JOB SKILLS TRAINING AND PLACEMENT FOR RURAL
YOUNG WOMEN AND GIRLS
Rural young women are often excluded from job skills training and placement programs, particularly those in-service industries. To increase access to job skills training and placement opportunities for rural girls, the 3D Program implemented a skills training and job placement program for 45 rural girls, in partnership with SNDT Women’s University, Tech Mahindra Foundation and MASUM to understand and address the barriers that prevent them from participating in urban-based programs and generate recommendations for government job skills and placement programs.
"We have two objectives: we want girls to get skills training that would fetch them a job, and to stop early marriages. Girls enrolled for this [program] will be away from home during a crucial time when the majority of girls get proposals of marriage as they are seen at weddings and other functions."
Dr. Manisha Gupte, co-founder of MASUM
Read more in our case study Insights from an Innovative Job Skills Training Program for Women in India and blog Dreaming the Impossible: Notes From an Innovative Job Training Program.