If you thought degrees are enough to get there, think again. There’s quite a bit of hue and cry raised over the absence of vocational training in our education system and how it affects our job-ready youth. That is, if they are job-ready at all. While students in the urban areas manage to be better off, thanks to spoken English and computer literacy, those in semi-urban and rural areas face the brunt. Vocational training ups labor productivity of the rural youth who, devoid of fancy degrees, are not equipped to make their mark in the IT or ITES job sector. In an attempt to better the vocational training scene in India (or the lack of it should we say), Milaap has been raising funds for several youngsters who entered the job sector after completion of their course. And they are all smiles once they become independent, financially secured youngsters.Mayukh, one of our co-founders is on a similar quest - he lands in Sonarpur, West Bengal today. Mayukh would personally meet students in Sonarpur who need funding to pursue skill development courses. These vocational courses will help them master a skill - a computer language; hardware, networking etc based on their requirements and empower themselves and their family.Here's how Heena, one of the many whom we have helped make a name for themselves, became self-sufficient after undergoing vocational training.It is indeed inspiring to see students becoming increasingly aware of the requirements of the job sector and gearing up to become self-sufficient.We’ll be back with more stories from the field. Stay with us. To see how impact lending has touched and changed so many lives, do visit our YouTube channel.
Vocational Training, A Need Of The Hour. Here's Our Attempt To Enable It