A Workforce Development Initiative (WDI) making Non-Governmental Organisations, corporates and like minded individuals come together and form enriching partnerships, have been launched on 18 April 2007 in New Delhi, India, to work towards linking learning and livelihoods for disadvantaged youth. The launch, made by CAP Foundation was to announce the formation of an alliance, the first of its kind, that will actively work towards developing the workforce of 21st century India. The CAP Foundation is an independent registered organisation demonstrating public partnership initiatives between civil societies, corporate and government agencies in linking learning and livelihoods for communities of children, youth and women `at risk’. The Foundation reaches out to the adolescent at risk by providing a holistic education and livelihood promotion module, which combines formal education with vocational training skill development training, life skill modules, job placement and career exploration opportunities, through an experiential mode, aimed at developing confident individuals capable of self directed growth.
The Key outcomes of this launch were the signing of the CAP UK partnership document and showcasing the various partnerships of the alliance.
A number of panels discussed issues related to the context of livelihoods in growing urbanisation, pre-employment training programmes