Vodafone launches international future jobs programme to skill and train 5 million youth

The first step in the Future Jobs Finder is a series of quick psychometric tests designed to identify each individual’s aptitudes and interests and then map these to the most appropriate job category

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India's second largest telecom service provider Vodafone on Tuesday announced the launch of an international future jobs programme to offer skilling, career guidance and access to training content to up to 5 million youth in the country and also up to 10 million youth across 18 countries by 2022.

Vodafone launches international future jobs programme

 

The company has developed Future Jobs Finder - a new online platform accessible to all youth for career guidance, access to relevant training and search meaningful jobs in the digital economy globally, Vodafone said.

The first step in the Future Jobs Finder is a series of quick psychometric tests designed to identify each individual's aptitudes and interests and then map these to the most appropriate job category in the digital economy. In the second step, the individual is directed to specific job opportunities in their chosen location.

Sunil Sood, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone India, said, "India has one of the youngest populations in the world. The vision of DigitaI India, to which we are all committed, requires an abundance of digital skills and new learnings. Over time, every workplace will go digital, creating new roles and accelerating the demand for a wide range of specialist technical skills relevant to a digital economy. With this programme, we want to prepare 5 million young people across India to be future fit for workplaces of the new world."

It aims to help match skills with potential job positions and extends an opportunity to improve skills through online courses.

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Users can also access relevant online digital skills training on this platform, where several courses are available free of cost. On completing the tests, users also receive a summary of their skills and interests that can be used on their C.V. or in a job application.

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