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.
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.
Our vision for the region by the year 2023 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.
We are also extending our Secondary Schools program to 120 government high schools across 4 districts in Assam. This program is aimed to enable students in government secondary schools to break barriers of accessing technology, enhancing their agency and building 21st century skills to make informed career and life choices using STEM and coding.
Vision 2023 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 and STEM learning
- Create and establish model youth clubs and youth resource centres in the community to address social issues
Vision 2023 will reach 50,000 youth in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim. Out of these, 36,000 youth will be from colleges, ITIs and VTIs, and 14,000 will be adolescents from government higher secondary schools. This includes building capacities of 500 facilitators and 100 centres across these states.
- 8 Vocational Training Centres
- 28 Industrial Training Institutes
- 135 Facilitators Trained
- 14,930 Youth Trained
- 66% Youth In Work