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About JA India

  1. 1. ‘ ...what I have been taught till now is making me expect something out of my life and acquire knowledge' -- A young JA India student on a JA India program About JA India www.jaindia.net
  2. 2. Junior Achievement Worldwide World’s largest organization dedicated to educating students! <ul><li>120 Countries </li></ul><ul><li>9.8 Million Students </li></ul><ul><li>400,000 Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>380,000 Volunteers </li></ul>Founded in 1919
  3. 3. Student impact Scale and geographic coverage * July 2008 to June 2009 <ul><li>Direct presence </li></ul><ul><li>Bangalore </li></ul><ul><li>Chennai </li></ul><ul><li>Delhi/NCR </li></ul><ul><li>Hyderabad </li></ul><ul><li>Mumbai </li></ul>Above actuals do not include JA CWAP Interactive (March July 2010: ~ 2,000 unique accesses), Cognizant Associates put through Cognizant Careers program (~4000 associates) 180% 150% 130% 130% % YoY growth <ul><li>Remote presence </li></ul><ul><li>Chandigarh </li></ul><ul><li>Coimbatore </li></ul><ul><li>Jaipur </li></ul><ul><li>Kolkata </li></ul><ul><li>Pune </li></ul><ul><li>Serviced in FY11 </li></ul><ul><li>Aarani </li></ul><ul><li>Ahmedabad </li></ul><ul><li>Guwahati </li></ul><ul><li>Kotagiri </li></ul><ul><li>Kumbakonam </li></ul><ul><li>Madurai </li></ul><ul><li>Mannargudi </li></ul><ul><li>Ooty </li></ul><ul><li>Salem </li></ul><ul><li>Yercaud </li></ul>JA India students perform better in their exams … because they see the connect from the classroom to the workplace ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS 150+ Schools and colleges VOLUNTEERS 1400+ Business volunteers
  4. 4. JA India: What drives us? The questions that concern us and therefore drive our efforts <ul><li>Do students understand the working world? And the ways to engage with the working world? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they understand how economic, social and business environment are impacted by work? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they understand the role of the individual, their education and specific abilities for succeeding in the real world? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they prepared for the real world? </li></ul>
  5. 5. So what does JA India do? JA India programs built on combination of following themes … to make students workforce ready JA India believes more children in India need to go to school. JA India also believes, the issue of functional illiteracy, in those already in school, is equally acute to merit an intervention. JA India narrowed in to engage the student in the school in his/her capacity as the future professional. The student already in the education system is the first to join the workforce, focusing on their workforce readiness would cause the most immediate benefit .
  6. 6. What actually happens on the ground? Current stakeholder engagement model Academic Institutions JA Classroom 5-16hrs programs, conducted thro’ single day and multi day formats Enlist support of institution head, choose appropriate JA Program Evangelize for Student buy-in Call for voluntary participation to first pilot Grow the relationship based on pilot feedback Continuous program scheduling for new student batches Working or retired professionals Evangelize concept through debrief sessions Select/Classify/Train/Orient interested individuals for in-classroom anchoring Schedule volunteers to classroom programs Grow the relationship based on feedback from students/teachers/observers Follow on scheduling for new programs, where individuals interested and available JA India Develop programs Develop program delivery models Develop program and delivery partnerships FEEDBACK FEEDBACK Done by JA India Done by JA Volunteers
  7. 7. JA India: Volunteer on-boarding process For current volunteer engagement model Stage I: Debrief Stage II: Training and Orientation Stage III: In classroom deployment Registered volunteers Trained volunteers JA India provides detailed volunteer guides, content and toolkits to assist volunteers conduct the classroom sessions Program specific training-cum-orientation session for registered volunteers ~ 3 Hr session conducted by JA India / Pioneer Volunteers Live classroom observer sessions Offline communication: Brochures / PPTs / emails / website JA India Debrief sessions: 1-2 Hr session conducted by JA India Assignment to independent classroom sessions
  8. 8. What is in it for you? Benefit from JA India proven Programs and Engagement <ul><li>Corporates </li></ul><ul><li>Helps your employees engage with a social cause using something they know – themselves and their work </li></ul><ul><li>Helps build organization image in a more passive manner – since volunteers deliver the program referring their professions and organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances leadership skills and public speaking skills of your employees </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitizes your employees to upcoming thought processes and ideas, makes them aware of people who influence the future </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>JA enables you to impact social thought </li></ul><ul><li>JA programs provides you a structured outlet to fulfill your desire to teach, impact a school, help students with no added workload on you </li></ul><ul><li>Our Program and Volunteer management model ensures student interactions is done with focus on continuity and sustenance so your efforts are not wasted </li></ul><ul><li>At less than 4-6 hours of your volunteering time per month, children get to explore and aspire to become like one of you. </li></ul>
  9. 9. JA Careers with a Purpose Our Flagship, Foundation, Focus <ul><li>Objective: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce students to the world of business, organizations and industries and introducing limited business and economic concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the role of professions in the larger economic, business and social environment and the essential difference in various professions </li></ul><ul><li>Expand their awareness of opportunities available and analyze capabilities required </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate along the dimensions of individual fitment to various opportunities. </li></ul>Target Audience: Class X through XII Students (14-18 years) <ul><li>Volunteer Profile and Commitment: </li></ul><ul><li>More than 6 years of experience </li></ul><ul><li>6 hours over 4 sessions of 1.5 hrs each </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions usually conducted on 4 consecutive Saturdays </li></ul>
  10. 10. JA Careers with a Purpose Details of the full fledged program that is broken down to constitute our Work Readiness Program What is the PURPOSE of work? What is your SENSE of the working world How can I REFLECT on what career will fulfill my purpose? How can I MOVE forward? Why do people work? What kind of work would I like to do? What do people do at work? What is working environment? What are functions, roles, responsibilities? Career, Industry and economy – what is the connect? What are career paths? Requirements to fulfill while choosing a career? [SEEK] My preferences while choosing a career? [VISTA] Mapping SEEK and VISTA in our mind What are my opportunities? The importance of making the right decisions. How can I make the right decisions?
  11. 11. FY12 | Phased, sustained targeting with existing program framework 50,000 students but 100,000+ program interactions…to create a collaborative alumni network Grade V Grade VI Grade VII Grade VIII Grade IX Grade X Grade XI Underlying Concept / Framework JACWAP KID Career Clusters JACWAP Job Shadow JACoP WORK READINESS PROGRAMS INTRODUCTION TO WORK Focus On How Products Come To Students (Production Focus) MY WORK Intra-Inter school Workshops emphasize WORK / CAREER Introduce SEEK WORK AND INTEREST Explore WORK and SEEK as a combination that leads to CAREER Introduce INTEREST Mini Factory Model (JACWAP) WORKREADY Combine WORK, SEEK and VISTA as building blocks in the search of a CAREER with PURPOSE WORKPLACE Shadowing real world work spaces SIMULATED WORKPLACE Student Company experience INTRODUCTION TO WORK Focus On How Products Come To Students (Supply Chain Focus) MFM Conclusion SEEK Intro OTHER WELL ADOPTED PROGRAMS INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE Introduce Concept of Money, Savings, Spending and Charity in a Game based Program JA-HSBC program Underlying Concept / Framework JA Success JA Problem Solving JA More Than Money (MTM) UNDERSTANDING SUCCESS Explore the idea of SUCCESS and its various hues so as to provide a balanced view PROBLEM SOLVING Solve unstructured problems thereby introducing concepts of team, interpersonal and communication skills Student Entry
  12. 12. JA India Volunteering Corporate Engaged or engagement process commenced
  13. 13. JA India Sponsors JA India funded by grants from Indian Corporates (Founder Members)
  14. 14. Volunteering expectations <ul><li>Volunteer Profile and Commitment: </li></ul><ul><li>4+ years of work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Program duration: 4-6 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Format: 2-4 sessions of ~1.5 hrs each </li></ul><ul><li>Sessions usually conducted on consecutive Saturdays </li></ul><ul><li>Weekday sessions an option if convenient to school and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Profile and Commitment: </li></ul><ul><li>No minimum work experience criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Program duration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade V/VI: 2-3 hrs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade VII: TBD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Format </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade V/VI: 1-day, 1-session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade VII: TBD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weekday or weekend </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Profile and Commitment: </li></ul><ul><li>10 years + work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Program duration: Long haul programs , 40+ mentoring hours </li></ul><ul><li>Format: Weekly/fortnightly mentoring sessions across 6-8 months </li></ul>WORK AND INTEREST (Grade VIII) WORKREADY (Grade IX) WORKPLACE (Grade X) INTRODUCTION TO WORK (Grade V/VI) MY WORK (Grade VII) MY WORKPLACE (Grade XI) JA Student Company Program
  15. 15. What JA education programs are not… <ul><li>JA India education programs are NOT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Replacements for regular academic programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Additional’ courses to be offered as ‘electives’ in academic institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skill / capability certification programs </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thank You! JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT INDIA SERVICES (A Company registered under Section 25(1)(a) of the Companies Act, 1956) www.jaindia.net © 2006 - 2011 Junior Achievement India Services.
  17. 17. <ul><li>Additional Slides </li></ul>
  18. 18. Relative economic output | Why are other nations generating more? India: How do we explain this difference when we have a very talented workforce ! There are structural constraints and issues around efficacy of talent: Do we need to redress functional illiteracy amongst educated talent?
  19. 19. Unemployment! | Where do they go even if we were to prepare all educated youth? 16 Mn new heads each year In 5 years, one in every four new global workers will be Indian. <<< Milestone 16 Years Grade VII Grade X Grade XII Graduates Organized Employment 3.0mn Uneducated or educated upto Class 7 4.0mn < Class 10 4.0mn < Class 12 3.5mn Graduates and above Graduates in organized sector Graduates in unorganized sector Less than Graduates unorganized labor School educated agriculture labor Poorly educated agriculture labor More Jobs Better Jobs EMPLOYED Generate more value Be more employable Total annual new workforce supply: 15 Million Addition of 300mn workers by 2025 Pressure on agriculture | 18% of GDP, 56% of workforce Shifts | Farm to non-farm; rural to urban BE WORKREADY <ul><li>Securing the future of Youth would require </li></ul><ul><li>Making resources cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Substantially more MSME jobs </li></ul>Workforce absorbed Source: Secondary research Estimated enrollments per year UNDER EMPLOYED UNEMPLOYED More Investment  JOBS Organized workforce Unorganized workforce Agriculture workforce