Quest Alliance, with support from Central Square Foundation implemented a General Employability Skills (GES) program for students in class 9, 10 and 11 in Delhi Government Schools. This pilot program, implemented in 250 Government schools, focussed on four key skills for employability – English communication, digital literacy, life skills and work readiness.
Through the pilot program, the effort was to assess the effectiveness of building employability skills among school students, and to understand the successes and challenges to successfully integrate employability skills in the school system. Development Solutions supported Quest Alliance to undertake this assessment and understand the impact of the GES pilot program in Delhi.
Approach and methodology
The assessment of the GES program comprised an impact and process assessment. The Impact assessment, undertaken through baseline and end line surveys with students and trainers, assessed the impact of the GES program on knowledge, skills and abilities of students and trainers. The process assessment was undertaken to assess the implementation of the program, successes, and challenges. The assessment used a mixed method design comprising:
Data and information from all the above sources were triangulated to enable the assessment. The assessment outlined the impact of the program, results from the process monitoring, the successes, and challenges of the program; and enabled recommendations for scale up.