The Future Right Skills Network is a collaboration facilitated by Quest Alliance and funded by Accenture, Cisco and J.P. Morgan. The network is supported by civil society organizations and state governments in partnership with the Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. FRSN is on a mission to empower young people in Government Industrial Training Institutes with employability skills for the knowledge economy.
THE NETWORK AIMS TO REACH 1 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE IN INDIA’S Government Industrial Training Institutes ecosystem BY 2025.
Launched in 2019, the network drives systemic changes in the Government Industrial Training Institute ecosystem (Govt. ITI) ecosystem, including national and state industrial training
institutes and polytechnic ecosystems, to equip young people with core employability skills,
digital fluency, and skills enabling their life-long learnability.
WHAT DO WE DO
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, 85 MILLION JOBS WILL GET DISPLACED DUE TO AUTOMATION
We identify pertinent opportunities through extensive research to improve the technical and vocational training ecosystem for both learners and educators alike.
We ensure systemic reforms in learning and training models through innovative and relevant interventions.
We advocate to create awareness, disseminate critical knowledge and shape a forward-thinking mindset to empower students with future-ready employability skills.
HOW DO WE DO IT
Institutional Capacity Building to cultivate robust learning environments by strengthening capacities trainers, placement officers and institutional leaders — thereby nurturing institutions that prepare youth for the future of work.
Direct Training and Outreach of young people; including engaging related stakeholders like trainers or facilitators, parents, alumni, peers, and VTI and ITI institutions to be invested in the student’s upskilling journey and positively influence young people’s career decisions.
Thought Leadership to influence change and drive collective action to transform India’s Govt. ITI ecosystem to deliver 21st century skills
9 STATE GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS
Accenture, Cisco and J.P. Morgan are cornerstone funders. They are committed to the vision and are invested in the strategy of the Future Right Skills Network.
These include state govt. Departments and civil society implementing partners that have expertise and knowledge of delivering skills training in the state. They bring along rich experience and learning specific to their respective geographies.
These partnerships help FRSN identify priority areas of innovation and experimentation. We discuss emerging trends, challenges in the ecosystem; prototype new ideas for scale and impact; identify existing solutions which can be plugged into similar states and steer the knowledge building agenda for FRSN.
The network secretariat ensures that FRSN is on the path to achieve its vision. It leads technical areas of content, training and technology; liaisons with the Govt. Of India, and supports partnerships with state governments.
The MSDE has a 4 year MoU with FRSN to scale impact of 21st century skills and drive systems-change through digital engagement, trainer development and platform deployment to strengthen employability skills training in India. The collaboration also has a thematic focus on digital transformation, thereby encouraging sharing and adoption of skilling strategies across states.
RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY
We are invested in researching sector trends, market opportunities, and formulating skilling strategies to drive change and improve prospects for young people's employability.