Presentation on theme: "BRISC-CARR GROUP INC. Canada Collaborating to Build Employable Skills Among Youth in India August 13, 2013 Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai, India."— Presentation transcript:
BRISC-CARR GROUP INC. Canada Collaborating to Build Employable Skills Among Youth in India August 13, 2013 Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai, India
A Meeting of Leaders from Corporate India, NGOs and Media Consulate General of Canada, Mumbai, India Welcome and Context Building: Nicholas Lepage, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, BRISC-CARR Group Inc. Collaborating to Build Employable Skills: Vijay Shankar, Director Retailers Association of India: Needs of the Retail Industry: Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO BRISC-CARR Group Inc and Juvenis Educare.: The New CSR Mandate: Dharmesh Parikh, Partner Round Table Discussion: Gaining participant perspectives on successful collaboration
Welcome Address Nicholas Lepage Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner
BRISC-CARR GROUP INC. Canada Business: Design and Provide self-guided employable skills development programs CSR Activity: Develop and implement information sharing initiatives for NGOs and Social Service agencies working in the area of Violence Against Women and Gender Inequality
5 Employers feedback: 80% of workforce do not possess marketable skills Current national capacity caters to only 25% of new entrants to workforce Unemployment and Underemployment Marketability of Current Skills What Inspired Us Vocational Training Capacity Duration of Training Eligibility for Training Long duration delays employment Eligibility often High School – School drop out rate 86%
Chilling NCRB Data Juvenile crime on the rise- NCRB statistics for 2011 showed: –Rapes committed by juveniles jumped by 188% –Theft and robbery among juveniles were up by 200% –64% of all juvenile criminals were in the ages of –70% of all juvenile crimes were in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhatisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat What Inspired Us
High Youth Unemployment Rates Disturbing trend Unemployment rates for youth have remained the same in a growing population, while unemployment rates among older cohorts have dropped
On the Other Hand !
10 Organizations Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Bausch and Lomb, Owens Corning, Baskin Robbins, Ingersol Rand, Mitsubishi, Gulf Oil, Mahindra and Mahindra, Pidilite, Planet M, Cadbury, Sears Canada, Canadian Tire, Radio Shack, Niagara Square, The Bay, Pembroke Mall, Grand & Toy, Samsonite, Spinach, Home Stores, Speciality Retail, First Canadian Place… Team Experience Over 80 Person Years of Consulting and Training Experience with more than 150 Organizations in Canada, India, Japan and USA Assessing People Change Management Training and Instructional Design
Build a Network and provide support through Online Self Guided Programs Organizations/Individu als Providing Funding Corporate CSR, Corporate Foundations, Government, Employed Youth with High Disposable Income Organizations Providing Student Access NGOs, Foundations, Vocational Schools, High Schools, Training Centers, Retail companies Organizations Facilitating Employment Corporate HR, Recruitment companies 11 Our Current Activity in India Current offering in Retail for frontline Future plans in similar high growth sectors that need youth
42 million underemployed and unemployed youth Organizations/Individuals Providing Funding Corporate CSR, Corporate Foundations, Government, Employed Youth with High Disposable Income Organizations Providing Student Access NGOs, Foundations, Vocational Schools, High Schools, Training Centers, Retail companies Providers of Scalable employable skill development solutions Organizations Facilitating Employment Corporate HR, Recruitment companies 12 Stakeholders
Will this poor limerick become a collective national truth? A maiden at college, named Breeze, Weighed down by B.A.s, B.Es, Ph D.s, Collapsed from the strain. Said her doctor: 'it's plain You are killing yourself by degrees!'
Or can we begin to design a value system that is more respectful and inclusive?
RESPECT and Reward those with EMPLOYABLE VOCATIONAL SKILLS Can the “self-actualized” intelligentsia value and respect skills and vocations that do not require years of education? What will it take to respect conative competencies as much as cognitive ones? What will it take to recognize that skills development and building is not about giving and memorizing “gyan”?
Misguided, Under-researched, Pooh- Poohing.. “ If you plan to seek an exciting career in ‘rag chopping’ with the paper industry, the government has plans to sharpen your skills. After 60 hours of training and paying a princely sum of Rs 500 for a test, you get a certificate to hang on your wall. Or you could try becoming a ‘cow boy’ (with 80 hours of skill-building) or an ‘egg selling assistant’ (100 hours).” Fiction A report from the Indian Edition of an International Magazine Fact Ministry of Labor and Employment- Course Curricula
The denigrated “S” Word…Soft Skills
Customers surveyed by BRISC CARR Group in India Customers surveyed by BRISC CARR Group in India Friendly 52 % of customers did not find the store friendly Comfortable 81 % of customers did not find the store comfortable Smile 67 % of customers said the Customer Service or Sales Associates did not smile Service 78 % did not find Customer Service Good Recommend 85 % of customers said they would not recommend the store to their friends
We Can Level the field…. Opportunitie s Challenges Economic Need for Getting Employed Quickly Unemployment and Underemployment (42 million) Inadequate Opportunities to Acquire Employable Skills (current capacity only for 25%) Academic Failure (86% drop out) NGOs, Foundations and CSR Support BCCSM Simple, Short and Marketable Skills Development 2 million jobs in Retail
RETAIL INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE: Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO RAI
The New CSR Mandate The New CSR Mandate Passed on 18 th December,2012 by the Lok Sabha and Mandated by the Rajya Sabha August 2013 Clause 135 – CSR - Applicability –Co. with a net worth of Rs 500 crores or more; or –Turnover of Rs 1,000 crores or more; or –Net Profit of Rs 5 crore or more during any financial year Create Governance Structure for CSR –CSR Board Committee ( 3 or more directors ; one independent director)
The New CSR Mandate CSR Committee Responsibility: –Formulate policy –Recommend expenditure –Monitor policy implementation –Ensure at least 2% of average net profits during the preceding three financial years is spent on CSR activities
The New CSR Mandate Eligible Activities include: –Employment enhancing vocational skills –Promoting gender equality and empowering women
‘Round Table’ Discussion : As A Stakeholder in Employment Skills Development…. How does your organization currently (or plan to) collaborate with other stakeholders? What expectations do you have of the other stakeholders? From your organization perspective, what do you think it will take to develop sustainable stakeholder relationships that make a scalable impact?