linking them to various livelihood opportunities and providing them advanced trainings in computer and tally. This year, the next batch of the training has started. Apart from training in computer application and spoken English, girls are also being given lessons in banking services.