Samyukta Subramanian is a Program Head at Pratham. She is a Psychology graduate from Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Samyukta received her Masters in Psychology from Delhi University, with a specialisation in Clinical Psychology. Having worked briefly in the mental health sector, Samyukta’s relationship with Pratham began as a volunteer. She later joined Pratham Delhi as a full time worker and has been involved in its policy and implementation decisions since then. Some of her roles have included coordinating the Teach India Campaign for Pratham, English content development and training, head of the School based library program and community programs in East Delhi, head of Urban Learning Centers, Delhi etc. At present, she is leading the Foundation Course for Employability (FCE) program for North India and the Upper Primary Schools initiative at the national level. Apart from this she is also faculty, trainer and facilitator for the different capacity building initiatives undertaken by Pratham at the national level. Samyukta has written various articles based on her experiences in the field.
Choosing to be trained: Behavioural restrictions on participation decisions
02 Sep 2013
Widespread unemployment has prompted policymakers to consider introduction of various training programmes that can help workers accumulate additional skills to obtain new jobs and/ or retain current ones. However, these programmes can only help if targeted individuals take up such opportunities. This column argues that participation in short-term skill-building courses is not just limited by economic factors but is also influenced by intrinsic characteristics such as attitudes towards risk and competition.
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