“Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and you feed them for a lifetime”.

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship development efforts across the country have been highly fragmented so far. Though India enjoys the demographic advantage of having the youngest workforce with an average age of 29 years in comparison with the advanced economies, as opposed to the developed countries, where the percentage of skilled workforce is between 60% and 90% of the total workforce, India records a low 5% of workforce (20-24 years) with formal employability skills.

This challenge becomes enormous as the recent studies indicate that employers found just about 25% of Indian graduates are ‘employable’ in the organized sector. The informal sector which comprises 93% of the workforce has no skilling mechanism, as the skill development takes place on the job.

With a goal to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talents of the Indian youth and to enhance their technical expertise CEDP Trust focuses on Youth Skill Development as one of its pillars.

CEDP has introduced different courses on Skill development to empower the youth community and to make them self-sustained. Since its inception CEDP Trust has strived to provide the most relevant training solutions to not only the metro and the mini-metro cities of the country, but to the most remote geographies so that the student communities at large can benefit from the knowledge gained from the education provided and enhance their employ-ability and therefore, employment opportunities.

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