India is a labor-intensive country with over 50% of its population below the age of 25 and 65% of its population below the age of 35. Nearly 45% of the country’s youth drop out of school before high school. This leaves them with no formal education or skill set to get a meaningful employment and career progression. This affects them socially, economically and psychologically.
Vedanta Foundation’s forerunner program ‘Vedanta Rojgar Yojana’ trains, provides certifications and extends job-placement assistance to unemployed youth. Vedanta Foundation has trained more than 1.4 million youth, through its Vocational Training Centres across the nation. In response to the large-scale unemployment, the Vocational Training Program was revamped into Employment Linked Skill Training Program.
With this background, Skill Training Centres under Vedanta Rojgar Yojana intend to enable youth to find good employment. The project aims to alleviate poverty, unemployment, and inequality.