In Delhi, our focus is on youth — especially young women. We aim to open up diverse career opportunities for them by empowering them with skills necessary to succeed in a 21st century workplace.
We partner with colleges, women’s institutes, NGOs, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Polytechnics to provide skills training for young women. We also work a host of other key stakeholders like institute principals, trainers, placement officers and the industry.
In working closely with the government, we have the ability to create a model that will serve as a standard in the region for creating change.
Our vision for Delhi-NCR is to reach out to 26,000 young people by the year 2023 to build critical 21st century skills to assist them as they navigate their career pathways. We are looking at holistically shaping the system to make women ITIs robust and thriving institutes for career development, and nurturing influential models of industry engagement.
Out of these 26,000 young people that we aim to serve, at least 80% will be young women.
Strategy and Approach
To achieve this vision, we are working primarily with government ITIs and Polytechnics, along with a few community centres with the following goals in place:
- A customized blended learning curriculum will be delivered which includes digital sessions, classroom sessions, workbooks for self-reflection, outdoor activities, and exposure to the world of work.
- Simultaneously, the training of trainers (ToTs) on key facilitation skills, industry engagement and gender will be organized across institutes.
- Special focus will be laid on capacity building of principals to chart their projects of change management.
- We help institutes set up placement cells which drive both industry engagement and to connect youth to relevant opportunities.
- We also set up admission counselling units in schools and ITIs to help young women make informed career decisions at critical junctures of their lives.
- 14,200 Youth Trained
- 37% Youth in Work
- 4 Vocational Training Institutes
- 5 Polytechnics
- 21 Industrial Training Institutes
- 160 Trainers, Placement Officers, Principals
- 1 Partner Organizations
- 13 Districts