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Education and women’s empowerment in India

Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), Bhagat Phool Singh Women's University Sonepat, Haryana, India

Case  | 
Girls in ICT

Challenge

The labor participation rate among women in India is one of the world’s lowest at 28.5 percent. Many girls in India do not have the right skill set or opportunities to get into ICT-based job roles.

Solution

The starting of an industry-focused training program designed to upskill women and prepare them for ICT-based job roles. The program has a direct connection to different players in the sector.

Impact

200 young women have access to free training and mentoring support. The program ensures placements for all successful trainees.

More facts and reading

 

 

Attracting more girls to ICT

While the ICT sector has made some headway in terms of gender equality in the last decade or so, it continues to be male dominated, especially at senior levels. This is a serious problem, as our sector is facing a pressing need for new talent. For example, the European Commission has predicted a skills gap of more than 500,000 ICT jobs in Europe by 2020.

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