Skills for Employability

The Skills Initiative enhances livelihood opportunities of youth across underserved communities in India. In line with the Government’s goal of skilling 125 million individuals by 2022, the initiative works to provides specific employable skills required by the industry.

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People Trained on Employability Driven Skills

‘Skills’ is one of the most critical foundation elements of a nation’s economic growth. The world is on the cusp of Industry 4.0 and Indian technology sector hopes to fuel this change. The need of an industry ready and job-ready workforce has never been more significant.  

Unemployment among the youth has also been increasing. Over 60% of the 8 lakh+ engineers graduating every year remain unemployed (Source: AICTE). On the other hand,39% employers encounter challenges to attract quality talent. It is evident that an enormous gap exists between the skills available and employability. 

NASSCOM Foundation’s ‘Skills Initiative’ works to bridge the gap. The initiative provides employability focused skills to the youth from tier 2 and tier 3 colleges across India. It utilizes CSR funds to train the young job aspirants on current and future industry skill needs like Big Data, AI, CRM (non-voice) etc. 

NASSCOM Foundation works closely with the IT Sector Skills Council – NASSCOM SSC. All training curriculum is in line with the ‘Qualification Packs’ prescribed for similar skills by the SSC. 

The Foundation helps the donor organizations finalize various aspects of the Skills-based CSR intervention. These include skill-need discovery, course curriculum and the region of intervention. It next finds the right training partners to deliver the course to the youth from the region. The foundation also helps support the placement of the trained individuals. 

Over the past few years, NASSCOM Foundation has been able to train over 2 lakh people in diverse skills.

SDGs Supported


Finance and Accounts

Computational Skills

Software Development

Financial Market Analysis

General Accounting


CRM  (Non-Voice)

Soft Skills

Human Resource Management


ITI  Trades

Big Data and Analytics


NASSCOM Foundation is grateful to all the companies who helped towards the cause of making graduates from the underserved communities job ready.

My Story of

Training on Database Management System, Java programming and communication skills helped me get a job at Dell EMC.

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