(Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion)
Lok Bharti anchored its skilling interventions in 2010, to realize its vision of delivering high-quality, industry & need driven, skill based trainings, at progressive levels, that will support India’s continued economic emergence while bridging the skill gap and increasing possibilities of improved livelihoods for the young Indians.
With approximately 128 lacs Indians to join workforce every year it is estimated that 60% of the rural population will be a part of this work force that needs to be skilled and attached to the employable industry.
It is with this that Skill Development BECOMES OF PRIME importance for the society as a whole.
Lok Bharti works towards harnessing the skills and capabilities of the Indian youth so they have the right and adequate skills to perform the job assigned to them. Our efforts are being made in mobilizing, new training methodologies of skilling and doing industry linkages for placing rural youth. It is in this context that the role of Skill Development organizations becomes vital
Having the competency and capacity to identify and address the skill gaps – both in generic and sector specific, we design and deliver a set of unique industry-demand driven, multi-stakeholder skill development programs, to bridge the skill gaps, in potentially hi-growth employment industries/sectors.
With our unparalleled presence in 20 rural districts by virtue of a network of our skill development centers , we are emerging as a significant partner of NSDC and Government across India in bridging the skill deficit gap and in creating employment and livelihood opportunities. We are implementing Skill Development programs with State Government of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi/NCR for skill development projects like Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana (SGSY) of the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, District Poverty Initiative Project (DPIP). Some other ongoing projects include Aajeevika, Directorate General Resettlement (DGR), Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission (UPSDM), Employment Linked Skill Training Program (ELSTP). We have successfully trained over 8000 candidates and placed more than 70% of them in economically viable jobs.
We have branched off into new trades and territories including states like Maharashtra, Assam, Karnataka, and Jammu & Kashmir for upgrading the skills of unemployed youth. Lok Bharti is committed to skill and increase employability of over a million youth at a global level, particularly from the backward and rural areas, in the coming years.