Employment Readiness Program



Employment Readiness Program (ERP) will enable 200 rural final year graduates to gain skills that would make them employable. The project will provide employment skills that most youth lack i.e , English Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Interview skills amongst others.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

As per the CII's National Skills Report two thirds of our skill pool is not fit to have a Job. According to World economic forum's global risks 2014 Unemployment appears second overall. In India almost 25 million youth complete graduation in three main streams Arts, Commerce and Science. Of these barely 25% are employable. The rest of the youth are quite capable of being employable except for want of a few basic skills that the mainstream education system does not cover.

How will this project solve this problem?

The employment skills that most youth lack are, English Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and Interview skills amongst others. Rural students can't afford to pay for or stay in cities where these trainings are conducted. We plan to make trainings available in a combination of online and offline content, students in final year of graduation can pick up these skills and practice for an extended period. We will provide a Tablet PC to every student and train them offline using technology.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will work with 200 final year rural economically challenged students during the year and make them Job ready. Vidya Poshak placement team would make sure these students get placed and start their career when they complete their graduation. When these students get placed their families would be out of poverty forever.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,196
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $17,804
Total Funding Goal: $20,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


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Vidya Poshak

Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Project Leader

Venkatesan N

Dharwad, Karnataka India

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