Skilling Youth-Channelling India’s Demographic Dividend

28 August 2023

Employment is usually a concern in our country. Financial hardships hinder the youth’s aspirations. Often leading to an increase in dropout rates in schools and colleges.


GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) is changing this trajectory for the youth of India.

How you ask?

The Skill Training Centres, under GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF), provide essential skills and working knowledge in sectors such as electrical and electronics, automobile, retail, hospitality, banking & sales, beauty and wellness and many other such sectors. These courses are available in 15 institutes run by GMRVF across India, most of which are residential facilities. All training programmes are conducted free of cost including boarding and lodging. There are practical laboratories and there are workshops for each course to get a good hands-on training. Soft skills, interview preparations and on-the-job training are built into the course to ensure the student is ready for employment. The USP of GMRVF’s vocational training program are the industry partnerships. Relevant industry partners such as Schneider, Voltas, Volvo etc. bring in the industry-relevant curriculum, equipment, placement support etc. that give a competitive advantage to the youth under training.

The short-term vocational skills courses, facilitating entry-level jobs or entrepreneurship opportunities, are targeted at underserved youth who could not get the platform to complete school or college education. The institute organizes job fairs for students to understand the demands of each industry and prepare themselves to focus on those aspects. Further, various companies are invited for placements.

Committed to creating a positive impact, GMRVF has trained over 80,000 youth since 2003 with more than 80% settlement record. It continues to contribute to Skill India Mission by training about 7,000 youth each year helping them shape a brighter future for themselves.