Experiences on the WayIGS - Field Stories
The journey was surely exciting and had some memorable experiences. Here are a few of them.
Grassroots connect with the unemployed Indian youth
Reaching out to the masses and seeing things from their perspective is often a challenging exercise. It requires one to establish connect, communicate frequently, and build trust over time. Working with 750,000 unemployed youth from the state of Karnataka took us through a journey not many have gone through before. Through 2 million phone calls and 250,000 face-to-face interactions over 9 months, IGS has established a deeper understanding of the mindset and career preferences of unemployed youth, and a continuous channel of engagement for them in career guidance and match-making. From candidates looking for quick money through short-term employment to candidates looking for long-term employment in the public sector, IGS caters to a job seeker base with very diverse career preferences, and is constantly building on these experiences and data, enabling insights and improved solutions for such underserved livelihood markets.
Building platforms in an unexplored and non-digitized market
IGS operates in a highly unorganized and untapped skilling and employment market, bringing with it
Running Skilling & Employment programs at scale
In April 2017, Government of Karnataka had launched ‘Kaushalya Karnataka’ initiative for skilling unemployed youth, and help them find suitable career opportunities. Over 750,000 candidates from all over Karnataka have registered for this program. I Got Skills and UNDP (United Nations Development Program) had partnered with this initiative, and taken the responsibility of providing career counseling, training and employment match-making for all the registered candidates.
For the successful execution of Kaushalkar program, a three-step process was developed by IGS for the registered candidates;
Over 500,000 candidates and 20,000 employers had participated in the process with IGS, including short-term campaigns like Kaushalya Bhagya and Regional job