AITMC and Ministry of HRD launch Earn While Learn, to create over 1.5 million jobs in India by 2018

New Delhi; June 15, 2017: All India Council for Technical Education (A Autonomous Body Under -Ministry of Human Resource Development ) Government of India, National Career Service – Ministry of Labour and Employment, GOI and All India Technical and Management Council (AITMC), a non-government organization announced the launch of Earn While Learn (EWL) – an initiative under which AITMC will collaborate with industries and business owners to educate and develop the skillset of over 1.5 million youth pan-India across industries, and provide them assured livelihood.  Earn While Learn supports the Government of India’s vision of developing a strong & sustainable economy by enhancing employable skills among the youth, getting them job ready and providing an occupation.

The initiative was announced at AITMC and AICTE Global Summit 2017. Announcing the launch, Dr. Anil D Shasrabudh, Chairman, AICTE said, “Earn While Learn supports the Skill India mission and will be creating 1.5 million jobs in 550 districts of India within a year. Our vision is to develop local markets and address the requirements of rural India by educating youth residing in these districts and enabling them in developing and distributing products within their region. The initiative will uplift the standard of living in rural India by addressing critical challenges and livelihood issues. We thank AITMC for pioneering this initiative.”

 The strategy behind EWL supports the vision of a rebalanced economy, that will have a growing and diversified business base. The program outlines the need to introduce new and innovative skills amount the youth increasing our economic growth and competitiveness. The plan supports India’s economic strategy and will help people into finding sustainable livelihoods.

Speaking on the announcement, Mr. Avnish Ranga, General Manager, AITMC said, “Earn while learn is our dream project that will provide a multi-dimensional platform to the industry, academic institutions to develop skills and create jobs for over 1.5 million youth, thereby effectively addressing the challenges of rural India.”

“We will be training rural youth in macro technology to develop products that suit their region, thereby creating job opportunities for them. EWL will collaborate with industry leaders in creating these assembly facilities. These products will be assembled by young students and sold in the rural market, providing enhanced business opportunity for the industry, practical learning to the students, therefore, addressing challenges of the rural India such as fresh drinking water, transportation, electricity etc.” Mr. Ranga added.

EWL has formed strategic partnerships with companies including Kent RO Systems Limited, Blue Mount Water Purification Systems Ltd, Arise India Limited & Krishna e-Rickshaw so far and will be launching the initiative in 50 districts in June 2017 and 75 districts in July 2017. The first phase will be launched in collaboration with universities such as Reva University, Bangalore; PM institution, Sonipat; Deshbhagat University, Punjab; Delhi College of Technology & Management, Palwal and OM group of Institutions, Hissar.

About Earn While Learn:

Earn While Learn (EWL) is a flagship programme of AITMC with an aim to address the biggest challenge of Rural Unemployment and Migration of Youth from Rural areas to Urban areas in search of Job/employment opportunities.

About AITMC:

The All India Technical and Management Council is one of India’s paramount advisory bodies and a prestigious non-governmental organization that articulates the interests of industries, entrepreneurs, academic institutions and the youth.

AITMC plays a persuasive role in crafting and sustaining an environment in which employment and entrepreneurship both flourish. Through the facilitation of partnerships and with an extensive network of influential corporate, individual members, and academic institutions, AITMC provides the resource, knowledge and support that are vital for effective employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

AITMC focuses primarily on auxiliary skill development and provides skill based training. AITMC plays a vital role by providing skill development to more than 2 million people across India through its 27 Centers of Excellence. (CoE). These Centers bridge the widening divide between those who have access to opportunities and employment.