C.P. Singh – The man who is contributing potentially to the skill development scene on regional leve
When there were hardly any NGOs speaking of ‘livelihood for youth’ in Bijnor district of Western UP, Mahadev Educational Society headed by C.P. Singh emerged as one of the major contributor to the national level skill development programmes and PMKVY. And yes, the ball was right on the bat. Today, they have well over 70 training centers, 17 active job roles and 15000+ trainees spreading in different districts of Uttar Pradesh.
MES is conducting several skill development and entrepreneurship training programmes to enhance the employability of the youth and women of the region. Keeping in view the social needs, their continuous efforts since last decade for the marginalised communities have elevated their life by reducing poverty.
Matchmaking between the requirement and availability of skilled workforce is a monumental challenge. Each industry has its own characteristics in terms of seasonality of demand of labour, grades of workers and hiring processes. Based on the key learning by the other counterparts and research based study of the Indian workforce landscape, MES has devised an array of innovative training modules in to close the large skill gap.
Singh says, “The nation’s progress depends on a suitably skilled workforce. Equipped with required skills for jobs today and future to improve livelihoods, reduce poverty and build a more equitable society is in the interest of the government, NGOs and community together. Thus, it was our strategic concern to establish the foundation of good-quality primary and secondary education complemented by relevant vocational training and skills development opportunities, endowing future generations with the core skills that enable them to continue learning. This is how MES started spreading its roots”.
MES is also working on other social issues concerning water, women empowerment, sustainable agriculture and environment.