Despite rising higher education levels in India, millions of people who graduate from technical and vocational programs lack the basic soft skills necessary to get hired and begin a thriving career. At the same time, local blue-collar employers struggle to find quality talent with on-the-job experience. Medha embeds career coaching in low-resource public education institutions so that low-income youth get jobs that pay well and that they like.
Medha’s well trained counselors help students find the right career pathway, teach them employability skills - critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication - and get students quality internships so they can test out different career paths. There’s a growing Medha alumni network that provides further career opportunities and peer support. It’s a simple model that’s already being delivered by government in two states with a strategy to scale to every public institution in North India.