Mahatma Gandhi, said that India’s strength lies in its villages. Rural areas contribute significantly to the overall growth and economic development of a country. The opportunity for India largely lies in the skilling of the youth in the country and the skill development in rural India is essential to ensure the equitable distribution of benefits of the development amongst all sections of the society. As responsible citizens, it is our duty to be a part of this mission.
With the changing economic environment, it is essential to focus on imparting and promoting the skill sets of the young population of India as the countries with advanced and improved levels of skills adjust more effectively to the opportunities and challenges of world of work. In spite of the emphatic stress laid on education and training in India, there is still a shortage of skilled manpower to address the rising needs and demands of the economy.
There is no dearth of jobs. The shortage really is of the required skills for a particular job. Many a time, an organization needs only 10+2 candidates from a rural background to fill its vacancies. Training and placement institutes can match organization’s and the candidate’s requirement. Perfect matching is the key to good placement. The idea is to get the right candidate for the right job.
National Skills Development Center (NSDC) has projected an incremental requirement of 347 million skilled personnel in 21 high growth sectors in India by 2022 but the country is faced with a significant skill development challenge as over the next decade, every year approximately 12 million people are expected to join the workforce. In contrast, the country has a total training capacity of around 4.3 million, which is just 36% of the entrants and thus depriving every year around 64% newcomers of the opportunity of the skill development training. Evidently, India will face a great challenge of bridging this gap and developing skills of its increasing workforce over the next few decades.
Given this paucity of job opportunities in the government sectors, skill development and skill-based jobs have gained prominence in the country in the past few years as it has become easier for the people/students to acquire employment in industries and other private sectors by acquiring different technical and other skills. Catering to the requirements of local industries, our experts visit schools, identify students who aspire to acquire skills of their choice and accordingly arrange training programs for their skill development with the support of local administration and help them get engaged by industries in their surroundings for their economic self-reliance.
Further, our projects include women empowerment to enable them have control over their lives and put forth influence in society. Women often face discrimination and gender inequalities, with some women experiencing multiple discrimination and exclusion because of factors such as background or caste. Women often have different training needs than men, since they are more likely to work as contributing family workers, subsistence farmers, home-based micro entrepreneurs, or low-paid seasonal laborers, in addition to handling their domestic work and care responsibilities. Skills development is a key to improving household productivity, employability and income-earning opportunities for women and also for enhancing sustainable rural development and livelihoods