MAKING THE
WORKFORCE FUTURE READY

The Future Right Skills Network aims to strengthen ecosystems and structures to transform India’s ITIs and catalyze impact.

ABOUT

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 technical and vocational training institutes with employability skills for the knowledge economy.

THE NETWORK AIMS TO REACH 1 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE IN INDIA’S TVET ECOSYSTEM
BY 2025.

Launched in 2019, the network drives systemic changes in the Technical and Vocational
Education and Training (TVET) 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.

307,900+

STUDENTS

700+

INSTITUTES

20

STATES

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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 vocatio nal 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 TVET ecosystem to deliver 21st century skills

IMPACT

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307,900+ STUDENTS

3,100+ TRAINERS

1,000 PRINCIPALS

700+ INSTITUTES

20 STATES

9 STATE GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS

STATE WISE
OUTREACH

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PARTNERS

Funded By

Facilitated By

Supported By

ANCHOR FUNDER

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.

STATE PARTNERS

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.

KNOWLEDGE PARTNER

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.

NETWORK SECRETARIAT

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.

MINISTRY OF SKILLS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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.

INSIGHTS

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.

Pathways To Work: Mapping Education, Skills and Employability to Labour Market Demand

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Quest Alliance and Dept. of Skill Development and Industrial Training, Haryana: A Case Study

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Research And Advocacy 1

Skilling for the Future of Work: An Outlook for Youth in the Platform Economy

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Research And Advocacy 2

A Change Map for Industrial Training Institutes in India: Insights from Ecosystem Leaders

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Young Women Learners in Industrial Training Institutes: Decoding Challenges to Successful Careers

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Driving Reform in Industrial Training Institutes: A Charter of Recommendations

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Research And Advocacy 3

Making Women ITIs Future Ready – QA & JP Morgan Study

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Innovating for scale: A Quest Alliance-Accenture Case Study

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Business Standard - Accenture, Cisco, J.P. Morgan and Quest Alliance collaborate with government to bring new age skills to youth
The Hindu - News from the world of education
DNA - Skilling India for 21st-century skills: Collaborations show the way