Consider these astonishing facts:
71% of Indians are below 35 years of age. (We are a “young” country.)
Between 90% to 94% these either never go to school or drop out between kindergarten and class 10+2. Just 6% make it to the 10+2 stage and even the regular college degree which our “educated” youth go in for is most often irrelevant in today’s context for the sake of employment generation and National GDP enhancement.
While 95% of the world youth between 15 to 35 years of age learn a vocation, a skill or a trade, hardly 2% of our population goes for formal Vocational training! What makes matters worse is that we in India have identified only 71 trades from an available choice of 2,500 Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs.
Out of our 430 million workforces, a staggering 94% work in the ‘unorganized sector’ and about 6% in the ‘organized sector’.
The task of Skilling India is huge and our efforts just a drop in the ocean. But we are determined to make a visible difference and also make it sustainable. The need of the day is for all skilling companies to increase the scale of operations to be able to do so. For this, we require the support of like-minded individuals like you to help and to help right now by taking the initiative. You can contribute by