Every year, India adds about 12 million people to its workforce, out of which a paltry 3.1 million are trained or qualified.
To close this gap in skills, the Indian government introduced the Skill India Mission which aims to train 550 million people by 2020. Since its launch on 15th July this year, the Mission has directed significant attention towards the issue of livelihoods and skill development and has garnered considerable support from companies and other key players in the sector.
Companies need to harness this opportunity and work towards effectively scaling up their initiatives in skill development. In order to help companies do this, Samhita’s article on the Forbes India blog looks at five key lessons for effectively scaling up programs: A conducive political environment, strong partnerships, adopting a lifecycle approach, systematic monitoring and gradual processes.