Location

Kerala, South

In the state of Kerala, there is a need to make career opportunities visible and accessible to young people. Through our courses we empower youth to make informed career and life decisions. 

About

In Kerala, we have an active partnership with the Department of Employment Training, civil society organizations and other skill development agencies to equip young learners with relevant employability skills required for 21st century careers. Our MyQuest program has presence in all the 14 districts of the state.

The program upskills young people between the ages of 17-30, in collaboration with training centres and institutes to provide career-centered guidance and mentorship.

To equip trainers, we are working closely with Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and skilling organizations in their training spaces. Our aim is to expand on the work accomplished with ITIs and VTIs by providing training opportunities to build capacities of trainers and institution leaders.

Vision 2023

The Kerala Vision 2023 is to impact 50,000 youth by enabling training organizations to create and offer quality learning experiences, to help young people make informed life and career decisions.

Our blended learning curriculum is powered by digital sessions, classroom sessions, workbooks, outdoor activities, industry engagement, assessments, and career connect opportunities. 

Strategy and Approach

In Kerala, young people constitute nearly 30% of the population. They play a critical role in taking the state forward in all respects. Despite having strong human development indicators, the skilling sector is evolving itself into a thriving system. To this endeavour, we play a crucial role with a focused, systematic intervention.

This focused intervention will be done using a variety of blended learning materials and strategies to help recreate work experiences at the training centres, with planned industry exposure activities, outbound projects, self-assessments and a digital learning curriculum to begin early adoption of technology at the workplace.

Impact

  • 10,374 Youth Trained
  • 63% Youth In Work
  • 110 Facilitators Trained
  • 20 Vocational Training Institutes
  • 13 Industrial Training Institutes
  • 5 Partner Organizations
  • 14 Districts

Partners

Team

Anil Augustine

Placement Associate, Kerala

Namitha Tresa

Program Associate, Kerala

Jijeesh Tomy

Program Officer, Kerala