Every year around 15 million young boys and girls enter India’s workforce – potentially an enormous pool of employable skilled talent – yet the country faces a huge skills gap. A major cause has been a lack of access to and focus on quality training in market relevant skills. Especially affected are young job-seekers from economically disadvantaged households in rural and semi-urban areas who make up the majority.
Operating in its factory and agribusiness catchments, ITC’s Skilling & Vocational Training Programmer provides them with much-needed opportunities to access high quality but affordable market-linked skills closer to their homes. Focusing on the most disadvantaged – economically and socially – it offers them a basket of market relevant skills in the manufacturing and services sectors, supported by employment linkages.
By providing these young citizens with industry-ready skills, the Programmer enhances their employ ability in today’s competitive business environment so that they can fulfill their aspirations for a brighter future