Executive Director Centre for Catalyzing Change
As India’s demographic shifts, it will experience higher volumes of school-to-work transitions and its working-age population will continue to expand, reaching a maximum of 65 percent by 2030. Despite this, many industries are still suffering from significant chronic labour shortages while marginalised communities are not able to tap into present opportunities to build sustainable livelihoods. One main cause identified is in the lack of quality skills development training and resources to ensure employability in the people. Industrial Training Institutes alone lack the capacity to accommodate the booming cohort growth and vocational streams in schools are limited.
This session looks at the urgent need for multi-sectoral and implementable solutions that can fill the gap in India’s education system and propel communities further into their economic potential.
- What are some successful examples of public-private partnership models in supporting and scaling vocational education programmes? What are the bottlenecks limiting similar collaborations?
- Where do the crucial gaps in scaling vocational education solutions lie? How do traditional notions of vocational education need to evolve in order for funding strategies to achieve better livelihood outcomes?
- How can government commitment and multi-sectoral partnerships in vocational education reform India’s education system for the next decade? What are the key success factors for government partnerships to thrive?