Improving Employability of the Youth

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Improving Employability of the Youth

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Policies and interventions  and GS-III – Economy 

In news

  • Recently, the Ministry of Labour and Employment and UNICEF have signed a Statement of Intent to improve employment outcomes for the youth in India.
  • It intends to provide a platform for cooperation between the Ministry and UNICEF to leverage the existing mainstreamed initiatives

Areas of Collaboration

  • Connecting young people with employment opportunities.
  • Upskilling in skill areas like life skills, financial skills, digital skills, vocations skills etc.
  • Strengthening National Career Service (NCS).
  • Support in Job forecasting by exploring the gaps.
  • Supporting direct dialogue between youth and policy stakeholders.

Important value additions 

National Career Service (NCS)

  • It was launched in 2015, within the umbrella of the e-governance plan.
  • It is a one-stop solution that provides a wide array of employment and career related services to the citizens of India.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Labour & Employment.
  • Three Pillars
    • A well designed ICT based portal NCS portal,
    • Country wide set up of Model Career Centers 
    • Interlinkage with all the states through employment exchanges.

Some Other Initiatives Taken by India 

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