Creating cooperative training opportunities:
Since the project began piloting six cooperative vocational education and training models - one model per cluster - 300 youths and young adults have completed one of these courses. A total of 11,000 youths and young adults have also received access to better training opportunities.
New structures have been created in the six clusters, so that companies of any size have the opportunity to be actively involved in shaping the cooperative training on offer. In all, 14,000 small, medium and large companies have already participated in designing and implementing cooperative vocational education and training in their respective cluster.
The project has organised various dialogue formats at over 20 locations throughout India. Over 1,500 representatives of public and private sector organisations have participated in the events and actively exchanged information on their experiences with implementing cooperative vocational education and training.
Strategy advice and systemic change:
The project has developed five concrete recommendations for strategy modifications related to cooperative vocational education and training. Three of the five recommendations have already been implemented by the Indian Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and mainstreamed in corresponding strategy papers.