In a bid to elevate the socio-economic profiles of the underprivileged youth in Bangalore, iOPEX Technologies has partnered with Yuva Parivartan, a leading non-profit organization working in the slums of Bangalore for more than 15 years, to provide training in vocational skills to the youth through its existing Livelihood Development Centre (LDC).
Through the partnership, more than 200 underprivileged youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years will be provided with short-term livelihood-oriented courses in Computer Science, Accounts, Retail Sales, and Apparel Making. Entrepreneurial training will be provided as part of the program to ignite the idea of self-employment in them, according to a press release.
Post the completion of the program, trained and certified youth will be linked to livelihood opportunities. For the students who would like to take up jobs, placements in local businesses would be identified. However, for the youth interested in self-employment, they will be helped with setting up of individual businesses or contracts.
Commenting on the importance of skill development among the youth from underprivileged sections of society, Shiv Kumar, Chairman & Chief Mentor, iOPEX Technologies, said,
It is vital to re-ignite the urban and the peri-urban youth and drive them towards skill development for ensuring healthy sustainable livelihoods. It is critical to ensure that they rise up from drastic poverty and their socio-economic condition improves for adequate development.
The company’s LDC in Bangalore is located in the slums of KG Halli. The area is surrounded by the slums of Modi Garden, Idga Mohala, Tipu Mohala, and Roshan Nagar. As per a baseline survey conducted by Yuva Parivartan in March 2022, there are more than 3,000 youths in the age groups of 18 to 35 years who have either lost or have no source of livelihood, especially post-pandemic. There are close to 1,800 youth in this area who are in a need of skill-based livelihood training.
“In India, there are 430 million youths between 16-30 years of age who can become a demographic dividend. However, with millions of youths unemployed, it is fast becoming a demographic disaster. Majority of youth in our country do not have enough skills to enter the labor force or to start livelihoods,” said Shiv, adding, “The first step towards creating such an ecosystem was to understand the needs of the community. Based on this assessment, we have devised short-term employment-oriented courses through multiple models.”
iOPEX Technologies, based in San Jose, California, is a new-generation global digital services provider and process innovator. The company offers optimized Digital Engineering, Operations, and Studio services to its more than 30 Fortune 500 clients. Founded in 2009, iOPEX Technologies help transform the business operations of large enterprises by integrating them with automation.
Over the years, iOPEX Technologies has established itself as a global corporation known for its relentless focus on optimization and thereby, becoming a preferred partner for traditional and new-age businesses. As a brand philosophy, iOPEX Technologies aims to significantly improve operations efficiency and reduce the cost of operations for its clients. Their framework for integrated workflow automation helps the journey for operational teams to go from manual operations to AI-based operations to No-Ops delivering up to 30 percent cost savings.