Young people today face a huge challenge of regular employment. Even the motivated, aspiring and trained youth are unable to get employment. Our project aims to build a platform for job oriented training of the unskilled and semi-skilled youth who have limited job opportunities. When we say ‘job oriented’ what we plan to do is to create innovative sustainable business models which will become large platforms for employment of the trained youth. Hence, we propose to become a marketplace for training as well as employment of the trained youth. The first model we are currently building is in the two-wheeler servicing sector where we will deploy hundreds of youth through a mobile automobile servicing platform in mid to large size corporations and housing complexes. The two-wheeler servicing sector has been carefully chosen based on the research that a large number of youth is trained every year in automobile servicing by the government run Industrial Training institute (ITIs) and automobile companies. Also, there are a lot of resources available including space, equipment, and trainers for conducting of such training programs. The major problem lies in the ‘meaningful’ employment of the youth after completing the training. The job of a mechanic is often not respected with low income levels. Our project will bring professionalism in the vast unorganized servicing market and will bring greater efficiency and structure leading to better income levels and dignity to the profession. It will also result in curbing the malpractices and ensure compliance with the industry recommended servicing norms and procedures. Apart from this, we also propose to bring environment-friendly recycling technologies to recycle tones of used engine oil and also remove the dirt, grease/oil and other foreign matter from the water used for washing purposes thus positively impacting the environment.
I am Varun Kashyap, a Mechanical Engineer by education, passionate to bring change in the lives of the youth. We have figured out that while there are lot of training institutions being run by government, NGOs and private bodies, very few actually produce employable people. The problem is two-fold : A) The training is not upto the industry standards. B) It is not linked to the demand of the industries. We aspire to develop a sustainable model, working closely with the training institutions and provide meaningful sustainable employment opportunities to the trained youth. The first in the series of opportunities is the Project Automoboyz which will provide employment to the trained youth in the area of automobile servicing. After identifying various problems in the area of automobile servicing which includes unfair practices, non-adherence to the company recommended service procedure, inconvenience and inefficiency, unavailability of recycling facility for used engine oil and water amongst others, we have planned a unique business model to utilize the young people in servicing automobiles and overcoming all the shortcomings identified.
Based on the acceptance of the model by the companies, who are our prime target audience, we hope to be able to employ hundreds of youth under this model.