Location

North East, East

In this region, our work is focused on helping young people find employment and establish their careers through courses offered in partnership with institutes and youth organizations.

About

We have been working with government institutes and Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to provide career counselling and guidance to young people in the region.

Our offerings are primarily short-term courses on career development and life skills. Our goal is to create a model career resource centre in partnership with ITIs that can be replicated by other state governments, allowing them to focus more strongly on career development in their training.

NGOs operate with an intense connection with the community here, and by partnering with them we hope to demonstrate to the larger community, the value of a blended learning approach to skill development.

Vision 2020

Our vision for the region by the year 2020 is to cover all eight North Eastern states in three years by working with civil societies, government agencies, corporates and local youth clubs to provide quality skills training and bridge the education – skills divide.

Need and Strategy

Vision 2020 aims to achieve four major objectives:

  • Provide quality skills training with linkages to jobs and employers
  • Build a career development program for youth in schools and colleges
  • Bridge the gap of digital and informational divide through digital literacy programs
  • Create and establish model youth clubs and youth resource centres in the community to address social issues

Vision 2020 will reach 50,000 youth in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim. Out of these, 30,000 youth will be from schools and colleges, and 20,000 will be youth from higher secondary schools, ITIs and colleges.

Impact

  • 11 Partners
  • 15 Centres
  • 44 Facilitators Trained
  • 5,107 Youth Trained
  • 61% Youth In Work