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Tamil Nadu, South

Our focus in Tamil Nadu is on organizations that work with youth, with an emphasis on smaller towns and rural areas. 


In Tamil Nadu, we partner with Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Vocational Training Centres and colleges to deliver life skills and career development training using a blended learning curriculum to a diverse spectrum of youth in the state.

Vision 2020

The Tamil Nadu Vision 2020 is to impact 20,000 youth across all 32 districts in the state by building their skills and knowledge to face life and work challenges more effectively. We aim to create student-centric learning environments while breaking biases and restrictive mindsets towards students across Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Vocational Training Centres (VTIs).

Need and Strategy

Our aim is to help break barriers to opportunities that students face due to the biases that work against them based on the backgrounds they come from. We will act against these barriers by building engaging, learner-centric environments across ITIs and other vocational centres through a mix of blended learning materials and strategies:

  • Foundational skills built up through curriculum in life skills, work skills, customer interaction, communicative English, career development and entrepreneurship
  • Classrooms transformed through use of digital lessons, workbooks, outbound projects, industry exposure activities, and various self-assessments

By using blended learning curriculum like digital sessions, classroom sessions, workbooks, outdoor activities, exposure to the world of work, assessments, career connect assignments and self-assessments we aim to create a model of real-world work experiences. 

By leveraging this strong network, we aim to build in the region, we hope to equip young people with all the skills necessary for them to take charge of their own career paths.



  • 111 Industrial Training Institutes
  • 17 Vocational Training Centres
  • 687 Facilitators Trained
  • 46,221 Youth Trained
  • 60% Youth In Work
  • 32 No. of districts


Y. Sarumathi

Program Associate, Tamil Nadu

Rubini Raghunathan

Program Associate, Tamil Nadu

Saswathan M

Program Officer, Tamil Nadu

Jeevan Kumar C

Program Officer, Tamil Nadu