S4IF members are committed to developing skills for an inclusive future, in line with the vision, mission, outcomes and objectives of the S4IF network.
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.
"Best Practices Guidelines and Toolkit on Engaging the Private Sector in Skills Development”, jointly developed by UNDP IICPSD and Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries(SESRIC), will inspire, motivate and mobilize the private sector for its active engagement in skills training for employment. The guidelines and toolkit will help stakeholders to collaborate more closely with companies, chambers of commerce and business associations.
The need to properly equip women with relevant job skills to meet the demands of labour markets today and in the future is urgent.
: 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.
S4IF members initiatives help underserved groups gain access to skills, employment opportunities and improved livelihoods.