ITC’s agribusiness operations in India are based mostly in poor rural areas, where a high proportion of the youth population lacks skills and are mostly engage in the informal sector. In order to improve livelihood opportunities of the local communities, and create a skilled resource base, ITC launched its Vocational Training Program in 2013. The Program aims at improving the skill sets of people, especially those belonging to the marginalized sections of society, thereby making them better suited for the job market.

Key figures:

  • 2,500 youth trained for the manufacturing and services sectors since end of 2013.
  • Targeting 10,000 per year.

Meeting the skills gap: ITC’s vocational training program