Much has been said and done by the Indian Govt. in order to make the Indian youth employable. Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Indian youth would be trained in the industry specific skills by training partners & centres and provide better placement across the industries. NSDC – PMKVY campaign is one of the most important campaigns in this term. Like any other government campaigns no matter how glittery this looks from the front, it has its own backstage story because of various challenges. The Government of India seems to have taken some hasty steps to make this campaign work.
People trained under PMKVY scheme are to be assessed and placed in the industries and also be given certain financial rewards. This would also aid Make in India and Digital India campaigns. There are few gaps in the Skilling – Assessing – Placement process: People being trained need to practice the skills (theory as well as practical) not only while they are at training centers but anytime at their will.Rachit Jain, Founder & CEO, Youth4work shares that a well-designed vocational and skills training program helps unemployed youth to learn new skills, upgrade existing skills and find satisfactory employment. Highlighting the prevailing challenges, he said, “Companies do not wish to hire the entry level workers directly. They outsource the entry level staff by appointing labour contractors and staffing companies. Next, individuals with some skills find it difficult to break through without a formal certification.”
In India, with employable youth, if not properly skilled will lack employment, such initiative by the Government was imperative which aims at skilling and employing them. Not only this, the training centers need to connect with companies to get job opportunities for skilled people. Hence a need for platforms which can support these needs – more importantly a single platform that can manage the processes and data.
http://www.youth4work.com/ is one such leading solution provider which caters to the need of the training partners by empowering them with online practice tests, based on NOS (National Occupation Standards), for 500+ job-roles certification assessments under 27 Sector Skill Councils.
“Approx. 1.5 lakh practice question attempts have been made by people across India, on the Youth4work platform helping them clear the certifications,” he adds further. The insights provided by Youth4work say that the NSDC has provided clear syllabus guidelines under QPNOS according to which training partners teach the students but face challenges with respect to offering them sample test papers. In a scenario like this, these practice tests prove to be highly useful for the students provided the fact that these tests are directly accessible to them via web and smart phones. .
The Phase 2 of PMKVY is eagerly awaited, there is no official notification from NSDC yet. It is high time that powerful but affordable employability solutions emerge for people in rural as well as urban India; solutions that help them showcase their skills and proudly become the backbone of Indian economy.
Headquartered in New Delhi, Youth4work is an exciting and innovative talent development initiative with a vision – “To be the preferred personal space for every aspiring youngster to introspect, self-assess and improve his/her own skills”. The primary focus is to prepare and aid youth in becoming more employable with the relevant skills i.e. from the start till they get more experience at work or entrepreneurship. The user communities span across domains like IT, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Retail, HR, Design & Creativity, Skill Development verticals, PMKVY and many more. Intelligent assessment and global ranking algorithms help users to ‘identify and showcase’ their talents whereby a variety of skill courses and competitive practice materials help Youth acquire skills, improve their rankings and become more employable.
Youth4work aims to be the leader in a Billion Dollar burgeoning talent marketplace. With over 8 million user base (and growing exponentially), 7300+ educational institute profiles, 10,000+ employers advertising more than 30,000 jobs, practice tests for 210+ competitive exams, 500+ skill certification courses, Youth4work is poised to positively impact the talent ecosystem in the contemporary world.