Enabling Livelihoods Through Vocational Education

Event Details
  • November 27th, Wednesday, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Ballroom 1
Aparajita Gogoi

Aparajita Gogoi

Executive Director Centre for Catalyzing Change

Session Description

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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?


  • Vishal Talreja

    Vishal Talreja

    Co-Founder Dream a Dream

  • Raj Gilda

    Raj Gilda

    Co-founder Lend A Hand India

  • Abishek Gupta

    Abishek Gupta

    Hon. Advisor to Dy CM (NCT of Delhi) on Skills Development Dept of Technical Education and School Education, Government of Delhi

  • Shrikant Sinha

    Shrikant Sinha

    CEO, TASK Government of Telegana

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