Skill & Entrepreneurship Development Institutes are an initiative of Ambuja Cement Foundation. Our aim is to provide youth with training, employment and business opportunities to help them achieve their aspirations in life, and lift their families out of poverty.

Skilling: A National Need

15 million youngsters enter the workforce every year, however more than 75% of them are not ‘job-ready.’

In fact, only 2% of India’s labour force have undergone some skill training at all.

This presents a national ‘skilling challenge’ as India will need 700 million skilled workers by 2022 to meet the demands of a growing economy.

To tackle this, there is a need to emphasise ‘skills’ as a viable and rewarding career option, and channelize youth into skills training.

The Challenges

Group

JOBS/SKILLS
MISMATCH

Whilst job are sometimes available, young people do not have the skills required to perform to the best of their abilities.

Group 2

LIMITED ACCESS TO
TRAINING FACILITIES

Most training facilities are available in big towns, and poor public transport inhibits access to them.

Group 3

URBAN DRIFT / YOUTH
MIGRATION

Young people move to the city in search of better training and employment opportunities.

Group 6

UN-SKILLED
FARM JOBS

Youth are forced into un-skilled farm jobs with no job security or long term career path.

Group 7

PRESSURE ON
AGRICULTURE

The land holding per household is reducing and additional skills are vital to provide families with an alternative livelihood.

Group 9

AVAILABILITY OF TRAINERS
IN RURAL AREAS

It is often difficult to find quality trainers in, or attract them to, rural areas.

Group

JOBS/SKILLS
MISMATCH

Whilst job are sometimes available, young people do not have the skills required to perform to the best of their abilities.

Group 2

LIMITED ACCESS TO
TRAINING FACILITIES

Most training facilities are available in big towns, and poor public transport inhibits access to them.

Group 3

URBAN DRIFT / YOUTH
MIGRATION

Young people move to the city in search of better training and employment opportunities.

Group 6

UN-SKILLED
FARM JOBS

Youth are forced into un-skilled farm jobs with no job security or long term career path.

Group 7

PRESSURE ON
AGRICULTURE

The land holding per household is reducing and additional skills are vital to provide families with an alternative livelihood.

Group 9

AVAILABILITY OF TRAINERS
IN RURAL AREAS

It is often difficult to find quality trainers in, or attract them to, rural areas.

Our Solution

We work with the industry to identify local skilling needs, then find and support rural youth to obtain those skills and gain meaningful dignified employment.

Training

worker

Skills Need
Assessment

youth

Mobilisation of
Youth

training

Trade/Soft Skills Training &
Curriculum Development

coach

Workplace Experience &
On the Job Training

advice

Counselling & Career
Guidance

Placement

police-identification

Identification of Placement
Partners

businessman

Facilitation of Job
Placement

group

Group
Placement

people

Mentoring &
Support

teacher

Refresher
Training

Entrepreneurship

growth

Enterprise Development
Training & Curriculum

agreement

Support for Business
Plan Development

customer-service

Assistant in
Accessing Loans

family

Family Counselling
& Support

technical-support

Ongoing Advisory
& Support

Group 10

78,000

SEDI Graduates

Group 11

75%

Job Placement Rate

Group 12

10,000

Youth per Year Trained

Group 13

Gender

Breaking Stereotypes in Vocations

Group 14

33

Centres in 2020

Group 15

43

Accredited Courses to Choose From

Group 16

20,799

Enterprises Started

Group 17

Rs 5091

Million Cumulative Income Earned by Trainees

Group 18

349

Physically Handicapped Youth Trained

Partner With Us Today!

Help us meet the skilling needs of the country by becoming a SEDI partner! There are many ways that you can partner with SEDI to help tackle the skilling shortage of the nation - join hands with ACF to support our work, start your own SEDI: