Location

Assam & the region, 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. We also equip govt. high school students with skills for digital literacy, coding, career development, and building agency.

About

We have been working with Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and National Skills Training Institutes (NSTIs) to provide key employability skills training to young people in the region.

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

NGOs are rooted within the community here, and by partnering with them we hope to demonstrate the value of a blended-learning approach to skill development. We work with Vocational Training Institutes (VTIs) — including knowledge partners & network alliances — in Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

Vision 2023

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 have also extended our Secondary Schools Program to 150 government high schools across 11 districts in Assam. This program is aimed to enable students in government secondary schools to break barriers of accessing technology, to enhance their agency and build 21st century skills to make informed career and life choices using STEM and coding. An extended, teacher training model is also being implemented in Arunachal’s Changlang, Lower Dibang Valley and Lohit districts impacting 250+ teachers in over 100 schools.

Strategy and Approach

Vision 2023 is focused on 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.

Impact

  • 17,000+ Youth Trained
  • 68% Youth In Work
  • 230+ Facilitators Trained
  • 13,000+ High School Students
  • 250 Govt. High Schools
  • 12 Vocational Training Institutes
  • 38 Industrial Training Institutes
  • 3 National Skills Training Institutes
  • 52 Districts
  • 8 States in the Region

Partners