In Nepal, large number of female youth graduates with minimal number of women entitling decent career. No or limited professional expertise are the contributing factors of low employability figures of female. This lays a foundation to hone the professional skills of women backing with sufficient practical trainings on harnessing soft skills. The goal of this initiative is to empower young women of marginalized community for the workplace skills by assisting them to acquire professional and business skills to enter in today’s challenging job market and break the glass ceiling.
According to our research and a survey of over 50 plus companies in Nepal, over 75% of employers are not satisfied with the skill level of the job candidates applying. In total 79.5% of organization spends remarkable amount in personal development of candidates with a figure of 74.2% requirement in soft skills.
IFC stated that, “productive and decent work is the main route out of poverty.” Unfortunately, the Nepali education system is severely underdeveloped, with a hyper focus on rote memorization and the emphasis on job/soft skills. As a result over 35000 high school students drop out each year for financial reasons. The unemployment rate of youth is estimated to be 35%with huge majority of females.
This motivated us to work to achieve our goals of brining young females and youth with professional skills to penetrate the competitive job market and provide employers with competent candidates.