The average age of India’s population is projected to be around 29 years by 2020, one of the lowest in the world. India’s demographic transition makes it imperative to ensure employment opportunities for millions of youth each year. With nearly 12 million youth joining the workforce in India every year, India is witnessing a huge skill gap in employability. Based on the skill gap study conducted by the National Skill Development Corporation over 2017 – 2022, there is an additional net requirement of 103.4 million skilled manpower by 2022 across 24 key sectors.The Government of India has started several skill development initiatives to address this challenge.

Already associated with the flagship DDU-GKY program, BPT looks forward to associating itself with the other skilling programs.