Mumbai : Tata STRIVE, a skill development initiative of Tata Trusts, today, on World Youth Skills Day, announced that it has, since 2015, touched the lives of over one million individuals. Among them, 1.5 lakh were skilled for employment in the formal sector, 1.3 lakh livelihoods were enabled in the informal sector, and 650 individuals were developed as entrepreneurs. Besides, 6,000 trainers, certified by Tata STRIVE, have skilled over 6.5 lakh learners.
Tata STRIVE brings to its learners, job-oriented courses created along with industry leaders, such as IKEA, Schneider Electric, L’Oréal India, Sahyadri Farms, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), Tata Communications, Voltas, Tata Capital, and others. Many experts from these partners also engage as guest faculty. Companies are involved across the value chain – as knowledge, funding, placement, and infrastructure partners.
Tata STRIVE’s skill development centres range from large multi-skilling centres to sector-specific smaller centres, as well as colleges and ITIs. Classrooms and training labs come with best-in-class equipment and the faculty are specially trained to deploy the unique Tata STRIVE pedagogy and methodologies while teaching.
Partnerships with the Government of India and several State Governments have ensured that Tata STRIVE’s offerings reach individuals from varied backgrounds, at scale. As an outcome-oriented organisation, driving counselling, employment and entrepreneurship, Tata STRIVE has created multiple solutions to deliver high quality training, relevant to youth, in a scalable model targeted at the bottom of pyramid.
Highlighting the importance of quality skilling programmes for the youth on World Youth Skills Day, Ms. Anita Rajan, CEO of Tata STRIVE said, “India’s future belongs to its youth. Our economic growth is throwing up immense possibilities for young people. Driving awareness and providing the skills for them to participate and benefit from these opportunities is our goal. I’m elated to see the rewards of our efforts and the immense support of our partners. I hope that we continue shaping the nation’s future. On World Youth Skill Day, I’d like to remind our youngsters the importance of a versatile skill set as the means of fulfilling their ambition.”
To celebrate this achievement, Tata STRIVE has deployed a digital campaign – One in a Million – celebrating the stories of its learners. The campaign lays emphasis on individuals who have been skilled at Tata STRIVE. It recounts the story of One-in-a-Million, Amit Dere, who even after two unsuccessful job stints and a failed business, took up the skills training programme at Tata STRIVE and now, runs a successful business.