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As per a report released on May 12, 2013, just about 2 percent of India's youth and only about 7 percent of the whole working-age population have received vocational training. This is the reason why one of the perennial problems Indian industries faces-lack of skilled manpower.

As per a report released on May 12, 2013, just about 2 percent of India's youth and only about 7 percent of the whole working-age population have received vocational training. This is the reason why one of the perennial problems Indian industries faces-lack of skilled manpower.streameastlivetraining (carrying on the family's trade like farming or pottery making) or learning on the job continues to generate more skills than the whole formal vocational training set-up in the country which includes 8,800 ITI and 450 polytechnics. Hereditary learning is the source of needed skills for 1.8 percent of the working-age people. Learning on the job comes to the rescue of 1.7 percent people of 15-59 years of age. Only 1.6 percent has any formal vocational training.

In many cases, there is no match between the nature of vocational training one had and the job he/she ism doing. For example, over 65 percent of rural labourers working at construction sites or agricultural fields had training in mechanical or electrical engineering, or computer skills. Nearly 58 percent had got computer-related diplomas. Over 57, percent of urban women who had trained as beauticians or hair dressers ended up as personal service workers or marketing executives.

The most telling statistics in the survey was related to unemployment and being "not in the labour force". Nearly 60 percent of those who had done textile-related vocational courses and 57 percent of those who had trained to become beauticians were no longer in the workforce. Overall, about 8 percent of the trained persons were unemployed and another 33 percent were not in the workforce. Over 56 percent of trained women were reported as not being in the workforce compared to 20 percent of men. About 12 percent of women and 7 percent of men were unemployed.

These details have emerged from the results of a survey carried out by the National Sample Survey Organisation in 2009-10. The survey covered 4.6 lakh people.

Highlights
* Just about 2 percent of India's youth and only about 7 percent of the whole working-age population have received vocational training.

* Hereditary training or learning on the job continues to generate more skills than the whole formal vocational training set-up.

* In many cases, there is no match between the nature of vocational training one had and the job one is doing.

* Overall, about 8 percent of the trained persons were unemployed and another 33 percent were not in the workforce.

* About 12 percent of women and 7 percent of men were unemployed.

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