India has a massive jobs challenge.
India’s workforce of half a billion people face a paradox. On the one hand, India is poised to have the largest, and youngest workforce in the world. On the other hand, firms are unable to hire skilled workers because of skill-mismatches.
Every year, ~50 million students in India dropout of high school. Less than 5% of students have received any formal career coaching. 30% of India’s youth are neither employed nor in education or training. Many join the informal economy with limited to no growth prospects/ social security.
These statistics highlight the disconnect between school curriculum and the aspirations and pecuniary necessities faced by young Indians. This disconnect is more profound for youth from low income communities who have stressed budgets, little or no access to formal employment opportunities and no career planning advice, creating a dire need to reform and supplement the education and employability landscape to not only match the existing demand in the employment landscape but also prepare the school kids for the future world of work.
Hence, it’s imperative to equip them with relevant skills, that will enable them to avail opportunities and achieve their potential.
Our mission is to provide the right knowledge, tools and resources for young people to make informed decisions about their future.
We believe in systematic change and work in partnerships with government, business, schools and civil society to deliver high quality affordable career planning and 21st century skills to students, so that they are best placed to realise their true potential.