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.
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.
Centum WorkSkills India limited (CWSI) is one of the NSDC’s largest training partners. CWSI offers an integrated set of services in the skill development sphere, which ranges from community mobilization, assessment, certification and assistance for placement. CWSI provides special focus on vocational training to youth on a large scale. CWSI uses communities, self-help group, social specialists to reach its target beneficiaries.