Going multilingual, the skill-based platform, Youth4work has been launched in 11 regional languages including Hindi, Telgu, Tamil, Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi, Urdu, Malayalam, Kannada, Odiaa, Gujrati as well as international languages including Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, Turkish, Japanese and Italian.
According to government data, India has 536 million internet users out of which 46% are English users and 54% are regional users as they find content in regional languages more reliable than the content in English. However, the growth of the Internet users in India will bloom if the internet has more content in the local language.
In rural areas, 43% of the non-users of the Internet said they would adopt the medium if the content was provided in local language. In urban areas, 13.5% of the non-users mentioned that they would use the Internet if content is provided in local languages.
Rachit Jain, CEO of Youth4work.com says, “The problem of the youth in one country is same as in another, and our firm has always focused on how to solve them by assessing and evaluatingthe youth through our platform which acts like an exposed labour market as well as the job market which connects the two with each other. The platform uses its advanced technology for showcasing the young minds, digitally.”
“Youth4work tied up with Mexico-based firm Centro Netec to provide skill training in Latin American countries.We would able to serve potential Spanish speaking youth by enhancing their skills, providing certification courses and employment opportunitiesfor the Spanish speaking population who can access our website in languages including Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, German, French, Turkish, Japanese and Italian, adds Rachit.”
The purpose of launching the website in 21 different languages is to help the Youth in the need of the hour.