Need:

  • In India, less than 5% of the current workforce is formally skilled. This means that India proportionally has far fewer formally skilled workers compared to other economies like Korea (96%), Japan (80%), Germany (75%), UK (68%) and China (40%). Formal skilling may come in the form of an advanced degree from an accredited university, but for many students, spending years out of work to study is not an option. This is where shorter skilling courses may be useful in helping students learn a formal skill that will lead directly to steady employment. In the 1960’s Korea was faced with a shortage of skilled workers, similar to India’s current deficiency. The Korean government decided to prioritize skilling by creating public vocational training institutes, standardizing skill-testing methods, and providing employment service for trained workers. Additionally, the government pushed to make sure that skilled workers and technicians received the recognition they deserve through high praise for good results in national and world skilling competitions. The numbers speak for themselves, as now 96% of the Korean workforce is formally skilled. In Germany, youth unemployment is very low thanks in part to a skilling system that is heavily integrated into the German education track. Germany’s famous dual-skilling method prepares over half of the country’s youth directly for industry by giving them both a vocational education and an industry apprenticeship. In countries like Germany and Korea where the general population is highly skilled, skilling is recognized as providing a direct and practical path to employment which can quickly fill jobs in many industries. With the existing unemployment scenario in India, there is a projected need for skilled laborers in many sectors including construction (320 lakh projected jobs), retail (107 lakhs), beauty/wellness (82 lakhs), electronics (69 lakhs), transportation (62.2 lakhs) that could potentially go unfulfilled. Changing the perception of skilling and promoting these programs could put India on a path to acquiring the skills necessary for its economic future

Our Vision:

Empowering youth on a journey out of poverty by creating sustainable programs for training them for employability or entrepreneurship including vocational skilling, job placement and creation of enterprises.

Objectives:

  1. To provide vocational skills training to youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, for employment and self employment
  2. To help youth build confidence and develop the foundation skills needed to succeed in the professional world
  3. To meet the labor demands of high growth sectors in India
  4. To develop education entrepreneurs across different states through mentoring and financial support
CSR Opportunity
PROGRESS-O-METER

Students trained - 1,00,000
* *Students trained in industry specific skills.

Placement Rate - 80%
Entrepreneurs Supported - 1,500+
No of states - 16
Woman In Non Traditional Trades