Tata Trusts and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) together will promote skill development and jobs for youths from Jammu and Kashmir. Under the partnership, a study will be undertaken by Dalberg Global Development Advisors to understand aspirations of the youth from the state and key challenges and interventions that can create employment opportunities for them.
S. Ramadorai, Chairman, NSDA & NSDC said, “We have seen some encouraging results from the state of J&K along with the required passion and eagerness of the youth to be a part of the large corporates and MSME sector in India. This intervention is a natural extension of our desire to enable a two-way connect between the industry and the state’s youth leading to mutually beneficial outcomes while addressing aspirations.”
The graduates, post-graduates and engineering diploma candidates from J&K have exhibited their professional abilities while working in reputed companies across India under Home Ministry's Udaan programme, run by NSDC in collaboration with several corporates. Sectors like retail, banking, financial services, IT-ITeS, infrastructure and hospitality have been covered so far. Similarly, the Himayat program, supported by the Ministry of Rural Development, has helped train and place youth from the state for entry level jobs in hospitality, retail, and other professions over the last few years.
NSDC has evaluated the opportunities and is looking at scaling up the programme and revisiting the gaps so that more youth from J&K can get better careers and self-employment opportunities. This partnership among Tata Trusts, NSDC and Dalberg will identify the real gaps and give right direction to bring higher standards and scale to the skilling initiatives for the youths from J&K. The youth outreach plan, corporate engagement model, skilling value-chain alignment and a rollout plan would all be addressed as a part of this critical intervention.