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Lack of access to affordable education and rapid advancement in technology have created an under-skilled global workforce, high long-term unemployment, violence and increase in crime.
The winners and losers in the next decade will be determined by the level of innovation a country undertakes. An intelligent, educated and highly skilled workforce is the main driving force for Innovation.
In The United States
WHEELS’ Education team is focusing on technology-enabled skills development initiatives, especially for youth and disadvantaged segments.
Some of the projects in the recent past have provided support to Wounded/Unemployed American war veterans seeking entry into the private workforce. WHEELS partnered with Operation Homefront, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, to develop and fund training centers serving veterans in IT, job transition, and mentoring services.
For entrepreneurial skills development, please see our two projects under Livelihood & Sustainability section:
To prepare the technology-centric workforce for the digital economy, Wheels is helping scale pioneering work and amazing innovation coming out of IIT Bombay – Spoken Tutorials.
Please see Spoken Tutorials for further details.