Skilling the Unskilled
Skill building and training of human resources is imperative for India as India’s population will rise to 1.3 billion by 2020, out of which 60 percent will be within the working age. Skilling the workforce is directly linked to the aspect of nation building. Skilled workforce is an indispensable factor that drives the growth of economy and production.
However, in the current scenario there are obstacles in the labour market due to severe skill mismatch. This brings ahead important issues such as high rates of unemployment among the masses and low remuneration for those who are forced to work in the informal sectors of the economy. Skill building is not just about establishing training centres across the country, but also about resolving the challenges and complaints of the non-competitive and unskilled workforce.
Only 2.3 percent of India’s total workforce has undergone some type of skill training and is far behind compared to 68 percent in the UK and 52 percent in the US. As per the latest survey by the Labour Bureau for 2013-14, only 6.8 percent of people aged 15 years or above have received or were receiving vocational training, of which only 2.8 percent was through formal channels, while 4 percent was through the informal sysytem.
The gap is extremely alarming anticipating our growing workforce and the rates of unemployment. Skill building is extremely crucial for India to emerge as a developed nation as a skilled workforce is the backbone of any developed nation and is responsible for its robust economy.
CAF India Interventions and Achievements
Through CAF India’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and Give As You Earn employee giving programme, in association with our NGO partners, we are working towards building opportunities and infrastructure support for skill and livelihood building. Some of our projects include tailoring, small vocational training, IT training, entrepreneurship and small scale business support, green skilling, art and craft skilling, beautician courses and placements through our NGOs partners.
We have benefitted 18,167 people so far through our initiatives. This may seem like a small number on the national level, but our reach is gradually growing and we hope to touch more lives with every passing year.
Support us to impart skill building to the marginalized section of the society and help them make their future bright.
We have set up an online donation page to collect organisational as well as individual contributions. Let us come together and build a skilled India.
Send us a cheque favouring ‘Charities Aid Foundation India’ to the address below:
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India
Plot / Site No.2, First Floor,
Sector C (OFC Pocket),
Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi – 110070
* All donations are exempt under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961, for contributions within the country.