India’s economic boom since liberalisation in the 1990s has brought new jobs, opportunities and money. A growing middle class and the opportunity for millions of poor youth to enter new industries has driven a government-led focus on skills training. Despite the investment, many trainees are dropping out of programmes or not accepting offers upon completion of the training programmes (pdf). Today, young job seekers make up nearly 50% of the unemployed in the country, according to the report Combating Youth Unemployment in India, published earlier this year.

via Mentoring: the key to unlocking India’s demographic dividend? | Global Development Professionals Network | Guardian Professional.


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