Themes Tackling Youth Unemployment

Globally, 75 million young people are unemployed, but businesses can't find enough skilled workers to fill job vacancies. How can a country tackle the Education to Employment challenge?

IL&FS Skills

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Youth unemployment rate


Population living on less than $2/day



About IL&FS Skills

Founded in 2007 as an initiative of a major infrastructure company, IL&FS Skills is one of the more promising in a new wave of Indian for-profit skill development ventures. In 2011, it became one of the 50-odd private partners selected for support by the government-funded National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). IL&FS Skills operates in 24 of India’s 28 states.

By the numbers

Trainee education level

Keys to operations

  • Partnerships with more than 1,000 employers
  • Selection tests to match students to occupations
  • Curriculum developed in cooperation with industry, and adjusted to demand
  • Evaluation of participants before, during and after course completion
  • Extensive network of NGOs / mobilization and marketing partners


2 responses to “IL&FS Skills”

  1. Ashwini Saxena says:

    Happy to see this.. I feel proud of being a part of this initiative during 2007 in one of the poorest and most challenging states of India, Bihar.. the scaling up started then has now reached to what a scale!!

  2. Shailesh says:

    Happy to know

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