Pipal tree provides vocation training for skills in various domains through its own training centers. Posts training all students are placed with well known construction companies on handsome salaries.
Despite one of the largest youth populations in the world, the country lacks the educational programs, systems and training centers to provide up-to-date technical, vocational, literacy and language skills to its ever-growing employable population. In the next 20 years, India will add 250 million people to the working-age population, compared to Brazil’s 18 million and China’s 10 million during the same period. If the potential of these youth remains untapped, it will not only slow growth, but a cycle of poverty and illiteracy will persist that only further drains society economically and socially.The demand for skill based jobs has been at its high due to boom in various sectors in the country; as a result there are number of skill oriented courses operational in the length and breadth of the country. However, access to such courses by the youth coming from poor communities is very low due to various socioeconomic problems.
A majority of the youth passing out from high schools and colleges do not have the specific skill sets required by various sectors in the market. Also, the country has about 90% of children and youth dropping out by class 10. It is found that the proportion of unemployment is the highest in the age-group of 20-24 years and at least 83% of the unemployed belong to the age group of 15-29 years both in rural and urban areas. Providing market aligned livelihood/skill training to deprived youth will help them to find a decent job and to earn a sustainable livelihood.
One way to address this problem is to provides vocational training to these school drops. The training should be comprehensive enough to ensure that youth pick up the skills adequately. Post training the students should be provided apprenticeship or On the Job training to perfect the skill. Post that students should be provided employment on decent wages and social benefits. This should help solve the problem of large poor of unemployed youth in the industry and unskilled workers working on the Industry.
Pipal Tree Foundation (PTF) has already taken the initiative and established 19 training centers spread across 8 states of India which are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, , Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telangana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra for skill development in youths benefiting underprivileged youth in India.PTF intends to establish 19 more training centers across these India over next three years.
PTF aims at provides skill enhancement training to youth through these training centers.The training would include:
Regular skill based training classes, site visits, workshops, etc.
Classes by executives and counseling by employers
Also for work experience hands on training at site.
All trained youth are provided jobs in the relevant construction skills. Also major part of this training would be On the Job training to ensure the sustainable livelihood for youth.
The target beneficiaries under this project are the under privileged youth (18-35 years) from proposed location who are either class 10th or class 12th passed or even school dropout after 7th std. Majority of them are from BPL families.