Education
 India
Project #17470

Employment Readiness Program

by Vidya Poshak

Summary

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.
$20,000
total goal
$15,304
remaining
17
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.vidyaposhak.org
Our Student Kavita talking about her success

Organization Information

Vidya Poshak

Location: Dharwad, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​www.vidyaposhak.org
Project Leader:
Venkatesan N
Dharwad, Karnataka India