Our work in Karnataka began over a decade ago. Since then, we have become a strong partner in the network of NGOs that work in the area of education and employability for young people.
In dealing with the challenges of this sector, we partner with Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Government universities and other organisations working with men and women in the age group of 17 to 30.
As we set to expand our work in northern Karnataka in the coming months, we are intensifying our work with the Government and focusing further on career development and guidance for young people.
We are also exploring the issues women face when securing employment and the potential solutions they may use.
The vision for Karnataka by the year 2020 is to impact 50,000 youth by partnering with 100 organisations across 30 districts in the state to help young people build critical 21st century skills to initiate their career journeys.
Our work is geared towards youth in the age group of 16 to 35, with a targeted focus towards young women and youth in northern Karnataka.
Need and Strategy
The aim is to create meaningful learning experiences across all MyQuest centres in the state through a mix of blended learning materials and strategies through:
- Blended Learning – the use of digital lessons, outbound projects and industry exposure activities to create a blended learning environment and transform the traditional classroom
- Focus on Trainers – capacity building of trainers and institutions and to advocate the blended learning approach throughout our centres
- Continuous Support – engaging actively and continuously with trainers and institutes through online forums, visits, and other means
- More Than a Job – a solid focus beyond jobs and on long-term career planning and development for students
Through these approaches, we aim to create engaging learning experiences for young learners.
- 10 Model VTIs and ITIs
- 400 Facilitators Trained
- 40,000 Youth Trained
- 61% Youth In Work
- 28 Districts