New Skills for Economically Disadvantaged Students

New Skills for Economically Disadvantaged Students

June 2017

In recent years, the lack of skilled labor in India has come to public attention. To increase skills in this workforce, BNY Mellon funds higher education in Pune, India, through a Deep Griha Society project that has given nearly 200 students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds access to courses such as accountancy, computer engineering, mechanical engineering and commerce.

Our support allows young people from families unable to finance their education to follow their personal and professional ambitions. Many students are the first in their family to go to school and college. Deep Griha has also contributed to changing the skilled labor market in India by giving girls equal access to quality education and jobs.

In addition to financial support, students in the final stages of their education receive employability skills mentoring from BNY Mellon volunteers. This includes preparing curriculum vitaes, uploading them to job portals, practicing for interviews and developing communication skills. This element of the project is vital to helping students make the transition from education to employment.