Skill Developement Eco System

Skill Developement Ecosystem

Human Empowerment: The Skill Development Ecosystem

Does education and higher academic qualification makes a person successful?

If we go by the recent survey results on 3 E-s in India i.e. education, employment and employability, you will be in for a shock! Among all the undergraduates, graduates and post graduates in the entire country barely a 10% are employable. Among the professional elite that includes engineers and MBAs only 30% of employable. Further, only 7% engineers are found suitable for handling core engineering tasks and just about 3% have suitable skills to be employed in software. Shocking indeed!

Doesn’t this dismal facts expose the education system of the world’s 3rd largest economy with 130 Crore population? Though the number of universities, colleges and institutions are briskly increasing in India, the lack of quality education persists. Profit-hungry managements, lack of skill education, never ending corruption, focus on rote-learning methods and shortage of quality faculty are the major issues plaguing higher education. Graduates are routinely collecting their degrees despite not being skilled enough to be a productive part of the Indian economy.


It is estimated that by 2028 India will be the world’s most populous country beating China. While the labor force in the industrialized world is estimated to decline by about 4% in the next 20 years, in India, it is expected to increase by 32%. India currently has 730 million people in the working age group of 15-59 years while it has 10 Lakhs young job-seekers join its labor force every month for the next 20 years. From 6,214 engineering and technology institutions which are enrolling 29 Lakhs students, around 15 Lakhs engineers are released into the job market every year. Where are the jobs? Even if they exist, due to our pathetic state of education they simply do not have adequate skills to be employed. This massive challenge of job creation and skill gap is daunting. We need to equip our workforce with employable skills and knowledge.

Now, here is the question. What are the remaining 70% to 90% of the so-called qualified students going to do? How and where are they going to find jobs? Experts say that this situation may cause serious instability in the economic and social conditions in the country, along with wide scale dissatisfaction and disillusionment.

Here comes the role of the direct selling industry. The direct selling industry in India (read the legitimate industry) has been providing an ideal skill development eco system for millions of Indians including women, who without an iota of doubt are skillful and extremely enterprising.

  • No academic qualification criteria: to be a direct seller, there is no academic qualification prerequisite. Any individual aged 18 and above with basic literacy can associate with a legal direct selling company, follow the industry code of conduct in letter and spirit and achieve exceptional levels of success.
  • Ability to communicate in mother tongue: One of the constraints in employing students was their poor language skills. Their inability to communicate in English not only robs them of their jobs but also leaves them with lack of confidence and inferiority. While many direct selling entities provide formal training to their work force to sharpen language skills, they are fundamentally encouraged to speak in their mother tongue so that they express fully and freely and achieve the desired result.
  • Large number of work force: Direct selling is a highly labor sensitive industry that has the ability to employ huge work force to distribute their products and services directly to end users. More the merrier for client acquisition and market penetration. Governments are slowly waking up to the fact that this industry can provide massive employment to masses.
  • Quality life Education: Many successful direct sellers would vouch for the fact that the companies that they are associated with are like universities of success. Direct selling companies allocate as high as 10% of their gross turnover to impart life education that goes much beyond the academic education to prepare them to face real life situations. Those who follow the system get immensely benefited and become transformed human beings.
  • Soft skill training: : Direct selling companies provide inspiring training programs and stress on acquiring variety of soft skills including communication skills, presentation skills, public speaking etc. This develops positive thinking, high self-esteem, professional attitude towards life and higher levels of confidence.
  • Leadership training: Direct selling system has foolproof methods of identifying leadership qualities amongst its sales force. It provides an ideal platform to rise the ranks purely based on merit through business performance. The intense workshops on leadership have helped thousands of people to demonstrate leadership in every sphere of their life.
  • Technical Training: Whether it is ‘IT to masses’ or the digital payment system, direct selling fraternity has been at the forefront of using the latest technology. Employing video conferencing, webinars, 3-way calling and e-commerce or using social media or various apps for business promotion, direct sellers have engaged themselves with the mainstream.
  • Women Empowerment: Direct selling industry offers an ideal opportunity for women empowerment to fulfill their entrepreneur’s ambition by working flexi hours and achieve phenomenal success. It’s an ideal platform for young mothers to work from home and balance work and family.

Any individual, who follows the code of conduct of the industry, bends his/her back and works with dedication, focus, commitment and discipline is bound to succeed. Apart from the performance based monetary benefits direct selling industry inspires you to live life to the fullest.