In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the ILO Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, jointly assessed the impact of the crisis on the Western Balkan labour markets. The latest impact assessment report is on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
More young people live in India than in any other country and their numbers are projected to increase for decades to come. More than 12 million enter the workforce each year yet few have the skills required for employment. The Government of India has set a target to skill 400 million people by 2022 and established the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as part of this mission. Through NSDC, government is engaged with private sector partners to advance strategic approaches in skills development by creating public-private partnerships with companies involved in skill training.
The publication is intended to be a first step towards generating knowledge on the role of private sector in skills generation for increased inclusiveness and employability. It includes several case studies from Turkey, in which the private sector has created significant added-value through private sector-led or PPP models of skills design and delivery. It elaborates on the lessons-learned from these cases to pave the way for further action and research on how business actors can contribute to skills development, especially for the disadvantaged.
Youth4Jobs provides skill development to differently-abled youth from rural areas. This organization has developed unique training and outreach modules that are changing perceptions about disabled youth and their capabilities to work among employers, parents and youth themselves. Youth4Jobs has devised an integrated course to improve soft skills, English language efficiency and sector specific competencies.
: Dr. Reddy’s Foundation (DRF) is a non-profit partner of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. DRF acts as a catalyst of change that fosters, develops and promotes initiative at individual, group and organizational levels to achieve sustainable development. It provides short term skill training to youth aged 18-30 years to provide immediate access to market relevant skills and jobs. DRF has improved livelihoods of 340,131 youth through training, including 7,884 disabled youth.
B-ABLE is a skill development arm of BASIX Social Enterprise Group. It has been engaged in providing training to Indian youth since 2009, where it provided industry specific and hands-on skills to disadvantaged sections of the society. Its main objective is to create an environment for lifelong learning, economic empowerment and inclusive development through skills.
The All India Society for Electronic and Computer Technology (AISECT) was created to bridge the information and communications technology gap between urban and rural areas of India. AISECT empowers youth with skill training and it also use the franchise model to build entrepreneurial network.
NIIT Yuva Jyoti is a skill development venture, which actively focuses on disadvantaged youth and school dropouts from cities in India with population under 1 million. It uses the Source-Train-Place model, where it works to provide local job opportunities for local youth especially in information technology sector.
IndiaCan Education Private Limited is a private company, who is targeting challenges like unemployed youth, welfare disadvantage people, lack of employment opportunities by providing technical skills to fulfill industry’s need for qualified technical staff. IndiaCan has provided training to more than 75,000 students, which resulted in a 75 percent after training placement
IL&FS is one of the leading private skilling company in India. It provides placement driven skill training to diverse range of groups from school dropouts to high school, higher secondary school and ITI graduates. IL&FS training ranges from manufacturing, service, construction, hospitality and textile and apparel industries. IL&FS puts a special emphasis on technological solutions via interactive platforms to overcome barriers such as physical distance and time.