Employer-Youth mismatch at the recruitment stage – How apprenticeships can help

Apprenticeships not only provide an immersive skills training environment, but also offer crucial insight into the real world of work thus bringing youth a step closer to their future employers. 


Employability rates among college graduates languish under 50% dropping to 30% in disciplines such as commerce and arts. Equally alarming, an astonishing 80% of India’s total college student population is enrolled in disciplines with the least market value. Why is that? An acute lack of awareness among youth on what skills jobs require is a key reason. Secondly, practical skills and problem-solving abilities which most employers seek can only come from real work experience. There exists a palpable mismatch between what employers expect of young people at the recruitment stage and what youth know of what is expected of them…Read more