India is gunning to be a $5 trillion economy by 2025-26 and is slated to have the world’s largest workforce by 2027. It is, therefore, imperative, that youth from tier II/III (non-metro) towns and villages have equitable access and are equipped to grab a fair share of this opportunity. Our Skilling initiative impacts elementary and middle school students, as well as graduates from these areas.
It has designed skill development programs to support students and unemployed youth to acquire job-oriented skills and join the formal employment sector. Through innovative pilots, leveraging emerging technology in classrooms and an integrated learning management system, the impact of these programs has been made economically viable and scalable, to gradually effect rural transformation.
We believe success should be measured by the lives that have been changed. Our Skilling initiative has helped students and unemployed youth to discover their true potential. We will continue to build partnerships with organizations and individuals to deliver impact in rural & semi-urban India.
I enjoyed being part of the program because every Fellow was given an equal opportunity. It has helped me break out of my limitations.
Preeti Hiremath, SkillPlus
“My exposure to English had been limited largely to textbooks, but I wanted to learn it as a language and not merely as a school subject.”
Yellamma Ramanagoudra, Skill in Village