JobTrain Creates Sustainable Employment Opportunities

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JobTrain Creates Sustainable Employment Opportunities

by Vikas Vij
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Friday, January 22, 2016 - 4:00pm



Vocational training programs are typically viewed as a lesser option than universities. However, as university graduates struggle to find jobs, vocational training is becoming increasingly promising. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has repeatedly highlighted the “skills gap” between unemployed workers and job openings that require more than a high school education but less than a four-year degree.

JobTrain is a 50-year old nonprofit that is helping low-income people learn skills that lead directly to employment. The organization focuses on promoting economic equality through a combination of job training, academics and life skills to help disadvantaged people become self-sufficient.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

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