Exchanging knowledge with policymakers and marginalised youth about skill training in India

In recent years, both India and Scotland have made an extensive investment in skill training and education to reduce the unemployment of marginalised youth and enabling their social and occupational mobility (ILO, 2011, 2016). This knowledge exchange project funded through an ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, comprising of a workshop (India) and a seminar (Glasgow), offers an important and timely opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, and academics from India and Scotland to share experiences, develop understandings, and participate in dialogue to provide evidence for the policies and infrastructures that need to be developed and implemented to facilitate the positive engagement of young people in skill training programmes.

This impact project builds on the ongoing research project entitled, “Examining the social and economic impacts of skill training on marginalised youth in India” led by Dr. Srabani Maitra (University of Glasgow, School of Education) in collaboration with Dr. Saikat Maitra from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Calcutta), India.